XOJET and JetSuite have the busiest fleets of any private jet membership programs

 

The Top 20 Part 135 charter operators by blight hours averaged 448 hours of flying per aircraft compared to the 3,000 to 4,000 hours per year commercial airliners fly, based on the 2016 hours flown and fleet size as reported by ARGUS.  

 

According to the ARGUS data, XOJET’s fleet of 41 Challenger 300 and Citation X was the busiest of any top operator, averaging 1,090 hours per aircraft, some 330 hours more than second place JetSuite at 760 hours per aircraft. TMC, which had the third highest utilization rate with 681 hours per plane shares common ownership with XOJET. GAMA Aviation, the operator for Wheels Up was slightly ahead of Delta Private Jets with an average of 580 flying hours per aircraft compared to 559 hours.

 

Operator Average Annual Hours/Aircraft 2016 Hours Fleet Size
XOJET 1,090 44,689 41
JetSuite 760 15,201 20
TMC 681 41,552 61
Gama Aviation 580 54,533 94
Delta Private Jets 559 36,926 66
Aero Air 460 10,120 22
Corporate Flight 455 12,751 28
Solairus Aviation 408 19,604 48
Talon Air 406 9,343 23
Zetta Jet 401 8,020 20
Executive Jet Management 370 49,218 133
Meridien Air Charter 369 8,117 22
Jet Edge 364 17,455 48
Jet Aviation 359 12,913 36
Jet Select 334 10,031 30
Priester Aviation 302 9,975 33
Jet Linx Aviation 294 23,851 81
Avjet 294 7,933 27
Landmark Aviation 276 14,889 54
Clay Lacy Aviation 260 12,988 50
Top 20 Average 448 21,005 47

Source:  ARGUS 2016

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