Fast facts about the world’s largest private jet operator

How big is NetJets’ fleet of private jets? How many employees does the Berkshire Hathaway owned company have? How many airports do owners and jet card customers fly to? Here are some fast facts:

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NetJets worldwide fleet (Updated June 2020)

NetJets has over 750 aircraft, including NetJets Europe and Executive Jet Management, representing just under 3.5% of active private jets worldwide. According to JetNet, there are 21,985 total business jets currently. Its first Citation Longitude will join later this year. Below are the number of aircraft and types as of January 2019 June 2020.

Light Cabin (174, down from 189 aircraft in Jan. 2019)

  • 99 Phenom 300 (up from 86 in Jan. 2019)
  • 75 Citation Excel/XLS (down from 103 in Jan. 2019)

Midsize Cabin (159, up from 128)

  • 121 Citation Latitude (up from 84 in Jan. 2019)
  • 38 Citation Sovereign (down from 44 in Jan. 2019)

Super Midsize Cabin (87, down from 96)

  • 4 Citation Longitude (up from 0 in Jan. 2019)
  • 83 Challenger 350 (up from 73 in Jan. 2019)
  • 0 Citation X (down from 23 in Jan. 2019)

Large Cabin (74, down from 93)

  • 24 Challenger 650 (up from 19 in Jan. 2019)
  • 12 Gulfstream G450 (down from 14 in Jan. 2019)
  • 14 Global 5000 (up from 12 in Jan. 2019)
  • 24 Global 6000 (up from 21 in Jan. 2019)
  • 0 Falcon 2000/2000EX (down from 27 in Jan. 2019)

Employees

NetJets has over 6,000 employees worldwide, including over 2,500 pilots and five FAA-approved meteorologists. Customers sometimes call the weathermen before they book flights to check on the forecast for where they want to go before they make a decision.

Flight Activity

NetJets makes over 300,000 flights per year. Its fleet has visited 3,200 airports in 150 countries.

Phone Numbers

Every owner gets his or her own dedicated phone number to call owner services, so NetJets has over 7,000 phone numbers. Terms for owning a share or lease is typically five years, although leases can be as short as 24 months and as little as 50 hours per year. Jet cards come in blocks of 25 or 50 hours.

Inflight Dining

NetJets serves annually 40,000 fruit trays, 26,000 cheese trays and 1.2 million bottles of Fiji water. Standard wine selections require a minimum score of 90 on the Parker scale. It also serves 4,300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, popular with the flight crew.

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