Cabin Pressure: Breathe Easy on Private Jets

Jessica | August 23, 2017

For those who fly privately, constant travel is a part of daily life. One of the main advantages of using private jets is the immense time savings, but there could be significant health benefits as well. Commercial airlines face tight turnaround times, leaving cabin crews little time to clean all surfaces and passengers are exposed to recirculated air shared with potentially hundreds of other passengers. When you fly privately, the aircraft arrives fully cleaned, stocked and prepared specifically for you and your passengers.

Not only is the air in commercial airlines recirculated but it also provides less oxygen due to higher levels of pressurization in these aircraft types – depending on the person, this increased pressurization can result in a 5 to 20% reduction of oxygen in the blood, according to USA Today. “The reduced oxygen supply to the brain is why some suffer headaches while in flight, one of the symptoms of hypoxia. When oxygen levels fall in the brain, the heart tries to compensate by beating harder and faster. Another symptom of hypoxia is fatigue.” (USA Today). Airlines are only required by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide cabin pressure at 8,000 feet or lower.

Fortunately, our Phenom 300 Light Jet features the best pressurization levels in its class, giving you a more restorative flight. At 45,000 feet, our Phenom 300 charter jets are pressurized at a maximum of 6,600 feet, well below commercial airlines and all other light jets available for charter.  In comparison, one of the most common light jets available for charter at 45,000 feet has a relative cabin pressure altitude of 7,500 feet (Source). Lower Cabin Pressure = More Oxygen. More oxygen means more comfort & more energy when you’re wheels down. Combine this with our lay-flat seating, you’ll arrive refreshed and ready for your next adventure.

Contact our 24 Hours Sales Team today for more information on in-flight amenities and features of the Phenom 300 or our helicopters available for charter. It’s our goal to give you the most comfortable and easiest way to travel on the East Coast.