Biz guy needs to transport CEOs 1000-1500nm within 48 hr. Airlines won’t work.
Solution. Private plane (with specs like…)
6-8 pax (any where inbetween)
200+ cruising speed
Which type? Turbocharged prop or jet. PC-12, PA-46 Mirage, etc. All of which are $1,000,000+ aircraft. Or, we have the Eclipse 500. 1280nm, 375 KTAS, at FL410. …for $1.395 million. …operating costs $302. (www.eclipseaviation.com)
So my question is, why would you buy a turbocharged prop when you could buy (for the same amount of $$$ or less) a jet (i.e. EA500)? Do you need an ATP liscense to fly a jet? If so, an ATP pilot might be kinda expensive to hire.
I’d go for the jet.