Chicago Jet Group was started with the idea of providing the highest level of professionalism and attention to detail in the industry.

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Services

Aircraft Management

Owning an aircraft can make substantial demands on your time. Your main focus is on running your business, not worrying about the numerous details involved in maintaining your corporate aircraft. Let Chicago Jet Group's experienced management professionals make life a little easier for you!

We can customize a management program to suit your specific needs. If you are the type of owner that only requires select services, let us provide you with the resources that will meet your specific needs.
Chicago Jet Group also provides the turnkey management programs to aircraft owners. We manage in the owner’s best interest with strict privacy and confidentiality, while the aircraft owner (company or private individual) retains full control of their aircraft.

Chicago Jet Group will act as your flight department: Scheduler, Maintenance coordinator and provider, Flight Crew, and Aircraft Cleaner. If you require the ultimate in safety, service, reliability and value Chicago Jet Group is the only choice.

Charter Services

Chicago Jet Group is a premier private aircraft charter company headquartered in the Midwest. When you use our aircraft charter services, your flight will be convenient, relaxing, safe, and enjoyable – the way a flight should be.

Our charter aircraft are based in Chicago and Atlanta with availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your departure location. Our professional staff is available to assist you in booking a private jet charter that suits your travel needs and budgetary requirements, with an itinerary developed to make your trip pleasurable and stress-free.

Whether you require our business charter services for corporate travel or a private jet flight for personal air travel tell us what you have in mind and let us do the rest – “It’s our job, and we’re good at it”.

Please feel free to call us at 866-JET-TRAVEL (866-538-8728) to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable aircraft charter professionals. Or contact us by email at [email protected].

Chicago Jet Group is a FAA Part 135 charter operator, certificate X42A211L, with worldwide operations approval.

Chicago Jet Group can place your aircraft on our FAA Part 135 charter certificate X42A211L that is capable of generating supplemental income for your aircraft and may also reduce your tax burden, while you still maintain full control of your aircraft. When you need your aircraft, it's there for you; and when you're not flying, a Chicago Jet Group charter customer is providing you with a source of revenue to offset some of those costs associated with owning your own aircraft.

To view our current charter aircraft, please see Our Fleet section.

Aircraft Avionics

Our full-service Part 145 avionics department is available for all of your avionics needs from light troubleshooting and repair to complete cockpit upgrades and retrofits. We are experienced and trained to fulfill your cabin entertainment system requirements, including moving-map displays, cockpit cameras, DVD, CD, MP3 and iPod players, and all of the latest in aircraft avionics technology.

We offer the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP) at competitive pricing, protecting your avionics investment at a minimal fee. This extended warranty plan will provide you with full coverage for your avionics equipment.

Chicago Jet Groups avionics department has only experienced avionics technicians that receive continual formal technical training from avionics and aircraft manufacturers. Our avionics technicians are licensed airframe and powerplant technicians and certified FCC general radio telephone operator licenses holders.

Chicago Jet Group has developed, installed and completed the following Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s):

  • ST02231LA for the Falcon 50 Dual Universal FMS with WAAS
  • ST0400NY-D for the Falcon 50 Universal MFD-640 with Honeywell EGPWS
  • St02644NY-D CL-600 TAWS-A Terrain Display for the Challenger 600

We continue on with similar projects each day ensuring that our transient and managed clients' aircraft are meeting the highest standards of technical safety.

Safety, Service, and Value, That's What Chicago Jet Group is All About

Chicago Get Group works with major manufacturers and suppliers in the industry ensuring your access to the safest and most reputable equipment. We are proud authorized avionics dealers for:

  • Aircell
  • Avidyne
  • DAC International
  • Flight Display Systems
  • Honeywell/Bendix/King
  • L3 Communications
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Sandel
  • Shadin Avionics
  • Universal Avionics
Avionics Services

Navigation

  • Troubleshooting and diagnosis of autopilot, navigation, pulse system faults
  • Wide area augmentation system (WAAS) / lateral performance vertical (LPV) installations and modifications
  • Compass swing calibration
  • TAWS-A synthetic vision installations and modifications
  • FAR 91.411 / 91.413 altimetry/altitude encoder inspections
  • Pitot-static system inspections and RVSM 12-24 month inspection and recertification
  • Cockpit flat panel display installations and modifications
  • Traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) and distance measuring equipment (DME) testing

