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Fractional Jet Ownership is the superior choice
We knew there had to be a better solution for private aircraft service. So we created an alternative that disrupted the industry and gave executive travelers a new option with extraordinary benefits. NetJets' fractional jet ownership provides the immediacy and luxury of whole aircraft ownership with none of the operational complexities and hidden overhead. Here’s how it works.
It starts with a shareWith NetJets fractional jet ownership, you purchase a portion, or share, of a specific aircraft. And that share equals a specific number of hours you can fly in that aircraft type—with the ability to upgrade or downgrade to any other jet in our fleet. Our Owners typically purchase shares in 25-hour increments with a minimum of 50 hours.
Minimal Capital InvestmentA NetJets share provides the valuable tax benefit of owning a portion of an asset without the large capital outlay. And your investment allows us to continually refresh our inventory, making the NetJets fleet the youngest and best maintained in the world.
Your jet or betterYou're always guaranteed your aircraft or better. Upon request, and with an added fee, you always have the option to upgrade to an aircraft with more seats or longer range. If your aircraft type isn’t available, we provide a similar model or upgrade you to the next cabin class at no additional cost.
No positioning feesNetJets Owners rarely pay ferry charges—the extra fees most charter companies require to reposition aircraft. Our Ferry Waiver Program simplifies travel and often eliminates this added expense.
We hire and maintainWith NetJets, you’ll never have to hire a staff or crew, pay for maintenance or hangars, negotiate fuel costs, or deal with other time-consuming operational challenges of whole aircraft ownership.
The best of all worldsSafety, service, access, and convenience. NetJets provides all of this and more. Enjoy having a dedicated Owner Services Team, the cleanest and best-maintained jets in the world, safety protocols that exceed industry standards, jet availability within hours, and a commitment to service and discretion unrivaled in the industry.
A VERY SAFE INVESTMENTAs a NetJets Owner, your investment is secure and your liquidity is guaranteed, now and into the future. In fact, if at any point after three years you choose to opt out of our fractional jet ownership program, we will buy back your share. That’s how confident we are in the long-term future of our service.
There are multiple ways to fly with us—NetJets Share, NetJets Lease, and NetJets Marquis Card. Learn more about the differences between programs and select the best option for your unique travel needs.
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NetJets differs from whole aircraft ownership in significant ways. As you consider your options, it may help if you ask yourself: What’s most important to me, my family, and my business?
Whole Aircraft- Meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) minimums
- Safety often an "additional responsibility" of a pilot or manager
- Safety spend is a budget item vs. an improvement opportunity
- Third-party audited for a fee, maybe
NetJets- Far exceeds FAA minimums
- Dedicated team of in-house safety and maintenance experts
- Industry-leading investment in safety
- FAA audited—SMS Level IV
Whole Aircraft- Availability issue if pilot is sick or on vacation
- How can you ensure you are hiring the best pilots?
- What is appropriate compensation?
NetJets- Most experienced pilots: Our pilots average 7 times the industry standard in flight hours
- Industry-leading, personalized training program that will result in the highest possible standard of crew performance
Whole Aircraft- One aircraft at a time
NetJets- Can access multiple aircraft at the same time
- Guaranteed trip recovery during maintenance
Whole Aircraft- Aircraft ownership information and recent flight activity data (one to two weeks old) is readily available
NetJets- Complete anonymity and discretion—tail numbers never directly associated to passengers
Whole Aircraft- Impractical and complicated
NetJets- Coordinated for you by our International Planning Department
Whole Aircraft- One aircraft for all missions
- Must pay to reposition/ferry
NetJets- Most efficient aircraft choice for the mission
- No repositioning/ferry fees
Whole Aircraft- Unpredictable
NetJets- Determined upfront
Whole Aircraft- Owner has ultimate responsibility
NetJets- NetJets has ultimate responsibility
Whole Aircraft- Subject to market
NetJets- Fair market value on 90 days' notice
NetJets Owner“NetJets is a quantum leap from owning my own plane, which I did for many years. I should have done this at the start.”
Some claim that private aviation programs are all the same, but as the leader in private aviation, we know from experience that this isn’t true. We’ve compiled the most-popular methods for flying private and highlighted the main differences.
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