Charter the Newest Private Jets! For over 28 years Le Bas International has been providing their clients the very best aircraft charter options with the newest aircraft available at the best price with no membership fees or long term commitments. Clients simply contact Le Bas International 24/7 and provide their trip request and details. The staff at Le Bas with their many years of air charter expertise provides the best available aircraft options based on the clients trip needs at the very best price. Clients simply pay for each trip as they go and do not have to worry about being locked into jet cards or fractional programs that are over priced and may limit aircraft type utilization. While there are many new aviation organizations promoting new air charter products with new phone apps and special flight promotions that come along with an initial membership fee, many of these organizations come and go and often leave the public in line with bankruptcy proceedings trying to capture back their jet card deposits and membership fees that they never see again. In the past few years new organizations providing phone apps and per-seat aircraft charters based on initial membership fees are already seeing changes by their members as the initial membership promises fade away as the initial business model simply fails and venture capital and membership fees dissipate with overhead and in some cases fraud. So why risk your hard earned money, your safety, and fly in aircraft that you have no idea are crewed with qualified pilots and aircraft that are maintained to above FAA required standards?
Ad-hoc Air Charter
Air charter is the business of renting an entire aircraft (i.e., chartering) as opposed to individual aircraft seats (i.e., purchasing a ticket through a traditional airline). Charter, also called air taxi or ad-hoc flights require certification from the associated country’s regulating body such as the FAA in the U.S. The regulations are differentiated from typical commercial/passenger service by offering a non-scheduled service. In the U.S. these flights are regulated under FAA Part 135. Charter Brokers such as Le Bas International typically work on behalf of (agent of) the client to source licensed charter operators to fill a particular trip. As the agent of our clients, Le Bas International completes a due diligence process.
Our client safety is of paramount importance to us. Le Bas International considers the following items when we book a trip on your behalf:
- Authorization – On-demand air charter carriers must hold an FAA certificate, or foreign equivalent, authorizing the provision of the service. We hold copies of these certificates / licenses on file, as well as operational specifications.
- Control – We book trips with carriers who have direct operational control of their aircraft. We do not book trips with carriers who attempt to outsource the operation, or do not have their own certificate / license. (The latter happens when so-called carriers berth aircraft on someone else’s certificate but attempt to maintain “control” of the booking process, a big no-no with us.)
- Insurance – Good carriers carry adequate insurance! Typically, a carrier will insure aircraft as follows; piston $10m, turboprop $25m, light or mid size jet $50-150m, large cabin jet $300m and airliners $1b. If we see an exception to these norms we will tell you. (Insurance amounts tend to be less in Europe and developing countries.) Every carrier we work with must provide proof of adequate insurance. We hold copies of these insurance documents on file.
- Flight Crew – Good carriers employ crews with plenty of experience. Jet captains should have a minimum of 4,000 hours flying with at least 100 hours on the type, while turboprop captains should have 2000 flying and 50 on type. Pilot information is available upon request.
- Audits – In addition to governmental authority to operate, many carriers now carry third party operator / aircraft / crew audit ratings with companies as Wyvern and ARG/US. This information is available at no additional cost. If a full vendor safety audit is required, an additional cost may incur.
While it is a exiting time in general aviation with new aircraft and technology, Le Bas International is dedicated to balancing innovation with regulations and completing the necessary due diligence as an agent of our clients. Ad-hoc air charter allows clients to pay as they go without the worry of financial loss of membership fees, substantial deposits, or fractional programs that may lock you into the use of one type of aircraft. Most importantly, ad-hoc allows flexibility to select new aircraft to charter with the latest safety features and is based on your flight requirement that may differ for each trip. Le Bas International with access to 15,000 aircraft worldwide will continue its successful model of ad-hoc air charter by providing consulting services and protecting our clients with the necessary due diligence to insure the highest safety standards and risk management requirements. Charter the newest private jets with the Le Bas International. To speak to one of our aviation professionals 24/7 call +1.805.593.0510 or click this online request form.