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It’s a Hot Summer for Private Aircraft Sales

There are many reasons why you or your company may be considering aircraft ownership if you are flying more than you anticipated this year. Summer travel continues to be a hot topic with all the uncertainty as the world opens back up. Major airlines continue to change schedules and drop routes. Commercial flights are fully booked with hundreds of passengers and thousands of touch-points you come in contact with during your entire flight process. Private jet charter welcomed many first-time flyers during 2020. Brokers, operators, and jet cards are introducing more blackout days, fully booked schedules on peak charter days, and higher fees. Increased booking windows and less availability of select aircraft are making an impact on the type of plane and experience you have come to expect. As the demand for travel significantly increased, so have private aircraft sales.

As a private jet owner, you are in control of the schedule, destination, and passengers on board – all without the wasted time waiting in long queues or navigating through crowded major airports.

Your aircraft is available whenever you want it, on your schedule.

BENEFITS OF OWNERSHIP

Tax Benefits

Potential for significant tax savings, including up to 100% bonus depreciation.

Privacy/Safety/Accessibility

Enjoy minimal touch-points, travel with only the passengers you choose, and have control over your aircraft’s schedule and availability.

Cost of Ownership

Managing your asset and planning for the future.

Tax Benefits

 

If your plan is to use your jet primarily for business, there are some potential tax benefits that can help offset the costs of the initial investment. On average, these deductions go above and beyond to help justify the sizable upfront purchase price.

Previously, businesses were able to recover up to 70% of a factory-new jet’s initial cost within three years time, based upon a disparity between the asset’s real-life rate of depreciation and accounting. In addition, a “bonus depreciation” was possible to speed up defined depreciation rates upwards of 50%. However, tax reform passed in late 2017 allows the potential for 100% bonus depreciation for the aircraft in the first year and applies to both new and used aircraft – a key benefit to those who can take advantage of the change. This means that after a business purchases a private jet, it can potentially depreciate the full purchase price of the aircraft immediately. Keep in mind, these potential tax deductions don’t apply to recreational/personal use of the aircraft. It is uncertain how long these tax incentives will remain in place, so many would-be aircraft buyers are choosing to take advantage of these current benefits before they go away.*

Privacy/Safety/Accessibility

Privacy

With the purchase of your own private jet, you can ensure a level of confidentiality and security above all other forms of personal or business travel. Whether it’s required due to your industry or a personal preference, owning your own aircraft places you in control of your personal and private travel requirements. Normally common among high-profile business professionals and celebrities, private jet travel is now becoming more widespread as privacy and personal information concerns are on the rise.

Safety

Private jet travel is extremely safe, but not all companies invest in the same level of standards. You want to work with a company like Latitude 33 Aviation who is among the top five percent of U.S. private jet charter operators to achieve the stringent ARGUS Platinum safety rating. However, safety concerns expand beyond the aircraft. You may have allergies or want to ensure a completely risk-free environment. You may experience sensitivities to perfumes or strong odors or have a compromised immune system. Perhaps you are concerned about your pet’s safety during flights or wary of not having the freedom to bring them along with you when traveling. Private jet ownership offers you the safety and convenience of controlling your surroundings by traveling consistently on your aircraft which is important for those with health concerns.

Accessibility

Accessibility is a huge deciding factor and an added plus for private aircraft owners. Are you having a difficult time securing an aircraft for your private charter flights? Are your charter rates or jet card rates continuing to climb? Are holiday and peak travel period surcharges exceeding your planned budget? Then ownership of a private aircraft is a perfect solution to remove limitations of accessibility for your personal or business life. Whatever your reason, owning a private aircraft will always supply the greatest opportunity for privacy, comfort, and flexibility. These preferences are major factors influencing the decision for many clients to move from chartering to private jet ownership.

