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What Is The Difference Between A Light Jet And Heavy Jet

September 2, 2018
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American Charter services have an excellent fleet of private jet charters. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service and a unique travel experience. American Charter Services has an array of 5,000 jets and helicopters that make up our luxurious fleet. Two types of popular private jet charters are light jets and heavy jets. These private jets have a variety of differences that a customer should be informed of before purchasing or renting one of these jets.


What Is The Difference Between A Light Jet And Heavy Jet?

  • Differences
  • LearJet 35
  • Gulfstream GIV-SP



A Light Jet

A light jet is an entry-level jet, or personal jet, previously known as a microjet, is a category of small business jets seating four to eight people. This small jet is quickly becoming among the most desired mode of transportation. A light jet can travel long distances at a high speed with low fuel consumption. This type of jet can travel upwards of 3,000 miles and can reach speeds up to 435 knots. A light jet, can accommodate four to eight passengers and is equipped with various amenities such as couches and recliners. This type of jet can also fly into a variety of airports and can land on runways with lengths as low as 3000 ft which makes them able to land at most general aviation airports.


A Heavy Jet

A heavy jet is quite different compared to a light jet. Differences include passenger capacity, length of travel, and amenities. These type of jets can hold up to 14 passengers comfortably and is perfect for a transcontinental flight. The jet’s high ceilings allow for comfortable free, movement around the cabin. Amenities include a fully enclosed lavatory which provides comfort and privacy for passengers. In addition, a heavy jet will often have a crew on board to accommodate meal and beverage requests.  


Learjet 35

One type of light jet is the Learjet 35. The jet can travel at a top speed of 542 mph and powered by two Rolls Royce engines and has a large fuel capacity. The Learjet is a part of the series of American multi-role business jets and military transport aircraft manufactured by Learjet. This jet is best known for its above-average range and can travel to most destinations without needing to stop or refuel. This jet has an excellent avionics system that has been redesigned from previous models and allows pilots to work with an uncluttered control panel that is easy to work with.


Gulfstream GIV-SP

One type of heavy jet is the Gulfstream GIV-SP. This set is designed to seat 14 passengers comfortably. This jet is ultra spacious and provides a luxurious journey. The Gulfstream GIV-SP is a large cabin and includes a 4-place club arrangement and  4-place conference seating a separate area.

American Charter Services is the best choice for private jet charter services. We strive to provide a unique and luxurious travel experience for all passengers. Call Now (561) 562-4917 to speak to a qualified representative regarding our fleet of light and heavy jets!

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