Communication

  • Satellite and voice data communications (SATCOM) installations and modifications
  • Controller pilot data link communications (CPDLC) / safety services datalink installations
  • Wireless broadband system installations

Cabin

  • Cabin entertainment installations and modifications
  • HD flat panel cabin installation
  • DVD / MP3 / iPod / gaming installations and modifications
  • DVD / movie library hard drive installation
  • Cabin LED light installations and modifications
  • Wireless audio headset installations

On-call AOG services for immediate troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair to your aircraft is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please feel free to call us at 866-JET-REPAIR (866-538-7372) to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable aircraft avionics technicians
or contact us by email at [email protected]

Aircraft Maintenance

Chicago Jet Group was started with the idea of providing the highest level of professionalism and attention to detail in the industry. Chicago Jet Group wants to be your personal maintenance department and provide the best aircraft maintenance for a fair price. We felt it was time to raise the bar on quality and attention to detail to a new level. We provide unmatched customer service and support to our clients, without breaking the bank.

Our factory and Flight Safety trained airframe and power plant technicians are among the best in the industry that set an unsurpassed standard of excellence. Our maintenance professionals will provide you with intelligent solutions while reducing cost and downtime on your aircraft.

As an FAA certified Class 4 Part 145 Repair Station X42R211L, we offer a complete range of maintenance services from routine maintenance inspections to major airframe alterations and repairs. Our computerized maintenance library ensures the fastest and most up-to-date technical data available. We regularly service the following aircraft:

  • Cessna Citation
  • Challenger
  • Falcon
  • Gulfstream
  • Hawker
  • King Air
  • Learjet
  • Saab 340
  • Westwind

We are experienced in aircraft modifications, implementing designated engineer representative (DER) solutions, and have created multiple supplemental type certificates (STC) that upgrade cockpit situational awareness and aircraft deficiencies, all meeting the FAA's specific compliance for the STC design changes.

Maintenance Services
  • Airframe inspections, modifications and conversions
  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) inspections and repairs
  • Antenna Installations
  • Avionics installations and modifications – please see our Avionics section
  • Cabin pressurization and leak checks
  • Component overhaul and repair
  • Composite repairs
  • Engine removal and installations
  • Engineering – avionics, structural support and (DER) solutions
  • Freon air conditioning diagnostics and service
  • Fuel quantity calibration
  • Interior modifications and repairs
  • Landing gear overhaul and repair
  • Lead acid battery capacity checks
  • Line maintenance and support
  • Major aircraft inspections
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) capabilities
  • Paint work, touch-up and blending
  • Prepurchase inspections – please see our Prepurchase Evaluation section
  • Repair of fiberglass components
  • Routine powerplant inspections, hot sections and overhauls
  • Structural support modifications, removal and replacement of damaged members

Our aircraft maintenance centers are conveniently located in Chicago/Aurora (KARR) and Atlanta/Lawrenceville (KLZU), providing you easy access to our facilities without the additional costs of landing, ramp, or parking fees. While enjoying the savings of no airport fees, we also offer reduced fuel costs at our Chicago location.

For customers who are unable to fly into our location, we provide mobile emergency aircraft maintenance. We are equipped to travel regionally in the Chicago and Atlanta areas to offer Aircraft on Ground (AOG) emergency maintenance services on your downed aircraft or for time-sensitive maintenance issues; our mobile AOG support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please feel free to call us at 866-JET-REPAIR (866-538-7372) to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable aircraft maintenance professionals. Or contact us by email at [email protected]

Parts

Our parts department currently carries an assortment of aircraft parts covering a wide range of aircraft. We order parts on a daily basis, insuring what you need is available. Our hours for regular parts sales are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact us at 630-466-3600 and ask for our parts department, or contact us by email at [email protected]

Aircraft Acquisition

For buyers of aircraft, Chicago Jet Group offers complete aircraft acquisition services, from conducting a worldwide aircraft search and a fair-market value analysis, to arranging demonstration flights and pre-purchase evaluations. Our sales professionals work closely with our in-house maintenance experts to provide a level of service for aircraft acquisitions that few can match. We go the extra mile to locate the best aircraft that fits your needs. Our professionals are here to serve you and have years of experience at doing just that, serving you! We have the people and what it takes to see things through with the purchase of a new or pre-owned aircraft. The offer to purchase is just the first step in a long line of hurdles to owning an aircraft. Whether it is new or pre-owned aircraft, we have what it takes to make your aircraft acquisition an enjoyable experience.

