Advancing Business Aviation Search
Charter, own, broker, or manage a private aircraft? Built for you.
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Designed with industry feedback, OpenPoint is an open and free to use map-based business aviation search platform that allows users the ability to quickly search and request trip pricing from any aircraft operator in the world.
Search and Request
OpenPoint exists as the technology gateway between the user and the organizations listed, and does not view, process, or solicit leads generated within its platform. OpenPoint generates revenue from its professional user subscription, technology development, IT consulting services, and the FlyEasy product line.
Discover air operators, aircraft, and empty legs using the map on the left side of your screen
Know exactly who you're looking for? Simply enter the air operator name and click search.
Quote Request automatically finds you the most suitable aircraft and operator options worldwide
Frequently asked questions
How do I send a quote request?
Select Quote Request, enter your departure airport, and follow the prompts in order to build and submit your inquiry directly to air operators. As you complete the necessary questions, OpenPoint will narrow down air operators best suited for your trip profile.
What search parameters does OpenPoint use?
OpenPoint scans for all aircraft and air operators based at, or within close proximity of, your departure airport for round trip and multi-leg trip profiles. For one-way requests, OpenPoint scans both departure and arrival airports for aircraft as well as real-time empty leg and transient availability. Operators are ranked in order of estimated pricing from lowest cost to highest cost.
How many aircraft are available for charter worldwide? How many operators?
Aircraft change hands and charter contracts on a continual basis, so it is difficult to pinpoint an exact number. That being said, there are approximately 12,500 aircraft commercially available for charter worldwide and roughly 2,300 operators.
How many aircraft and air operators are listed within OpenPoint?
Our goal is to maintain an active database of 98% of all available aircraft and air operators worldwide. Our objective is to insure every possible licensed economical aircraft option is displayed to users.
How is it possible to offer so many air operators in one system?
There is no cost to air operators to publish available aircraft, empty legs, or transient availability within OpenPoint. It's appreciated when air operators take ownership of their information and manage their own fleet and company details as a fleet can be updated in a matter of seconds. However, for operators that do not, OpenPoint has analysts that scan ministry of transport data in a number of countries to keep air operator and fleet information as up-to-date as possible.
Why the name OpenPoint?
Our objective is to maintain an open and comprehensive source of business aviation information displayed for simplicity and ease of use all in one place.
What do the different size coloured rings represent?
Each ring represents an air operator. Each colour represents a category of aircraft that an operator manages (helicopter, light jet, heavy jet etc). There are two sizes of ring: a smaller size ring indicates the operator has 8 aircraft in their fleet or less, a larger ring, 8 aircraft or more.
What happens when you hover over a ring?
The operator's logo is displayed and the number and type of aircraft in each category is displayed. An add aircraft to favorites option is displayed for registered users to add an operator to their favourites for a specific airport. An add to quote option is an immediate way to hand select an operator to include within a quote inquiry.
Why would I add an aircraft to my favourites?
Adding aircraft to favourites allows you to quickly and easily send a quote request to just your aircraft operators for a specific category, type, and airport. Professional users may add an unlimited number of aircraft to their favourites for specific airports, whereas verified users can add up to 5.
What protection is in place to insure bogus inquiries don't get through to operators?
While OpenPoint cannot qualify users, it does use both email and phone verification to protect the security, privacy, and integrity of its system and its users.
Can I choose to have a charter broker source aircraft and present options to me?
You may select charter brokers to source aircraft for you per airport using a feature called broker assist.
Why use a charter broker?
For a fee (usually a mark-up included in the quotes presented) a charter broker will source and present aircraft options from different air operators and act as a 24/7 primary contact for the charter process. Many brokers will arrange ground transport, catering, and in some instances act as a personal concierge. The average private aircraft offers seating capacity from 4 to 16 passengers so users may find larger passenger requests are better sourced by a broker who has relationships with airlines or specialty charter providers.