Private business aircraft travel is time efficient, flexible & increases productivity. Small companies with private aircraft are able to offer additional services to customers which are rare otherwise.

These can include chartering of private jets, cleaning of aircraft, and pilot instruction in a flight school kind of way. If you’re spending over $20,000 a year on plane tickets, through private aircraft you can cut costs and expand.

On average, owning a small Cessna will cost you around $200 per hour of usage yearly, if you fly it about 100 hours a year. That’s $20k annually. A few businesses can afford it. But if you send employees out on business trips including flights averaging $500 per, by trip number forty you’ve saved by using the Cessna; plus, you can use it to bring in additional income elsewhere.

If you want your brand to have expanded impact and increased positive reputation, sourcing a private aircraft will give you the ability to facilitate both scenarios.

This will be on top of decreasing your regular costs of business. Your business would would probably not think about private jets for transport but  when it matters, you could consider it.

A hypothetical situation

Imagine this scenario: you have an opportunity with three clients. One is in Oakland, one is in San Diego, and the third is in Sacramento. You’re able to schedule the Oakland and Sacramento meetings sequentially, and by the skin of your teeth, you’re able to get the San Diego meeting third; but all the clients want to meet the same day.

It wouldn’t be a problem if you had three sales people. You’ve only got one. Each client represents potentially $20k in business over the next year. You can’t afford to miss these meetings, but there’s no way you can drive to them given their distance, and there’s no way you can fly commercially.

But if you had a private aircraft, provided scheduling arrangements could be made, you could easily hit all three dates the same day. Start in San Diego or Sacramento. If you average three and a half hours per meeting, including flight time, it’s entirely doable in a conventional working day.

One day like that in a year makes having a private aircraft worthwhile. If your startup company is truly on the cusp of financial success, you’ll have opportunities like that in the near future. Establishing a discretionary fund for things like acquisition of diverse transport methods makes a lot of sense.

If you travel enough, then you could effectively use your private flight solution to overrule your conventional long-distance travel balance, diminishing the ultimate cost of either.

A proviso to consider

The only thing you’ve really got to keep in mind is that repairs are going to become necessary, and maintaining an aircraft is literally investment maintenance. To that end, you want to source parts from the best parts suppliers. Look for organizations that sell components like those engineered by aircraft company Lycoming.

According to AeroInStock.com, a Loctite gasket eliminator is: “…a flexible gasketing material for use on rigid machined flanges with less than [a] 0.015” gap.” This is a specific component, but you can source it from more than one provider. You want to do your research and ensure you’re sourcing components correctly; Aero offers top-tier solutions.

2017 is a year of change in a century that is quickly taking on its own defining shape. From cloud computing to the internet of things to advanced robotics and crowd-sourced infrastructural solutions, the small business world is developing. More opportunities are available to smaller businesses than ever before.

There are whispers on the winds of commerce suggesting tax breaks and legal relaxation that could make the following several years very lucrative. Having requisite support provisions like private aircraft could be essential in landing financially stabilizing clients. In a year of big changes, it makes sense to think outside the box.

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