Light jets are the entry-level jet class of the private charter industry. Light jets provide an economical choice for short to mid-range trips. This type of aircraft can travel farther and faster than non-jet aircraft such as turbo props, while “flying under the radar” by operating in and out of airports and fixed-base operations not accessible by major airlines. Their amenities normally include pressurized passenger cabins for comfort, safety and performance. Light Jets also contain a semi-private or fully private enclosed lavatory.
Light jets can reach great speeds – Talon’s Beechjet 400A is powered by fuel-efficient engines and is able to reach a cruising speed of 500 mph at an altitude of 43,000 feet – and provide access to smaller airports that are not normally utilized by larger aircraft. This feature can achieve a closer landing point to the passenger’s end-destination.
The light jets category often presents a smoother ride and quieter engine than most other jets. Light jets can fly at higher altitudes to avoid air traffic and feature pressurized cabins with seating for an average of 5-8 passengers. The average non-stop range usually hovers around 1,500 miles.
Examples of Talon Air’s light jets are the Beechjet 400A, an exclusive aircraft that is a flying icon of value, space, and style. It is powered by an environmentally conscious Pratt & Whitney Canada engine. The Hawker 400XP is another example of lightning fast, ultra-sleek luxury in the sky. Its innovative design sports a well-equipped galley, enclosed lavatory, seating for 7 passengers and the largest cabin of any comparable light jet.
For an experience on one of our light jets you won’t soon forget, please phone our attentive customer care team at (888) TALON-AIR (631-753-8881) or click Get a Quote.