There are various models of private aircraft - they differ by size, range, speed and manufacturer. But let us take a glance at what we literally call a jet and why not all private aircraft are jets.
If you`ve already experienced selecting a specific aircraft for your charter you`ve definitely come across turboprops as a separately standing category. Turboprops, unlike jets, have traditional propellers and constitute a "bridge" between pistons and jets.
Turboprops and jets both use jet or turbine engines. However, turboprop engines are utilized to drive propellers and can be easily distinguished from jets thanks to their clearly visible propellers - usually attached to the nose or wings of the aircraft.
While it`s extremely easy to distingush turboprops from the exterior, interior-wise they are very similar to jet aircraft - despite the common misconception. What`s more, turboprops can land on grass airstrips and much shorter runways.
Even though they are not as fast as jets, it is not correct to consider them outdated. Turboprops are still manufactured nowadays and make quite a practical choice, if not for intercontinental travel.
The turboprops` example makes it clear that jets, even though divided into various types, are themselves just a category of aircraft.
Jet aircraft, or simply jets, utilize encased turbine jet engines, which they are named after: these are reaction engines discharging fast-moving jets that generate thrust by jet propulsion.
Jet aircraft can fly significantly faster and at higher altitudes, thus consuming significantly more fuel, but they can literally get you to any distant side of the globe!