““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
Notable Fractional Programs
Buyers' Guide » 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
Associated Aircraft Group
AAG bills its Sikorsky Shares program as the only helicopter fractional provider backed by the aircraft manufacturer. Offers shares in S-76D helicopters.
Clay Lacy Aviation
ARGUS- and Wyvern-approved operator offers wide assortment of business jets, ranging from super-lights to large-cabin models.
Day-based fractional program operating Embraer Phenom 100 and 300, Citation CJ2+ light jets and Beechcraft King Air B350i twin turboprops in the Central U.S. and Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic regions. One-eighth share provides 40 days of aircraft usage per year.
Operates all-Bombardier fleet (Learjet 40XR, 45LXI, 60XR, Challenger 300/350 and Challenger 604/605), and is launch customer for the overdue Learjet 85. FlexShare program lets owners split shares between two aircraft; Versatility Plus program provides flexible usage of hours.
Offers shares in Nextant 400XT, Cessna Citation X, Embraer Phenom 300 and Legacy 600, and Challenger 300. An iPhone app lets owners schedule trips and view trip status and account information.
The Berkshire Hathaway-owned behemoth operates the fractional industry’s largest, most diverse fleet. All feature NetJets’ interior enhancements. Access to jets in Europe through NetJets Europe. Also offers jet cards.
Offers shares in Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop and Phenom 100 and 300 jets for owners in the Eastern U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Shares start at 90 flight hours per year.
Offers shares in Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprops. Primary operating area includes eastern half of the U.S., southeastern Canada and portions of Mexico, the Bahamas and Caribbean.
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