The private jet industry can be an easy target for criticism. Frequently, the argument is made that our industry only serves the elite “jet-set” while also increasing carbon emissions and airport noise. We live in a democracy, and people are entitled to their opinions. But, with a little research, it’s easy to discover the many benefits of private jet services. So, if someone questions your desire to travel by private jet charter, here are the benefits of a competitive jet charter industry.

Environmental Awareness 

All aircraft have carbon emissions. But not all emit the same quantity of carbon exhaust. A large airliner burns a lot of fuel just maneuvering on the runway and then generating thrust for take-off.  A nimble private jet uses a fraction of that fuel. Though smaller aircraft are more efficient, there is always room for improvement.

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The Citation Bravo, classified as a light jet, burns between 77 and 239 gallons of fuel per hour.

The aviation community has initiated CORSIA, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. Almost 70 countries representing 85% of international aviation have volunteered to offset aircraft carbon emissions by planting trees and using alternative, non-petroleum fuels. You can find more information about this initiative in our previous blog article, “Sustainability in the Corporate Jet Charter Industry

Likewise, aircraft manufacturers are very focused on noise reduction. Innovative ceramic-matrix engines such as the GE-9X used by Boeing actually reduce engine noise while improving fuel efficiency. Other engine manufacturers are following suit, in compliance with the new International Civil Aviation Organization noise standard being implemented by December 2020.  

Economic Benefits

Competitive private jet services generate huge economic benefits in several specific ways.

First, the private aviation industry creates over a million jobs in manufacturing and airport services. For every private jet, there are literally thousands of employees providing maintenance and services to support private jet travel.

Second, private jet travel makes organizations more efficient. Modern technologies allow a management team to hold teleconferences, see presentations and run the corporation while en-route to meet a foreign client.  According to the National Business Aviation Association, “S & P 500 companies using business aviation outperform those that don’t by 70%.” With increased global competition, it just makes sense to get your top people to the right places to close a deal. Healthy companies, non-profits, and government organizations contribute to a strong national economy.

Social Benefits

Profit is not the only motivator in private jet services. Private jets are an important resource for humanitarian causes. Whether it’s evacuating people from a crisis, delivering medical supplies or even transporting a critically-ill child to treatment, private jets can get in and out of smaller regional airports efficiently.

This private jet charter comes equipped with wheelchair accessibility. Photo courtesy of Oak Air Ltd.

One agency that leverages the flexibility of private jets is the Corporate Angel Network, which pairs cancer patients with donated empty corporate jet seats. Other groups arrange the safe transportation of injured or endangered animals to receive care.  The versatility and professionalism of private jet charter companies like Stratos Jet Charters make these humanitarian flights possible. 

So, if someone asks you why you use private jet services, tell them it has lower emissions, supports the economy, and sustains humanitarian causes.




Whether it’s a corporate necessity or a family getaway, book your next charter flight anywhere in the world with Stratos Jets. Call  888-593-9066.