“Charter” is our middle name because it is in our DNA. At American Charter Services, we can charter your flight on your schedule through a worldwide network of available aircraft operators. ACS is an FAA approved Part 135 air charter carrier with a growing fleet of charter aircrafts as well as an experienced brokerage charter services team. Whether you’re looking to schedule a charter trip anywhere in the world or looking to book a flight on our fleet, ACS has what you need.
Because a private jet charter is the renting of an entire plane rather than the purchasing of individual tickets on a plane, the price can vary based on many factors. For planes that we service owned by others, the prices may also change based on these factors.
The age of an aircraft is not only measured by its date of building. There are many classic planes that are in new condition and some newer models that have a lot of miles on them. Flight hours and cycles are a good measurement of age. One aircraft cycle is a takeoff and landing of a plane. For plane renters, an older plane can be cheaper, but for aircraft owners, there is a cost for maintaining a plane as it ages.
There are certain checks which must be done at regular age intervals. Once every 400-600 flight hours or every 200-300 cycles requires a light A-check. The B-check is done every 6-8 months and requires about 160-180 total working hours to complete. C-checks are required every 2 years or at a manufacturer specified number of flight hours. This inspection covers more of the plane’s components and requires a full crew to work full-time for a couple weeks. The D-check is also known as a heavy maintenance visit and is the most costly by far. Approximately every 6-10 years, an airplane must go to a maintenance base and be taken apart for this type of check. Because of the extensive work and costs that must be done on the plane, around 50,000 total hours of work and costs in the millions, planes only reach 2-3 D-checks in their lifespan before being scrapped. No matter the cost, American Charter Services ensures the safety of your plane by performing all of the required maintenance checks with our crew or at a maintenance facility.
The type of aircraft chosen may be more expensive if it is a higher quality, a lower flight time, or a less available model. If your plane of choice isn’t at your take-off location, it may also cost more to relocate it. The time of departure and landing in a commercial airline can affect the price. Likewise, a plane charter may be more expensive to rent during those times. Holidays are always more competitive because of the volume of traffic. Weekends are also a common flight time for business people who need to be at work on Monday. Especially night flights near the end of the week can be popular and therefore more pricey. Airports can provide fees for using their runways and handling your private jet
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