When planning a trip, whether it is for business or pleasure, it is important to give the details the attention they deserve before you head out into the great unknown. How many times have you gotten to your destination only to find you’ve forgotten your toothbrush or other small yet significant necessity?
If something as minor as accidentally leaving your lucky socks at home is enough to cast a shadow over your trip, how much more impactful would it be for the mode of transportation itself to fall short of expectations?
While commercial flight gives you minimal control over the type of aircraft you get to enjoy, private aviation grants you a high degree of customization and personalization.
Yes, we are talking about ensuring your favorite in-flight beverage is available, but we are also talking about something so much more important—the actual aircraft you will be boarding.
Whether you have experience with aircraft, or this is a new and novel concept to you, familiarizing yourself with the available options before embarking on your next journey is key to choosing the best one for your upcoming trip.
Now, buckle up because the possibilities are exhilarating.
Your Aircraft Options
Aircraft come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types. This provides you with a spectrum of opportunities ranging from short-range helicopters to jets capable of luxurious travel to the remote corners of the globe.
If the prospect of deciding seems daunting, don’t worry—we’re here to help.
Despite their reputation for being small and nimble, some helicopters can seat up to 13 passengers, so don’t feel like you have to leave anyone behind.
While not as luxurious as a jet, helicopters can travel nearly 800 km and provide mobility far superior to what any airplane can offer. If you want to get as close to your destination as possible or need to access remote and/or tight locations, a helicopter is a fantastic choice.
Piston Aircraft, Turboprops, and Light Jets
Despite their differences, of which there are many, we are grouping these three types of aircraft together for a single purpose—their ability to utilize smaller airports and short runways.
This feature of piston aircraft, turboprops, and light jets is more important than many people realize. There are a lot of smaller airports that are inaccessible by larger aircraft. The ability to use these airports means fewer crowds, access to remote locations, and the flexibility to arrive as closely as possible to your destination.
The aircraft in this group carry up to a maximum of seven to nine passengers.
Midsize Jets and Super-Midsize Jets
This category of aircraft offers more in the way of comfort and luxury. With more storage for luggage, more space to move about in the cabin, more features dedicated to comfort, and even full lavatories with running water, midsize and super-midsize jets create an environment of leisure.
Quieter cabins are another superb feature of these jets, especially those in the super-midsize classification. Both types of jet are faster than their smaller counterparts, making them a superior option when time is of the essence.
Heavy Jets and Ultra-Long-Range Jets
If you have more passengers that want to travel in uncompromising comfort and style, heavy jets and ultra-long-range jets are strong contenders. With seating for up to 17 passengers, these larger private jets provide plentiful storage, luxurious amenities, and tremendous range for longer trips.
Ultra-long-range jets, in particular, are perfect for exceptionally long flights, as they can travel well over 1400 km without refueling. This means your international flights are not only within reach but they can be achieved without sacrificing the superb flight experience offered by luxury private jets.
Group Charter and Cargo
Whether you are shipping large items, substantial numbers of items, or embarking on a trip with a numbersome group, opting for a large aircraft—similar to common commercial jets—is the ideal solution.
With the capacity to transport up to 440 passengers, room is bountiful (to say the least). These large jets can land at any full-size airport on earth, giving you a literal world of possibilities.
Because they are so large, these jets also have ample opportunity to be personalized to your exact travel needs as dependent on the purpose of your trip. As such, they are quite versatile in addition to being supremely comfortable.
Abeona’s Vast Network
Once you have narrowed your list of suitable aircraft for your upcoming trip, there is only one thing left to do—find one in your area, whether that’s Canada or beyond!
Thankfully, private aviation companies like Abeona have massive networks within the industry, allowing them to find and secure any aircraft you might require. From state-of-the-art helicopters to the latest and greatest jets and everything in between, it is all attainable with Abeona.
If you are still unsure what type of aircraft would fit your needs and exceed your rigorous travel standards, Abeona can help with that, too.
With an experienced, informed team to guide you each step of the way, you are sure to come away confident in your aircraft selection in Toronto and beyond.