Aircraft operation type
There are two main types of business aircraft operation: a private one and a commercial one. Private operation (general aviation, or GA) means flights of the aircraft owner and their immediate circle exclusively. Commercial operation provides not only for the owner’s flights, but also for the sales of charter flights to third parties in order to make profit to cover part of aircraft operating costs.
Private operation implies both operation within an airline (a company that has a license to perform commercial air transport operation) and arranging all the necessary procedures related to aircraft operation. Commercial operation implies only operation within an airline.