The companies below all provide fractional aircraft ownership. You'll find companies offering ownership in all types of planes from ultra-long range business jets to single engined turboprops. The table shows the types of planes available through the program and includes the broad geographic area that the fractional aircraft program is available in.
|AirShare||Light, Super-Mid||No||North America|
|Air Sprint||Light, Mid||No||North America|
|Flexjet||Light, Mid, Super-Mid, Heavy||No||Global|
|Northern Jet Management||Light||No||Mid US|
|NetJets||Light, Mid, Super-Mid, Heavy||No||Global|
|Nicholas Air||Light, Mid, Super-Mid||Pilatus PC-12||North America|
|PlaneSense||Light||Pilatus PC-12||North America|
|Volato||Light, Super-Mid||No||North America|
FlightOptions used to offer fractional ownership, but several years ago they announced that they were transitioning their fractional customers to sister company Flexjet.
Some fractional programs are small with only a few aircraft, operating out of a couple of airports and serving a regional marketplace. Others are larger national or international programs, with fleets of hundreds of aircraft, comprised of a variety of aircraft types. To get a feel for the relative sizes of the operators and the number of hours they fly read the article on the largest fractional providers here.
Fractional ownership can start to make sense if you fly more than 50 hours a year. Read the overview of fractional aircraft ownership and get an idea of the structures and costs. This article gives an overview of the agreements and documents you will sign as a fractional owner. If you want to see how fractional aircraft options fit into the overall mix of private aviation products, then download our Guide to Private Aviation - this free report covers all the options, including prices and key questions to ask. For instance if you fly less than 50 hours a year then jet cards, memberships or on-demand charter are likely to be a better fit for your needs.
If you are seriously researching fractional options, and want to compare the key terms of the leading providers, including their planes, response times, peak days, safety procedures and more, then become a SherpaReport member here.