Cost of Ownership

 

Attempting to become a jet expert overnight and purchasing an aircraft unassisted alone can be risky. Latitude 33 Aviation will help you select the perfect aircraft for your specific needs and introduce you to the latest aircraft models by industry-leading manufacturers. Whether you are looking for an all-new private jet or pre-owned aircraft for sale, our aviation company based out of Southern California walks you through the selection process to maximize your investment and minimize your risk. In some cases, the cost of ownership could possibly cost less than chartering or being a jet card member depending on your amount of travel.

When purchasing an aircraft, there are five primary categories of planes to choose from. The category is determined by factors like maximum range and passenger-carrying capacity:

Determining which aircraft category is right for you depends on various factors of your travel requirements. Are you traveling for business or pleasure? How many passengers do you normally travel with? How far away are your frequently traveled destinations?

 For example, if you fly shorter local trips between 100-600 miles, a turboprop is a good choice. However, if you travel with a larger party of 11 or more passengers and want to cover longer distances nonstop, then a heavy jet is best-suited for that mission.

If you are thinking about buying a jet to charter out or for personal use, it’s best to include the following in your thought process: average trip length, typical and maximum number of passengers that will be flying, potential savings from chartering, factory-new or pre-owned aircraft, desired acquisition budget, etc.

Finding a private jet to purchase can be a daunting task to pursue alone. It will most likely have you wondering if you’re vetting out all the best aircraft on market or getting a good deal as there are few aircraft valuation tools that are easily accessible. Latitude 33 Aviation makes the entire aircraft purchase process seamless and enjoyable for a buyer. Our dedicated in-house aircraft market intelligence team will build a custom aircraft market report with curated jet options aligned to your specific needs and preferences. Our data is based on a proven mix of real-time market updates, industry trends, market reports, realistic cost of ownership, aircraft history, and comprehensive investigative research. This allows you to make an informed and confident decision on the purchase of a factory direct acquisition or a pre-owned private jet. Information in these reports include the aircraft’s manufacture year, serial number and registration, aircraft location, total number of airframe hours, days on market, condition of paint and interior, pricing expectations, and more. Our experts are upfront about the condition of each aircraft for sale, as we closely analyze maintenance history and inspection reports for a sound purchase. We will also assist with negotiations, inspections, FAA documentation, closing, and delivery of your new aircraft. 

After purchasing an aircraft, there are ongoing costs for managing your private jet. These costs include but are not limited to hangar fees, fuel, landing fees, catering, hull insurance, liability insurance, crew and/or crew training, and average maintenance for parts and labor. When purchasing an aircraft, it is important to understand the total cost of ownership by evaluating not just the acquisition cost but also those for ongoing operations.

PARTNERING WITH AN EXPERT IN PRIVATE AIRCRAFT SALES

Latitude 33 Aviation is a fixed-fleet operator – not a broker, jet card, or app on your phone. We manage one of the newest and largest fleets of light, midsize, super-midsize, and heavy jets in North America. With over 120,000 hours of operational experience, we leverage our expertise to help you acquire the right aircraft that aligns with your mission profile and helps you gain the most out of your private jet asset for your business, family, and lifestyle. Deploying our management services will simplify the ownership experience and reduce your costs with fleet discounts, significant buying power to save on fuel, maintenance, subscriptions, and more. We understand details matter at each phase of the process – cash flows, account reporting, fuel savings, training, maintenance, and a flight crew that allow you to focus on what matters most to you. Let Latitude 33 Aviation help you make the most of your valuable time.

 Ready to purchase an aircraft?

At Latitude 33 Aviation, we are glad to help you through this process. Leverage an industry-recognized group of experts delivering professional, full-service private aircraft sales and acquisition services. Latitude 33 will handle every aspect of the private jet acquisition process for you including market analysis, aircraft selection, contract negotiations, legal and tax referrals, facility selection, on-site pre-buy representation, and jet pilot mentoring. We will gladly answer any questions and help you through the acquisition process. There has never been a better time to start the buying process than right now.

