Private Aircraft Charter

Safe, secure and flexible aircraft charter to and from virtually any location.

Seamless Travel Services

Servicing both Regional and Global travelers for over 50 years, we operate a diverse fleet of aircraft under Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. (PACI) and have access to an expansive network of global aircraft charter vendors to further supplement our fleet. This ensures we can always provide the ideal aircraft to and from virtually any location.

Whether you are traveling for business or leisure you can be confident in the personnel, aircraft and service excellence that is part of every charter we provide.

Years of Safe Flying

Flight Hours

Our Charter Services Include

Trusted aviation consultants

An expert pool of FAA-licensed dispatchers, planners and schedulers

Comprehensive crew management, training and recurrent training

Dedicated Pentastar Aviation representatives who tailor plans to your specific needs, creating an individual profile to ensure each and every flight aligns with your preferences

In-flight dining options available from preferred catering providers, including Pentastar’s very own Fivestar Gourmet

24/7/365 Flight Operations team to provide comprehensive support to all customers

FBO services from providers who adhere to our strict guidelines and level of service excellence

Safety practices that go above and beyond FAA and international regulatory standards, are certified and continuously monitored and improved

Confirmed insurance requirements — with minimums exceeding industry standards

When you book a private aircraft charter with Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., you’ll experience the kind of award-winning services you expect from a leader in the world of business aviation.

Business People working in Charter aircraft

Security
Reduced travel visibility
Protection of intellectual property

Charter aircraft to never miss a moment

Flexibility
Customized travel schedules
Ability to change travel as needed

Man sleeping on charter aircraft

Comfort
Personalized environment at 40,000 ft Custom catering

Charter aircraft for vacationing

Convenience
Reach 5,000 airports vs 500 via commercial travel
Fly out of airports closer to you and your destination

Charter aircraft for business meetings

Efficiency
Arrive minutes before flight
Reach multiple destinations in one day avoiding flight delays, security lines and connecting flights

Customer service representative

Service
Individualized attention with live 24/7 trip support
Catering ordered ahead of time and ground transportation handled for you

Air charter transportation services are provided by Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. (PACI),  a U.S. FAR Part 135 on-demand Direct Air Carrier.
View our PACI air carrier certificate

Pentastar Aviation, LLC acts as an Indirect Air Carrier and Charter Broker for quoted air charter transportation on other U.S. FAR Part 135 on-demand Direct Air Carriers.

Private aircraft charter service with attentive support

It’s our mission to exceed our customers’ expectations by adhering to the highest standards of safety and service quality, with professionalism and integrity. The result is a truly seamless travel experience.

Choosing a safe and qualified supplemental lift provider

With the large amount of charter operators in the marketplace, it is imperative to implement a strict screening process to ensure a supplemental lift provider meets some very important criteria. The screening process we have in place not only makes for the safest charter services but also mitigates concerns about illegal charter.

Available Aircraft

Heavy & Long Range Charter Aircraft

Heavy & Long Range

19 – 45++ passengers
Long ranges
Range approximately 6,500+ miles
Average speed 530+ mph
Wide body cabins & heavy storage capacity

Challenger 604 / 605, Falcon 2000 LXS (PACI operated aircraft), Gulfstream IV (PACI operated aircraft), IVSP / 450 / 400, Legacy 600

Ultra Long & Long Range Charter Aircraft

Ultra Long & Long Range

10 – 18 passengers
Long ranges
Range approximately 6,500 miles
Average speed 530 mph
Large cabin & more storage capacity

Falcon 7X, Gulfstream V / 550 / 650 (PACI operated aircraft), Global  

Super Mid-size charter aircraft

Super Mid-Size

8 – 10 passengers
Medium to long ranges
Range approximately 3,500 miles
Average speed 500 mph
Cabin width & height 6 – 7′

Citation Latitude, Challenger 300/350, Citation X / Sovereign, Falcon 50EX, Gulfstream 200 / 280, Legacy 450 / 500

Mid-size charter aircraft

Mid-Size

5 – 9 passengers
Short to medium ranges
Range approximately 3,000 miles
Average speed 480 mph
Cabin width & height 5 – 6′

Citation XL/XLS, Hawker 800XP, Hawker 850XP (PACI operated aircraft), Hawker 900XP (PACI operated aircraft), Learjet 60 / 60XR, Gulfstream 150 

Light charter aircraft

Light

6 – 7 passengers
Short to medium ranges
Range approximately 2,000 miles
Average speed 400 mph
Short runway performance

