喷气式飞机有一个或多个燃气涡轮发动机, which provide thrust to move the aircraft on the ground and through the air. 喷气式飞机使用Jet A燃料, often fly faster than turboprop aircraft and are capable of flying at higher altitudes than pistons or turboprops. 取决于他们的能力, 这些飞机通常飞行高度低于航空公司(20,000-25,000英尺)或高于航空公司(40,000英尺). The size and flight range of jets varies widely – some have a single pilot and very small cabin, while others can accommodate a meeting-like environment and are capable of flying internationally. The vast majority seat six passengers in a cabin roughly the size of a large SUV and fly an average stage length of around 1,000英里. 就像涡轮螺旋桨飞机一样, 飞机内部的配置通常与小型办公室类似, where co-workers can meet and make productive use of time en route to a destination. 喷气式飞机通常比涡轮螺旋桨飞机快, making them attractive for businesspeople who need to reach a destination in the shortest possible amount of time. Like other general aviation aircraft, jets typically use small community airports.