Whether buying or selling an aircraft, Chicago Jet Group can offer you assistance with your transaction. Our trained sales professionals provide a network to conduct comprehensive market research and keep you informed of new trends and opportunities in the aircraft market place. We track aircraft values, monitor maintenance requirements and federal regulations; as well as keeping with the current tax laws to keep you current with today's aircraft sales market. Chicago Jet Group has the experience and technical expertise to guide you through the complexities of aircraft ownership in order to achieve the best possible solution.

Aircraft Marketing Services

For aircraft sales, Chicago Jet Group offers comprehensive aircraft marketing services, including the worldwide listing of aircraft, the advertisement of aircraft in leading industry publications, as well as a network of sales professionals working for you to get the job done. All of this is accomplished while looking out for your best interests.

Prepurchase Evaluation

The “Pre-Purchase” or “Tech Evaluation” is the process of evaluating an aircraft’s current state of mechanical condition prior to purchase. This is one of the most important, if not the most important part of buying a pre-owned aircraft and is a daunting task to say the least, if done properly. The information generated from a good pre-purchase evaluation can protect the potential buyer and may be the deciding factor in whether or not to purchase a particular aircraft.

The information generated from a less than good pre-purchase evaluation may leave the owner of a newly purchased aircraft exposed to unwarranted risk and expense. This will be the first in a list of less than favorable experiences with owning an aircraft as a result of a less than good pre-purchase evaluation.

The highly experienced professionals at Chicago Jet Group have spent years perfecting the art of the pre-purchase evaluation and have a long list of very satisfied customers. We have conducted numerous pre-purchase evaluations for both buyers and sellers of pre-owned aircraft, and performed them in a number of different countries throughout the world. We go that extra mile to ensure no stone is left unturned and that every potential hot spot on the aircraft is put under the microscope of scrutiny. We not only look at the aircraft, we conduct an exhausting research and review of the aircraft records and logbooks, in addition to a few other trade secrets we have for conducting a proper pre-purchase evaluation. The professionals at Chicago Jet Group take pride in a job well done and our reputation of excellence proves it.

Aircraft Consulting

Chicago Jet Group LLC offers consulting services covering the full spectrum of topics related to corporate aircraft ownership and operation. Our experienced professionals can help you evaluate your needs, provide you with a range of solutions to your transportation requirements, and then help you with implementation of the selected option in a professional manner.

Our services range from aircraft acquisitions of new and pre-owned aircraft; technical assistance with the completion of aircraft paint, interior or avionics refurbishments; pre-purchase evaluations; flight department audits and assistance with complicated financial, and sometimes confusing, tax implications.

The professionals at Chicago Jet Group have guided numerous clients through the complicated technical and financial considerations that typically precede a decision to use personal air transportation.

Our Fleet

Falcon 900B

Falcon 900B
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Aircraft Features
  • Seating for 15 passengers
  • Aft full service galley
  • Enclosed aft and fwd lavatory
  • Microwave over / High temp oven
Safety
  • EGPWS / TAWS-A
  • RVSM
  • TCAS II
Equipment
  • DVD / CD / MP3 / iPod
  • Air Show / Cockpit Camera
  • High Speed Internet

Falcon 900B

Falcon 900B
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Aircraft Features
  • Seating for 10 passengers
  • Forward full galley
  • Enclosed forward and aft galley
  • Convection oven
Safety
  • EGPWS
  • TVSM
  • TAWS
Equipment
  • DVD / TV / CD
  • Air Show
  • High Speed Internet

Challenger 600

Challenger 600
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Aircraft Features
  • Seating for 11 passengers
  • Forward full service galley
  • Enclosed aft lavatory
Safety
  • EGPWS / TAWS-A
  • RVSM
  • TCAS II
Equipment
  • DVD / CD
  • Air Show

