Surf Air Pilatus PC-12 taking off
Surf Air Pilatus PC-12

Budgeting for Bizav: What up to $75,000 Will Buy

As little as $25,000 to $75,000 can take you quite a distance today via business aviation, depending on where you’re located, where you need to go, and how often you want to get there. Your alternatives include new access models that involve shared aircraft operating under the FAA’s Part 380 rules, which allow scheduled charter operations, rather than Part 135 regs that govern on-demand, or ad hoc, charter. Industry experts have long dismissed shared flights as the antithesis of business aviation’s essence, which they say involves the ability to have an aircraft to oneself, and to enjoy the complete control and privacy that come with it. But the market indicates that the experts may have been wrong or that tastes may be changing with technology.

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