Top 20 Business Jets
If you are a businessman, then every second count. Business meetings take you to New York today and London tomorrow; time is money and money is everything in business. In such a case, it’s better to own a private jet than relying on private cars or the public transport system. Private jets are faster to handle and have easy access to various airports. If you are already planning to buy them, perhaps you have bumped across the right space. Let’s check out some business jets of high demand and know more about them.
- Honda HA-420 HondaJet: This aircraft is the inaugural civil aircraft which first took into the skies on December 3rd, 2003. The Honda Jet has enough space to accommodate a maximum of seven people. It is 42 feet 7 inch in length and has a top speed of 483 mph. The jet which was hotly anticipated was shown off at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAS) exhibition and convention in Las Vegas in 2013.
- Learjet 45XR: Bombardier Aerospace in June 2004, released the aircraft Learjet 45XR which is an update of the company’s classic superlight jet called the Learjet 45. They entered the aviation market in 1998. The XR version is certainly an overachiever that flies faster, higher and with more passengers. Having a range of 2,300 miles, it can reach the altitude of 51,000 feet. It’s fully furnished with the digital airborne telephone.
- Beechcraft Premier IA: It is the fastest, the largest and an advanced single-pilot jet. It took to air for the first time on 22nd December 1998. It can carry 6-7 passengers and has a top speed of 526 mph. It can cover a range of 1645 miles. It’s more economical than the closest competitor and features some life- saving Rockwell Collins system of Pro Line 21 electronics, which also ensures a smooth flight.
- Cessna Citation CJ4: This jet is based on the Cessna Citation Jet series, and is popular since the first model flew in 1990. The CJ4 features an extended cabin and takes cues from the Sovereign of Citation. It features swept wings and labeled as the heavy hitter of light jets. The jet carries a total of nine passengers and has a maximum range of 2,259 miles. It has a top speed of 519 mph.
- Eclipse 500: Aviation Eclipse helped to pioneer the classes for light jet aviation. Having a seat of maximum six people, it can reach a top speed of 425 mph, and it has a range of 1295 miles. The plane doesn’t have a lavatory, and that was much of a debatable issue. Total 260 jets were produced between 2001 and 2008. The follow-up model of Eclipse Aerospace was ready for delivery in 2013.
- Embraer Phenom 300: This aircraft is a light business Jet that was first flown in 2008. The jet is capable of carrying nine people maximum and has a length of 52 feet 2 inches. Having a range of 2268 miles and speed of 518 mph, it can reach an altitude of 45,000 ft. The aircraft also boasts of having a bigger luggage storage space including a restroom window.
- BeechJet Hawker 400XPR: This is a small dual engine business jet promising to transform expectations. The Hawker 400 which had initially flown in 1978 was originally produced by Mitsubishi. When Raytheon bought the Jet in 1993, it was rebranded to Hawker 400. The upgraded version of 400XP is 400XPR. This jet has a top speed of 518 mph and reaches an altitude of 45,000 ft. It has a range of 1905 miles and can carry up to four passengers.
- Gulfstream G150: Dubbed as the Astra SPX, this jet was built by the Israel aircraft industries for the Gulfstream aerospace. The design was acquired in the late 1960’s, and the third version in the series was flown in 1994. The Jet was rebranded and put in production. The aircraft is 56 feet in height with a maximum speed of 647 mph and can fly up to an altitude of 45,000 feet. This jet can accommodate up to eight passengers.
- Cessna Citation Mustang Model 510: This light aircraft is produced by a Kansas based aircraft manufacturer known as Cessna. The aircraft first took to the air in April 2005. It features swept wings attached very close to the fuselage of the plane. Powered by PW615F engines, the jet has a length of 40 feet 7 inches and attains a maximum speed of 480 mph. With a range of 1,343 miles, the aircraft reaches a height of 41,000 ft.
- LearJet 60 XR: The Learjet 60 XR is capable of carrying eight passengers and two crew members. The engineers have added longer body and increased power to Learjet55, and developed the LearJet 60. They afford a range of 2,773 miles and a top speed of 552 mph. It reaches a height of 41,000 ft in just 18 minutes and 30 seconds. The jet has been extensively used in government and military roles.
- Gulfstream G500: It was formerly known as IAI Astra SPX, which is an Israeli company that manufactured two-engine business jets. The first flight was commenced in 1994 and priced $15.7 million. The aircraft has a seating capacity of 6-9 passengers a length of 55 feet 7 inches, a range of 5462 kilometers and a cruise speed of 557 mph. Gulfstream announced the final sale of G500 by mid of 2017.
- Gulfstream G650ER: Gulfstream G650 is all about speed and grace paired with sheer style and comfort. G650 has long unfettered wings that redefine how air flows over the aircraft wing. More than 92% of the speed of sound travels through miles by virtue of its air precision. G650ER can carry up to eight passengers, and reach an altitude of 11,853 kilometers. It has a commendable top speed of 850 mph and undoubtedly, no other business aircraft can match its speed.
- Bombardier Global 7000: They are the ultra-long-range of business jets that are developed by Bombardier. They have stretched derivatives of Global 6000 and transonic wings that first flew in 2016. Its cabin is configured with a complete dining room, multimedia theater for entertainment and even customized with one of its kind private bedrooms for giving you that ultimate flying experience. Priced at $73 million, it is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after long-distance jets that will begin operation later this year.
- Embraer Lineage 1000E: The aircraft is a variant of Embraer 190 regional jet airliner and was launched on May 2006. It can be defined as an ultra-large business jet with a seating arrangement of 19 people. It has a length of 118 ft, a cruise speed of 543 mph and a range of 8,519 kilometers. The cost per unit is $53 million.
- Airbus ACJ319Neo: ACJ319 Neo has the ability to fly with eight passengers and can reach an altitude of 12,500 kilometers. It features the most spacious cabin that a business jet can have. They ACJ319 family has lower maintenance and also training overheads. They are no doubt an inevitable part of the industry that delivers standard features with efficient cost.
- Boeing 787-8 BBJ: For years Boeing jets have been used for the commercial purpose until it designed a private jet that can carry 39 people. You can imagine this to be your home of 2400 square feet area. The aircraft has a range of almost 9,800 miles and is valued up to $224.6 million. You can enter the jet through a round foyer and then come to encounter with the doors. Imagine you are sleeping inside a jet aircraft with a large California king-sized bed.
- Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ: This aircraft basically has a VVIP configuration. If you visit UAS concluded partnership, then you will be astonished to see the lounge which can accommodate up to 16 guests. There are two dining tables placed for pleasure. The crew is handpicked and experienced. Indeed, this jet is just more than a dream.
- Airbus ACJ319neo (Infinito): This aircraft combines all the comforts of the best-selling Neo as well as Airbus. It includes the widest and tallest cabin in any jet. The low cabin altitude is equivalent to 6400 ft, and the aircraft is ultimately tailored to suit the customer requirements.
- Pilatus PC-12: This aircraft has a capacity of 7 persons. With an airspeed of 169 mph and 40 cubic feet luggage capacity, this jet is well enough to accommodate at least two pilots. The cockpit is clean and neat, and the cabin is spacious enough to hold 6-8 persons. This single-engine turboprop jet has impressive versatility, reliability, performance and flexible operation.
- Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X: This aircraft is a long-range business jet which is worth $47 million. It can accommodate 16 passengers and 2 crew members. Having a length of 84 feet 3 inches, it has a cruise speed of 850kmph. The cabin is 40 feet long which accommodates passengers in three zones.
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