Thanks to a brokerage firm such as Linkinjet, "the customer can explore all the available fleets," says Sérgio. This is a clear advantage over private operators, whose proposals are generally limited to models from its own fleet. Other great benefits offered to jet owners looking to decrease operational costs are listing on the charter market and selecting the best operator for their jet. Sérgio likens brokerage firms to "personal assistants", capable of providing quick and flexible responses to specific client requests.
Private aviation, between flexibility, responsiveness and efficiency
This flexibility has proven to be a real asset for private aviation, in a context where the aviation market has been largely shaken by events such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Brokerage firms benefited from the lack of responsiveness on the part of airlines, which were forced to halt operations and subsequently found themselves unable to cope with the influx of requests when borders reopened. Linkinjet, on the other hand, responded effectively to emergencies in terms of mask transport and life-saving interventions, and skillfully managed the flood of subsequent requests, building a new customer base. "Travellers have found in private jets a more adapted response to current health standards. They feel more secure travelling with their family, colleague or associates, than on a plane with 150 or 200 people," notes Sérgio. A responsiveness and comfort that did not fail to attract business customers. The one that had not taken the plunge until now, possibly assuming the cost of such a service to be too high. But today's private aviation bears little resemblance to yesterday's. Once reserved for an elite, it now offers aircraft models to suit various needs and budgets. In the United States, jets have been integrated into the business culture for many years, where they are perceived as a work tool and not as a superfluous luxury. Private aviation has undeniable advantages for this professional clientele. In addition to flexibility, it saves a lot of time, reducing waiting, commuting and commuting, making business travel significantly shorter and more challenging.
Innovative trends in the aviation sector: towards ultra-autonomous and eco-friendly jets
Aviation is undeniably all about innovation. The sector remains at the cutting edge of technology, which can be seen in the latest aeronautical innovations. Leading jet manufacturers are setting new standards in range by offering high-performance aircraft capable of flying long distances non-stop. Advances such as Dassault's Falcon 10X, which can fly directly from Paris to Santiago de Chile, or Bombardier's ultra-premium Global 7500 aircraft, designed for long-haul flights, as well as Gulfstream's G700, a flagship with 18 seats and a range of 14 hours, capable of flying at a speed close to 1000 km/h, arouse a lot of interest among customers, who are eager to experience them. At the same time, there is a race for energy efficiency, with an emphasis on fuel consumption. This is an opportunity for manufacturers to demonstrate their technological capability. As a result, private jet fleets are gradually turning to electrification, in line with the automotive sector's shift towards renewable energy. The aircraft currently on the market are capable of short-haul flights with a few passengers. In the medium term, they are expected to increase their capacity while increasing their autonomy. Hybrid aircraft concepts are also being developed, combining electric propulsion with the use of traditional fuels. According to Sérgio, one idea would be to use electric propulsion for take-off and to use kerosene in the cruise phase. Pending their development, sustainable aviation fuel from plants that is currently being placed on the global market, can already be blended with kerosene.
Looking at these innovative fuels, combined with the latest models of fuel-efficient aircraft, including those developed by Airbus, among others, aviation seems to be making an increasingly attractive reduction in its carbon footprint. Private aviation, whose comfort and autonomy are constantly improving, is already seeing its order books filled for these new innovations.