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Factory New 2020 Bombardier Challenger 350 – Available for Charter at CRQ
Latitude 33 Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 350 for Charter in Carlsbad Exterior

Based at Latitude 33 Aviation’s Headquarters at CRQ

Meet the factory new Bombardier Challenger 350 based in sunny San Diego & available for charter

Latitude 33 Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 350 for Charter in Carlsbad Interior
Latitude 33 Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 350 for Charter in Carlsbad Interior

2020 CHALLENGER 350 AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER IN SAN DIEGO

This factory new 2020 Bombardier Challenger 350 is based at Latitude 33 Aviation’s headquarters at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) in Carlsbad, California. This aircraft joins Latitude 33 Aviation’s 2009 Challenger 300 based at CRQ, making two super-midsize aircraft available for charter at Latitude 33 Aviation’s headquarters. Located in Southern California, the hub of all travels, this Challenger 350 makes for the perfect aircraft for coast-to-coast flights nonstop. With a maximum range of 3,200 nautical miles, you’re able to fly from Carlsbad, CA to New York, NY nonstop. Request a quote in Latitude 33 Aviation’s 2020 Bombardier Challenger 350 for your upcoming travels.

Latitude 33 Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 350 for Charter in Carlsbad Interior

LATITUDE 33 AVIATION’S PRIVATE CHARTER SERVICES

Latitude 33 Aviation manages one of the newest and largest fleets of light, super-midsize, and heavy jets in the nation. With over a dozen aircraft on their charter fleet, Latitude 33 Aviation is guaranteed to have to right type of aircraft capable of taking you to and from your desired destination. Flying private allows you to travel on your schedule and your terms by avoiding the hassles of flying commercially. The benefits of chartering a private jet with Latitude 33 Aviation are endless. Experience the flexibility, convenience, time savings, and privacy by requesting a charter flight quote in our 2020 Bombardier Challenger 350 based out of Carlsbad, California.

LATITUDE 33 AVIATION’S JET FACTORY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM

Latitude 33 Aviation’s private jet factory acceptance program has been thoroughly designed and adapted to ensure that our customers receive the most perfect aircraft possible. Latitude 33 Aviation recently factory-accepted two Bombardier Challenger 350s and a 2020 Pilatus PC-12 NGX that are now all available for charter. Our experienced professionals provide transportation, testing, and inspection services that can give you peace of mind when buying a jet. Our three-phase process starts well before the delivery day and continues until well after, representing and protecting our clients every step of the way. The three phases of our factory acceptance program include pre-delivery, delivery day, and post-delivery support. Latitude 33 Aviation guarantees our clients’ standards will be met at the time of the final delivery of their factory-new aircraft. To learn more about Latitude 33 Aviation’s private jet factory acceptance program, visit our jet acceptance page.

This aircraft is no longer available for charter.

For further information about the Challenger 350 visit:

Bombardier’s Website

New Addition to Charter and Managed Fleet – Pilatus PC-12 NGX
Latitude 33 Aviation 2020 Pilatus PC-12

Convenience, Comfort, Flexibility.

Latitude 33 Aviation welcomes a factory-new Pilatus PC-12 NGX to its ever-growing fleet.

Latitude 33 Aviation 2020 Pilatus PC-12 For Charter Interior and Exterior

PILATUS PC-12 NGX FACTORY ACCEPTANCE

Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to announce the latest addition to its managed and charter fleet. This 2020 Pilatus PC-12 NGX is the first turboprop on Latitude 33 Aviation’s charter fleet. Takeoff and land on shorter runways, quick trips from San Diego to Palm Springs, or Los Angeles to Las Vegas, are now possible in the Pilatus PC-12 NGX.

PILATUS PC-12 NGX AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER IN CARLSBAD

Based at Latitude 33 Aviation’s headquarters, McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California, this factory-new Pilatus PC-12 NGX is now available for charter. The short takeoff field length of only 2,485 feet, allows this turboprop to take you places you’ve never been in a business aircraft. Fly closer to your ultimate destination and save overall travel time on your next private charter flight.