Challenger 600

Challenger 600
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Aircraft Features
  • Seating for 11 passengers
  • Enclosed aft lavatory
Safety
  • EGPWS
  • RVSM
  • TCAS II
Equipment
  • Air Show
  • Microwave Oven / Convection Oven
  • DVD / CD / iPod
  • Flight Phone

Falcon 50

Falcon 50
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Aircraft Features
  • Seating for 11 passengers
  • Forward full service galley
  • Enclosed aft lavatory
  • Microwave oven
Safety
  • EGPWS / TAWS-A
  • RVSM
  • TCAS II
Equipment
  • DVD / CD
  • Air Show

Hawker 800

Hawker 800
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Aircraft Features
  • Seating for 8 passengers
  • Enclosed aft lavatory
  • Airshow
  • Microwave oven
  • Forward galley
Safety
  • EGPWS / TAWS-A
  • RVSM
  • TCAS II
Equipment
  • DVD / CD
  • iPod
  • Flight Phone

CPDLC

Understanding FANS-1/A+/CPDLC

Data Link

is a communication between the pilot and Air Traffic Control (ATC) by means of digital messaging.

CPDLC or Controller Pilot Data Link

is the text messaging application used to receive clearances and exchange reports between pilots and controllers over any available sub network. The pilot interface provides a menu of standard ATC request text messages, and the display shows the received ATC command messages. FANS-1/A/CPDLC is used all over the world, primarily in oceanic airspace, but also in remote Enroute airspace.

FANS-1/A+ or Future Air Navigation

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is the product name given to a suite of software upgrades that implement CPDLC, ADS-C, AFN, and AOC communications over ACARS protocols. FANS-1 was originally developed by Boeing, while FANS A was developed by Airbus. The two systems are functionally identical. Industry standardization efforts sought to refer to both packages simultaneously, hence the naming convention FANS-1/A. The "+" came about as a minor update to the industry standard, DO-258 to DO-258a, and is primarily due to the new message latency feature in CPDLC. All FANS-1/A+ messages can be sent of Inmarsat or Iridium satellite systems in addition to VHF (VDL Mode 0, Mode A, or Mode 2).

ADS-C or Automatic Dependent Surveillance

are automatic position reports that require no pilot interaction. The Contract in ADS-C means that ATC controls the reporting system. FANS-1/A/ADS-C is used all over the world, primarily in oceanic airspace, but also in remote Enroute airspace. There can be up to five separate ATC connections at any one time, with each connection having up to three contracts. Following is a description for each of the four types of contracts:

  1. Periodic Contracts - ATC sets of alters the update rate as needed (a higher update rate is usually required in high traffic areas).
  2. Event Contracts - Communicated if there is a change in altitude, lateral deviation, vertical rate, or crossing a waypoint.
  3. Demand Contracts - ATC can request a one-off update as needed. This does not affect an existing contact preset rate.
  4. Emergency Mode Contracts - Initiated and cancelled by the pilot, not the controller. Emergency mode changes all existing contracts to a more rapid rate, with the emergency mode indicator. Emergency mode is automatically triggered by the MAYDAY message.
FOI or FANS-Over-Iridium

is Future Air Navigation System over the Iridium satellite network recently approved for use by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Literally, the same FANS-1/A+ software now operates over the Iridium subnetwork as well.

Link 2000+

is the Eurocontrol programme for ATN/CPDLC in European airspace. ATN protocols provide communications over VDL Mode 2 (only). Compliance mandates have been put on hold until February 2020.

Our Current FANS-1/A+/CPDLC Solution Supplemental Type Certificates (STC):
  • STC #ST03262CH - Completed September 2013, Dassault Mystere Falcon 50
  • STC #ST03262CH - Completed April 2015, Westwind Astra, Astra SPX, and Gulfstream G100
  • STC #ST03369CH - Completed August 2014 for the Dassault Falcon 900 and 900EX Aircraft
  • STC #ST03369CH - Completed August 2015, Gulfstream GIV (GIV-SP)
  • STC #ST03369CH - Completed August 2015, Boeing 767-200
  • We have completed the installation of equipment for the Falcon 2000, GII / GIII & GV, we expect STC approvals to be completed by November 2015.
  • We are currently working with the following aircraft for FANS STCs: Challenger 601 and Hawker 4000.

Please watch the video to see our STC in action.

