Fuel Stops during Private Jet Flights. Increase of Part 135 Heavy Jets



Greetings from TapJets studio.
In today’s third episode of Private Jet Insider we will cover the following:
Fuel Stops – Why and when they are required;
Price for light jets is now the lowest in 2019;
Heavy Jet Inventory is rising.


Hello, I am Anastasia and I am your private jet insider.
I am glad to see you in this third episode. The information will cover the data for the week of September 26th.

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As you remember, our episode has 3 segments, each one about one minute. First segment is for jetsetters. Second for air charter brokers and the last one is for charter operators. So, let’s dive right in.


Dear Jetsetters, some of the flights on private jets require a fuel stop. This is when at some point of your journey, the plane lands to get additional fuel.
This could add from as little as 30 minutes to as much as 2 hours depending on the airport picked for refueling.

What you should know about fuel stop is that they are caused by two factors. First is the range of the aircraft and occasional heavy headwinds. Second is departures from mountain airports that put weight restriction on the aircraft.

The rule of thumb is that fuel stop will be required for Light jets at about three hours of flight, Midsize Jets at about four hours of flight and for Heavy Jets at about seven hours of flights (but just in few models).

So, next time you are booking a trip you should keep in mind the travel time and category of the jet you are booking or, if in doubt, always ask your broker or operators.

Last, but not least: because the operator can pick where to add fuel, this allows them to shop for the lowest fuel price, and you should be able to ask for substantial discount if that is the case.
More travel tips in the next episode, next week.


And now for my broker viewers.
Thank you for your support and re-sharing of the video. It is sincerely appreciated.

Let’s take a look at supply versus request graph for the last 24 hours and 30 days. This week continues to be standard, with aircrafts moving in the same routing pattern. With that information, and planes positioned within the normal pattern, we are able now to average out the prices for each fleet category.

Light jets pricing appears to be down and at the lowest point of 2019. In the last 30 days, average price for a light jet, all included without tax, ranged between 2100-2300 USD. This is the lowest amount tracked in the United States in 2019. Central US and South-East are at the lower point on that scale.
So, if you take your quote and divide it by the hours flown that is the number you should be seeing.

As usual, if you are interested in particular data, please leave a comment with your request, and make sure to hit the like button and subscribe.


Dear Operators,
The country looks evenly balanced and requests this week will be meeting adequate and timely quotes as the trips are at the lowest booking point for a few more weeks.

The Request map looks promising for the next 7 days with usual METO’s leading the request counts.

In last 30 days we have observed an interesting trend: some of the operators are stopping their operations, some reducing their fleets, but what is the most fascinating is the increase of Part 135 heavy jets entering the market. We have not seen the price change as a result, but this is something you should track in your area and hopefully leverage your sales ability to compete with this phenomenon.

Again, thanks for watching everyone, you should consider subscribing in order to be the first to know when the next episode is released to public.

Until next time, fly safely, and have an awesome week. ✈

September 26, 2019