Other than the PC-24, no other business aircraft features a standard cargo door in addition to a main passenger entry door. Designed to allow a fork-lift to load a standard size pallet directly into the cabin, this PC-12 can surely fit your luggage, your golf clubs, and your surfboard. With 330 cubic feet of cabin volume, you’ll have plenty of space for you and your guests. Executive seating, large cabin windows, and a modern BMW Designworks interior elevate your comfort and productivity.

PRICING FROM CARLSBAD:

PHOENIX

$5,000

Day Trip

LAS VEGAS

$5,000

Day Trip

SALT LAKE CITY

$9,500

Day Trip

NAPA

$9,500

Two Nights

LATITUDE 33 AVIATION’S PRIVATE CHARTER SERVICES

Latitude 33 Aviation manages one of the newest and largest fleets of light, super-midsize, and heavy jets in the nation. With nearly 20 aircraft on their charter fleet, Latitude 33 Aviation is guaranteed to have to right type of aircraft capable of taking you to and from your desired destination. Flying private allows you to travel on your schedule and your terms by avoiding the hassles of flying commercially. The benefits of chartering a private jet with Latitude 33 Aviation are endless. With overseas operations across the Pacific Ocean and the recent addition of the 2019 Bombardier Challenger 350, Latitude 33 Aviation makes it easier than ever to charter a flight to Hawaii. Experience the flexibility, convenience, time savings, and privacy by requesting a charter flight quote in our pristine aircraft.

LATITUDE 33 AVIATION’S JET FACTORY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM

Latitude 33 Aviation’s private jet factory acceptance program has been thoroughly designed and adapted to ensure that our customers receive the most perfect aircraft possible. Latitude 33 Aviation recently factory-accepted two 2018 Cessna Citation Latitudes and a 2018 Bombardier Challenger 350 that are now all available for charter. Our experienced professionals provide transportation, testing, and inspection services that can give you peace of mind when buying a jet. Our three-phase process starts well before the delivery day and continues until well after, representing and protecting our clients every step of the way. The three phases of our factory acceptance program include pre-delivery, delivery day, and post-delivery support. Latitude 33 Aviation guarantees our clients’ standards will be met at the time of the final delivery of their factory-new aircraft. To learn more about Latitude 33 Aviation’s private jet factory acceptance program, visit our jet acceptance page.

This aircraft is no longer available for charter.

For further information about the Pilatus PC-12 NGX visit:

Pilatus’ Website

Two 2019 Challenger 350s – Private Jet Factory Acceptance
Challenger 350 Factory Acceptance

More destinations. New adventures.

Meet the two factory-new Bombardier Challenger 350s on Latitude 33 Aviation’s fleet.

Challenger 350 Factory Acceptance

Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to announce the factory acceptance of two Bombardier Challenger 350s. These two 2019 additions will bring Latitude 33 Aviation’s managed fleet of super-midsize aircraft to a total of six. One of the Challenger 350s will be available for charter and based in Seattle, Washington, while the other Scottsdale-based aircraft will be managed only.

Latitude 33 Aviation factory acceptance two Challenger 350s

CHALLENGER 350 AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER IN SEATTLE

Based at King County International Airport – Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle, this factory-new Bombardier Challenger 350 is located only five miles south of the downtown area. This aircraft is the first Latitude 33 Aviation charter aircraft based out of Seattle, Washington. The long range of the Challenger 350 allows you to fly coast-to-coast nonstop. Start your trip off at Seattle, Washington and fly directly to Miami, Florida without having to make a single stop along the way.

LATITUDE 33 AVIATION’S PRIVATE CHARTER SERVICES

Latitude 33 Aviation manages one of the newest and largest fleets of light, super-midsize, and heavy jets in the nation. With over a dozen aircraft on their charter fleet, Latitude 33 Aviation is guaranteed to have to right type of aircraft capable of taking you to and from your desired destination. Flying private allows you to travel on your schedule and your terms by avoiding the hassles of flying commercially. The benefits of chartering a private jet with Latitude 33 Aviation are endless. With overseas operations across the Pacific Ocean and the recent addition of the 2019 Bombardier Challenger 350, Latitude 33 Aviation makes it easier than ever to charter a flight to Hawaii. Experience the flexibility, convenience, time savings, and privacy by requesting a charter flight quote in our 2019 Bombardier Challenger 350 based out of Seattle, Washington.

