More than a third of the 2,225 respondents to AIN sister publication Business Jet Traveler’s ninth annual Readers’ Choice Survey expect to purchase a fractional jet share (personally or as a company owner or employee) over the next 12 months. Other planned purchases include a business jet (32 percent of respondents), charter services (18 percent), a jet card (13 percent), turboprop aircraft (12 percent), business aviation consulting services (11 percent), and a helicopter (6 percent).
Nearly half of readers expect to fly “a bit” or “much” more in the year ahead, while only 8 percent will fly “a bit” or “much” less. Forty-five percent expect to fly “about the same” amount.
NetJets received the highest ratings for overall satisfaction among fractional-share providers, as well as among charter, jet card, and membership-club providers. Pilatus Aircraft scored highest for overall satisfaction among airplane manufacturers, while Robinson earned that distinction among helicopter companies.
Asked to indicate which of six innovations would most interest them, readers most often picked supersonic business jets, with widely available per-seat charter a distant second.
The full survey results include readers’ picks for preferred business aircraft in 13 categories.