Deicing refers to the process of removing frost, ice or snow from the surface of an aircraft before its departure.The accumulation of frost can alter the functioning of the tail and wings and fail to provide the proper lift for flight. While deicing remains a costly operation, it is an essential procedure for the safety of all passengers.
What is the deicing process?
The procedure is generally twofold and is carried by vehicles specifically designed for such task. The first step is to apply deicing fluids which consist of glycol and heated water. The pressure and the heat melt and expel snow and ice from the surface of the aircraft. However, this mixture has a limited ability and does not prevent further ice from appearing.
Therefore, it is essential for pilots to assess the weather situation and to have an anti-icing fluid applied in order to prevent ice from forming again before take-off.
Generally, this second step takes place before departure while passengers are onboard the aircraft.
How much does it cost to de-ice a private jet?
The cost of the operation varies from one airport to another.Price is determined based on the aircraft size, the amount of snow and ice formed on the surface, and the quantity of liquid used. Depending on weather conditions, the deicing procedure must be followed by the anti-icing procedure which can double the total price of the operation.
As an example, Geneva airport charges approximately 7 EUR per liter.Based on the quantity of product used, the below are approximate prices to expect for each aircraft category :
VERY LIGHT JET: 700€ LIGHT JET :1'400 € MIDSIZE JET : 2'100 € SUPERMIDSIZE JET : 2'800 € ULTRA LONG RANGE JET: 3'500 €
Who is responsible for the payment of the de-icing operation?
The client is responsible for the payment of the deicing & anti-icing procedures. They are charged in addition to the price of the charter. In order to reduce the financial impact of such operation, operators offer a few less costly alternatives such as purchasing a deicing insurance, renting an aircraft hangar for the night is the aircraft positions a day early or using a heater aircraft hangar a few hours before take-off.
Our IBC Aviation representatives are available 24/7 to book your private jet or to respond to all your questions regarding your trip to destinations subject to snow, ice, and frost.
Well designed for family travels, the Falcon 900 LX and Legacy 650 are two aircrafts from the Heavy Jet category.
The Falcon 900 LX benefits from a longer range and can reach New-York from Paris. With its 3 engines, the aircraft consumes 24% less fuel than its competitor.
Its spacious cabin is 30% wider than the cabin of the legacy 650 and counts 12 to 14 seats.
The Legacy 650 can link London to Riyadh. The aircraft offers 13 seats and is more adapted to passengers flying with a large number of suitcases as its luggage compartment is twice as spacious as the one of the Falcon 900LX.
Per flight hour, the Legacy 650 remains less expensive than its competitor.
Contact us to book your Falcon 900LX or Legacy 650 for your holidays, our team at IBC Aviation is available 24/7 to respond to all your charter requests.
Part of the Very Light Jet category, The Citation Mustang and the Phenom 100 are very popular aircraft. From 4 to 5 seats, these jets have a 2-hour range and are ideal for short trips.
CESSNA - CITATION MUSTANG
The Citation Mustang is the lightest aircraft in the category with a maximal take-off weight lower than 4 tons allowing it to use less kerosene and benefit from attractive ground fees making it the cheaper than its competitors. The Citation Mustang is also able to fly commercially to airports with shorter runways such as La Môle-Saint-Tropez.
EMBRAER - PHENOM 100
Slightly faster than the Mustang, the range of the Phenom 100 is somewhat similar to the range of its competitor. The cabin of the Phenom 100 is spacious and offers 4 reclining seats, separate lavatories and a larger luggage compartment. The price of the phenom 100 is 20 to 30% higher than the price of the Mustang.
Contact us to book your Citation Mustang or Phenom 100. Available 24/7, we respond to all your private jet requests.
Recipient of this year’s 11th Aviation Business Awards, the Jetex Dubai FBO Terminal combines luxury and innovation. Located just five minutes away from Al Maktoum International Airport, the upscale facility offers first-class amenities and a contemporary interior design. The 1’500m2 FBO, nominated for several design awards, includes spacious and plush seating areas, relaxation rooms and a cigar lounge. In addition to many high-end features, Jetex offers a fleet of Rolls-Royces to accompany clients airside.
This year, Jetex has been named the official handler for the Dubai Air Show which should welcome over a thousand exhibitors from 60 countries and 160 aircrafts on display.
Rent a private jet to or from Dubaï, and discover the new Jetex facility. Our representatives are available 24/7, all year round to provide solutions to all your travel needs.
Since last month, IBC Aviation is commercializing a Falcon 900EX based in Brazzaville, Congo. Its spacious cabin lay out offers 14 seats for day travel and 6 beds for restful nights. The height of the cabin tops at 1,88m allowing passengers to freely roam the cabin.
The Falcon 900EX has a range of 8’900km and can connect Paris to Brazzaville or Johannesburg to Casablanca.