CHALLENGER 350 UNDER MANAGEMENT IN SCOTTSDALE

This factory-accepted Bombardier Challenger 350 will join a Cessna Citation CJ2+ under Latitude 33 Aviation’s management in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a total of over 30 private jets on their managed fleet, Latitude 33 Aviation has extensive expertise when it comes to managing aircraft. We provide a single source for all of the necessary tasks that come with private aircraft ownership. Latitude 33 Aviation works with each client to optimize aircraft safety and efficiency while maximizing the aircraft’s fullest operational potential. Our private jet management program includes numerous benefits like fleet fuel, insurance, and maintenance labor and parts discounts, hangar negotiations, accounting services, aircraft detailing, and many more. With Latitude 33 Aviation’s business jet management services, clients are confident that their aircraft is in good hands. To learn more about Latitude 33 Aviation’s aircraft management services, view our management page.

LATITUDE 33 AVIATION’S JET FACTORY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM

Latitude 33 Aviation’s private jet factory acceptance program has been thoroughly designed and adapted to ensure that our customers receive the most perfect aircraft possible. Latitude 33 Aviation recently factory-accepted two 2018 Cessna Citation Latitudes and a 2018 Bombardier Challenger 350 that are now all available for charter. Our experienced professionals provide transportation, testing, and inspection services that can give you peace of mind when buying a jet. Our three-phrase process starts well before delivery day and continues until well after, representing and protecting our clients every step of the way. The three phases of our factory acceptance program include pre-delivery, delivery day, and post delivery support. Latitude 33 Aviation guarantees our clients’ standards will be met at the time of the final delivery of their factory-new aircraft. To learn more about Latitude 33 Aviation’s private jet factory acceptance program, visit our jet acceptance page.

For further information about the Challenger 350 visit:

Bombardier’s Website

Latitude 33 Accepts First Customer Aircraft Fueled With Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
Latitude 33 Aviation accepts challenger 350 with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

CHALLENGER 350 FUELED WITH SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL (SAF)

Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to announce the acceptance of the first Bombardier customer aircraft to be delivered with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This award-winning 2019 Challenger 350 will also be the first on Latitude 33 Aviation’s fleet to be based in Seattle, Washington. The Challenger 350 is already one of the most fuel-efficient business aircraft in the world with its redesigned canted winglets that reduce drag and fuel burn, while the engines deliver increased thrust. Available for charter, this factory-new aircraft is leading the way towards a sustainable future for business aviation by mainstreaming the use of an alternative to traditional jet fuel.

THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL (SAF)

What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is an alternative to traditional jet fuel. SAF is made by blending conventional kerosene with renewable hydrocarbon. Because it is certified as “Jet-A1” fuel, no modifications are required for the aircraft to use SAF.

Environmental Benefits

The use of SAF has been shown to provide great environmental benefits. Sustainable aviation fuel is nearly carbon-neutral over its life cycle because the burning fuel emits an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as do plants during the growth of biomass. SAF also contains fewer impurities, which results in a greater reduction of particulate matter emissions.

SAF can be produced from municipal waste that would otherwise be left to decompose in landfill sites. This avoids the use of petroleum and instead reuses the waste to power additional flights.

Economic & Social Benefits 

SAF is mainly produced from feedstocks and therefore can be spread worldwide across several different feedstocks that have large amounts of unviable land for food crops. This can simultaneously reduce the exposure to the fuel cost volatility that comes with having a single energy source and introduce a new industry such as sustainable aviation fuel production to developing nations.

