Glossary

Preferred Vendors

Preferred vendors are typically outlined in a master list kept by jet charter operators, brokers, and agents, and are usually specific to each region of service. Charter plane prices can be calculated differently based on each preferred vendor.

Safety in the Skies

In order to be considered a preferred vendor, a vendor must qualify by meeting different criteria. Some of these reasons usually include:

  • Adherence to third party safety programs requiring an on-site auditor
  • Implementation of a robust SMS program through ACSF or ISBAO certification
  • Captains with a minimum of 1,500 hours flying time, with no less than 3,000 hours total
  • First officers must have at least 1,000 hours of flying time, with no less than 500 hours as captain

First Class Luxuries

Typically, jet charter brokers will also require their preferred vendors to provide high quality amenities during their flights. Because they do not own any of the aircraft, the vendors play a large role in building a great relationship with the broker’s clientele.

Determining Charter Plane Prices

When utilizing the services of a jet charter broker, clients often have additional needs to be accommodated. Some of these services may include:

  • Inflight catering
  • Hotel and resort accommodations
  • Rental cars and chauffeured services
  • Private security detail

Each of these additional services can contribute to the cost of the private jet charter flight.