Our FANS-1/A+/CPDLC solutions are designed specifically to update and supplement your aircrafts current equipment. Most importantly, our STCs are compliant for the ICAO North Atlantic Mandate requirements and are provisional installations for the Eurocontrol Link 2000+ Mandate.

Our FANS-1/A+/CPDLC installations focus on using FANS-Over-Iridium to mitigate the cost of both installation and operation.

Benefits:
  • Allows operation in FANS-designated premium airspace, thereby reducing fuel burn
  • Allows user preferred routes, thereby reducing fuel burn
  • Increases Safety (with flight plan conformance monitoring)
  • Communications not affected by language or accents
  • Allows more aircraft into currently limited amounts of airspace via reduced separation minimums
  • Our solutions are compliant with the mandates and advisory circulars
Exemptions and Waivers

EUROCONTROL approved OEM Waivers - Waivers have been granted to the original equipment manufacturers (OEM), for lifetime exemption on certain airframes. Aircraft not equipped with a Link 2000+ ATN/CPDLC solution, may receive less than priority treatment from Air Traffic Control. While your aircraft may continue to operate after the mandated requirements with a qualified waiver, you will be excluded from the preferred airspace in Europe, meaning you will have to fly under 28,500 feet.

Best Equipped, Best Served

FAA Data Comm is going to be available at 57 airports within the United States by November 2016 for Data Link Clearance (DCL).

Talk to us today about your aircraft!
888-JET REPAIR (866-538-7372) or contact us by email at [email protected]

View our avionics section for more information on our avionics services and STCs

Employment Opportunities

Chicago Jet Group is currently accepting résumés for avionics and aircraft maintenance technicians for locations in Atlanta and Chicago. All qualified technicians holding an A&P certification should fax their current resume to (630) 466-3601 for consideration.

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News

October 2014 - Chicago Jet Group FANS Retrofit for the Gulfstream G100/Astra with Universal Avionics Airborne Data
September 2014 - FANS Retrofit for the Gulfstream-IV with Universal Avionics Airborne Datalink System
August 2014 - Chicago Jet Group FANS Retrofit for the Falcon 900 with Universal Avionics Airborne Datalink System
October 2013 - The Falcon 900 Aircraft will be the second FANS-1A+ / CPDLC STC for Chicago Jet Group
September 2013 - Chicago Jet Group awarded first FANS-1A+ / CPDLC system STC approval for the retrofit market
November 2012 - Chicago Jet Group conducts the first operational flights using the CPDLC and FANS-1A
October 2012 - Chicago Jet Group Congratulates One Of Their Own For Scholarship
May 2012 - Chicago Jet Group Article in Aviation International News
April 2012 - Chicago Jet Group completes the first installation of the UniLink UL-80X
February 2012 - Chicago Jet Group and ICG pursuing STC for Dassault Falcon 900 Aircraft
February 2011 - Chicago Jet Group and Max Viz Announce EVS-1500 Falcon 900 Installation
October 2009 - Chicago Jet Group: Meeting Challenges With Innovation and Experience
May 2009 - Chicago Jet Group STC's Universal Avionics Dual WAAS FMS in Falcon 50 with MFD-640
April 2008 - Universal Avionics MFD-640 Receives Part 25 STC in Falcon-50

About Us

Chicago Jet Group was started with the idea of providing the highest level of professionalism and attention to detail in the industry. The mission of Chicago Jet Group is to provide the safest air transportation available, with the highest level of customer service, to create value for our customers. We provide unmatched customer service and support to our clients, without breaking the bank.

Founded in 2003, Chicago Jet Group is dedicated to providing the Corporate Aviation community with a new level of professionalism and attention to detail that had never before been accomplished in the Chicagoland area. The Company has raised the standards in the industry by focusing on quality maintenance, service, first-class facilities, on-time performance, and most importantly safety, to create value for our customers.

We give the corporate operator the personalized one-on-one service they deserve, without the cost or burden of employing their own full-time staff of Aviation Professionals. We are your flight department: Scheduler, Maintenance coordinator and provider, Flight Crew, and Aircraft Cleaner. If you require the ultimate in safety, service, reliability and value, Chicago Jet Group is the only choice. We have locations in Atlanta GA., New York NY. and Chicago to serve you better.

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