Did you know, turboprops and jets each specialize in different types of trips?
Not all trips are the same, and there certainly isn’t a “silver bullet” aircraft that maximizes your time and resources for every flight. We can agree that the biggest benefit of flying private is the time saved by personal pistons, turboprops and jets. Logic would also say that the faster the plane, the better – but that’s not always the case. Stature Aviation’s jet solutions are perfect for those 2 or 3+ hour trips where a jet can climb to an altitude to burn less fuel, fly faster, and take advantage of other favorable factors – there’s no better way to go.
When a trip is an hour or less at a lower altitude, jets begins to burn much more fuel when compared to its cousin: the fuel-efficient turboprop. Consider a trip from Dallas to Houston; a Lear Jet that can travel 500 MPH may seem like the logical choice for efficiency compared to the turboprop TBM with a cruising speed of 330 MPH. If you take a jet, you will save a mere 15 minutes per leg, and the jet won’t have time to reach an altitude where the engines can operate at their peak. Meanwhile, the TBM is operating at an altitude that maximizes its performance, including a pressurized cabin and executive club seating. When the trips are completed, and you are looking at the final comparable costs, the TBM will get you there in comfort and with ease along with 65% savings on fuel alone.
Give Stature Aviation a call today and let us help you find the right aircraft for your next trip!