For further information about Sustainable Aviation Fuel visit:

Aviation Benefits

Latitude 33 Aviation accepts challenger 350 with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

THE BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 350

The Bombardier Challenger 350 is the best-selling business jet platform over the last decade. The wide flat-floor cabin, exceptionally smooth ride, and intuitive cabin management system make it an industry leader delivering an unrivaled private jet charter experience. The Challenger 350 aircraft recently demonstrated its outstanding performance capabilities and superior reliability by setting speed records for 10 key American city pairings in 20.5 hours. With half a dozen Challenger series aircraft on its fleet, Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to announce the factory acceptance of two 2019 Bombardier Challenger 350s – one of which has made its first flight from the factory using SAF.

Interior

The best flat cabin in its category, the Challenger 350 offers both a flat floor and in-flight access to the 106 ftbaggage compartment. There are a variety of interior configurations to choose from that all comfortably seat up to 10 passengers. The open cabin is available for you to lie down, stretch out, and safely move about the cabin. Elegance at every seam, the world-class design of the interior features Bombardier’s signature metal trim, foldout tables, and class-leading comfort. The spacious galley features a microwave, sink and faucet, and a generous amount of workspace. The private lavatory features a large backlit mirror, vanity, sink, and faucet.

Technology & Amenities

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Challenger 350 features the most intuitive cabin technology in the industry. Have control at your fingertips with the Challenger 350’s wireless cabin management system. Stay connected with the world below through the available high-speed connectivity. Screen a movie on the large monitors, listen to audio on the crystal-clear entertainment system, or just sit back and relax in the spacious seats. With exceptional performance and comfort, the Challenger 350 creates peace of mind for all travelers.

Capabilities

The Bombardier Challenger 350 is capable of flying full range with full fuel and full seating capacity. With a maximum range of 3,200 nautical miles, you and your passengers are able to travel coast-to-coast and beyond, nonstop. The Challenger 350 is optimally balanced, which provides a smooth ride from takeoff to touchdown. This year, Bombardier announced a series of enhancements to the Challenger 350, including compact Head-up Display (HUD) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS), class-leading cabin sound-proofing technology, and refined cockpit aesthetics. A performance improvement package also allows the aircraft to fly up to 1,500 NM farther out of short runways, complementing its steep approach certifications awarded by international regulatory bodies including EASA, FAA, and TC. With this set of enhancements, the Challenger 350 aircraft continues to take center stage in the super mid-size segment and to be the preferred choice for Latitude 33 Aviation’s luxury travel experiences, such as the West Coast Safari.

To learn more about the Challenger 350 visit:

Bombardier’s Website

Latitude 33 Aviation accepts challenger 350 with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

JET FACTORY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM

Latitude 33 Aviation has thoroughly designed and adapted a three-phase private jet factory acceptance program that ensures clients receive the most perfect aircraft possible. Clients are represented and protected every step of the way, well before delivery day and continuing well after. Our experienced professionals provide transportation, testing, and inspection services that give clients peace of mind when buying a private jet.

During the first phase of the jet acquisition process, the pre-delivery, Latitude 33 Aviation sets up the RVSM application, completes the warranty documentation, and post-delivery support.

During the second phase, delivery day, Latitude 33 Aviation’s representative is onsite for the On the Ground Aircraft Technical Inspection. During this inspection, the representative completes a comprehensive nose to tail inspection, looking for cosmetic, manufacturing or installation defects. Latitude 33 Aviation’s representatives and pilots complete the In the Air Flight Test, which is designed to evaluate handling qualities, test all systems, and validate performance parameters.

The final phase of the acquisition process is the post delivery support. During this phase, Latitude 33 Aviation’s team works with the manufacturer to facilitate warranty claims and ensure they deliver on post-delivery factory remediation for outstanding issues found at delivery.

Latitude 33 Aviation’s extensive expertise can help you with the process of purchasing and accepting your desired aircraft. Our private jet acceptance program can take the uncertainty out of the acquisition process.