Citation Jet Series, Hawker 400 XP, Learjet 45 / 75, Phenom 300

Super Mid-size charter aircraft

Very Light

4 – 5 passengers
Short ranges
Range approximately 1,200 miles
Average speed 350 mph
Short runway performance

Citation CJ1, Mustang, M2, Phenom 100

Turbo charter aircraft

Turboprop

4 – 10 passengers
Short to medium ranges
Range approximately 1,500 miles
Average speed 450 mph
Ultra-short runway performance

ATR 42-500, 72-500, Embraer 120, 200, Beechcraft King Air 90, King Air 200, King Air 350, Pilatus PC-12, Piper Cheyenne IIIA, Cheyenne 400LS

Piston Charter aircraft

Piston

4 – 10 passengers
Short ranges
Range less than 1,500 miles
Average speed 200 mph
Great for smaller airports

Piper Seneca V, Navajo Chieftain, Cessna 206

Helicopter charter

Helicopters

3 – 5 passengers
Short to medium ranges
Range approximately 368 miles
Short runway performance

Bell 206BIII, Bell 206L-1

Questions About Charter

What is the difference between private aircraft flights and scheduled airline service?

There are two major differences between private aircraft and scheduled airline service: cost and flexibility. While booking a flight via charter services companies is generally more expensive, they provide a much higher degree of flexibility. With Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. your charter will fly on YOUR schedule to the domestic or international destination of YOUR choice. Our service to both major and general aviation airports gives you access to more than ten times as many domestic destinations as scheduled airline service. In addition, we have international experience operating in more than 80 countries.

Is it more cost efficient to charter a private aircraft, if I am traveling with a group of 10 or 15?

Because charter aircraft is not priced on a per person or ticket basis, it is not likely that it would be more cost effective for a group of 10-15 individuals to charter a aircraft compared with flying via scheduled airline service in coach or first class. Even if the total cost for a charter trip is split among 10 people, the cost each person would cover would still be significant.

How much luggage can I take? Are golf clubs allowed on private aircraft?

Like scheduled airline service, private aircraft also have weight limits with regard to the amount of luggage that can be stowed during a trip. Items such as skis and golf clubs are allowed as long as they conform to the dimensions and weight limits of the aircraft. These weight limits vary by aircraft type. Ask your charter sales representative if you have concerns about excess baggage or special items to be included in your luggage.

The individual authorized to sign the quote will be made aware of our reward program through our terms & conditions. If not otherwise specified, the award points for all accumulated maintenance spend will be awarded to the primary point of contact. The primary point of contact is responsible for verifying with their company if they are subject to any restrictions regarding participating in the program, prior to award disbursement.

Are children & pets allowed on private aircraft?

At Pentastar Aviation, we focus first and foremost on passenger safety. There are no age restrictions for passengers on private aircraft. Just let us know if you are traveling with a child, and we’ll be sure the aircraft selected for your trip will accommodate your family’s needs. Please note, however, neither PACI nor Pentastar Aviation will transport unaccompanied minors under the age of 18. Domestic pets are allowed on some aircraft. Make sure to let your charter sales representative know if you will be traveling with a pet so we can accommodate your request. Please note that exotic animals may not be allowed, especially on international flights.

What types of aircraft are available through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.?

PACI features a large and diverse fleet including mid-size and heavy jets, which can accommodate up to 18 passengers. See more about our Available Fleet.

Yes, the annual minimum spend must be $50,000 in MRO work to be considered part of the loyalty program and to earn rewards.

What is Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.’s stance on safety?

Every aspect of our operations at PACI revolves around a steadfast commitment to safety. To ensure maximum safety for our customers, all aircraft operated by PACI are IS-BAO Registered, ARGUS Platinum Rated, Wyvern Registered and have a robust Safety Management System (SMS) and a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan (ERP). All charter flights are tracked by FAA licensed dispatchers in our 24/7 Operation Control Center. Pentastar Aviation meets the maximum industry safety standards.

What level of support can I expect prior to and during my trip?

Your dedicated charter sales representative will assist you with planning every aspect of your trip. PACI’s licensed dispatchers will provide flight following and any other necessary assistance during your flight. Our expert Operations Control Center staff is available 24/7 to provide support before, during or after your flight.

How much does it cost to charter a aircraft?

Hourly charter rates vary from about $1,200 to $8,500 per flight hour, depending on the type of aircraft you require. Trip minimums are 2.0 flight hours/day.

*This does not include deadhead and repositioning costs that may apply on certain trips or the cost of fuel, taxes, landing fees, and other charges.

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