Aware of the lack of aircraft availabilities in Africa, we strive to offer you solutions to your travel needs.
This major step confirms our desire to get closer to the Continent and to provide flights to Europe or across Africa.
A true home away from home, the Embraer Lineage 1000 is a five-section cabin that can welcome up to 19 passengers.With a range of 8’500 km and access to airports such as London City and Teterboro, this state-of-the-art aircraft invites passengers to discover an exceptional travel experience. Embraer has unveiled five exclusive outfitting gems made in association with design studios.
The Skyyacht One - Fly in a sea of clouds in this cabin inspired by the world’s most luxurious yachts. Materials such as brass, and mahogany completes the refined nautical theme of the aircraft.
The Kyoto Airship - A simple and elegant cabin design inspired by Japanese culture, floor to ceilings windows and a cabin bathing in natural light for a soothing flight.
The Skyranch One – A grandiose cabin capturing the wild west adventures. Passengers on this jet can expect to come across details such as saddle stitched leather, onyx furniture, bison horn and a beer tap.
The Manhattan – Inspired by the Art Deco architecture of the 1930’s Manhattan, the cabin designed with luxurious material invites passengers to travel through time and art.
The Hollywood – Glamour and glitz are reunited in the conception of this cabin. The interior combines gold-toned bar stools, crystal sculptures and marble tones in memory of the 1930’s Hollywood chronicles.
The new G500 maiden voyage to Europe occurred this year for Geneva’s EBACE. The performance and cabin design of the aircraft are aligned with passengers ever-changing aspirations. With a range of 9.260KM, this private jet connects London to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Tokyo and Cape Town to Istanbul. The flight deck is equipped with the latest systems for improved efficiency and safety.
The 14.5-meter-long and 1.95-meter-high cabin space is designed with panoramic windows to provide passengers with natural light and breath-taking views. The smart design allows passengers to control the lightning, the temperature and the entertainment systems from their seats.
The G500 can welcome up to 19 passengers on-board and offers 8 beds for a restful flight. Unfortunately, users will have to wait until 2018 to fly in this luxurious cabin space.
The new Falcon 5X performed a 2-hour maiden flight from Bordeaux Merignac, before the start of the flight-tests campaign next year. The aircraft can transport up to 8 passengers over a distance of 9630km to connect London City to Los Angeles, New-York to Sao Paolo, or Shanghai to Sydney. The slow speed capabilities often compared to those of turboprop open up more airports such as Aspen and London City. Its low-fuel consumption makes this aircraft a pioneer in its category.
The widest and tallest cabin in the industry is built to respect the comfort and privacy of each passenger onboard. The 28 windows provide natural light to the passengers for a calm and soothing experience. The technologic innovations of the falcon 5X allow passengers to control the lightning, the entertainement system and the volume from their seats.
The Falcon 5X entry into service is scheduled for the year 2020.
The 52nd edition of the Paris Air Show will take place in Le Bourget from June 19th to June 25th 2017. The world reknown show will welcome the major indutry players from June 18th to 22nd and the general public from June 23rd to 25th. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the different aircrafts, the latest techonological innovations and watch the famous in-flight demonstrations.
The very first aerospatial show opened its doors in 1909 at the Grand Palais in Paris and only moved to Le Bourget in 1953. From 135 exhibitors in 1909 to over 2300 from 100 countries in 2015. Let’s hope for another edition full of excitement.
Take this opportunity to extend your time in Paris and stay at the Peninsula. In the morning, head out to explore the city of lights, its museums ( Beaubourg, Musée d'Orsay, Le Louvre), and its legendary districts ( Saint-Germain, Montmartre, among others). At dawn, enjoy a gourmet meal at the bar of L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon or dine with the iron lady on the patio of Monsieur Bleu before strolling along the Seine and admiring the beautifully lit face of Paris "by night".
Rent your private jet to the Paris Air show at Le Bourget Airport. Our representatives are available 24h/24 all year round to book your business jet and welcome you upon your arrival.
The 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition has come to an end. This edition unfolded as the business aviation sector experienced new growth. The European traffic saw an increased over the last six months and the number of private jets movements in Paris - Le Bourget rose by 7percent. Visitors had the opportunity to discover the Citation Longitude newly arrived from Kansas after two layovers in Maine and Iceland on its way to Europe. With a range of 6'842KM, this private jet will have the ability to cross the atlantic in one shot to reach the East Coast of the United States.
Other news, include the increase in popularity of the business jet Falcon 8X since its commercialisation thanks to its 12'000km range. Between the new dynamics of the industry and the presentation of new aircrafts, this edition of EBACE brings hopes for the year ahead.
Rent your private jet to Geneva with IBC Aviation. Upon arrival one of our representative will welcome you at the plane and accompany you to your vehicle.