Posted on March 15th, 2023
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We bring you the 12 top corporate jets chosen by hundreds of business travelers across the US and the rest of the globe to streamline their air travel. These jets are FAA-approved, come with exciting facilities on board, and can keep up with your busiest schedule.
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VIP airliners are luxury private business jets ideal for inter-continent travel and can comfortably accommodate more than 30 people. Either turbofans or turboprops power up these jets. They have state-of-the-art facilities onboard, such as lavatories, stand-up cabins, pressurization, overhead storage bins, and reclining seats. In addition, these business jets also have flight attendants.
All airliner flights are operated by FAA Certified Part 135 and Part 121 air carriers.
Cost: Airliner prices per hour start at $18,000
The category includes business jets such as:
The Airbus Corporate Jet 319 is the successor of the Elite or 318, the entry-level airliner to the ACJ series by Airbus. The ACJ319 competes and wins over its competitors, such as Boeing BBJ1, Gulfstream G550, and Bombardier Global Express, thanks to its wider fuselage diameter that allows a roomier interior than the rest.
The Airbus ACJ319 can fly for 15 hours without refueling and is an intercontinental heavy private jet. Since 2003, this business jet has been the presidential air charter of countries such as Brazil, the Czech Republic, Italy, Malaysia, etc.
The Boeing Business Jet or BBJ is a VIP business airline part of the 737 family of airplanes and the 737-700 airliner. It is ideal for any corporation for its business travel. It brings the best of both worlds- the size of commercial aircraft with the facilities and flexibility of private jet travel. It offers excellent flight range and cruise speed and is luxury-exemplified with a customizable cabin.
The jet has been an absolute favorite of business travelers and VIPs worldwide, and deservingly so. Its cabin size is three times that of a typical heavy jet aircraft, and it can quickly fly between continents for hours together, thanks to the dual CFM56-7B27 engines. Whether from Johannesburg to London, from Los Angeles to Paris, or New York to Tokyo, BBJ shows its 25+ years of excellence.
Some of the fabulous facilities the BBJ offers include master bedrooms, washrooms with full-sized showers, conference units, dining areas, living space, a fitness center, and more. Further, there are two temperature control zones for passengers and crew.
The MD87 is manufactured by McDonnell Douglas, a major US aerospace manufacturer that later merged with Boeing in 1997. The MD87 made its first flight in December 1986 and received its certification from FAA the following year.
Equipped with enhanced avionics, the MD87 has a 2x P&W JT8D-217C Turbofan engine and state-of-the-art interiors and facilities onboard.
The MD87 has a forward Vestibule with Crew Rest Area, a lavatory for the crew, along with their refreshment. There’s also a dedicated conference area to conduct business meetings and discussions. A well-appointed aft stateroom suite with a queen-sized bed, private lavatory with shower, extreme aft full-service galley, and cabin entertainment are also available for long-range flights.
The Fairchild-Dornier 328J is a VIP airliner manufactured by the German aircraft manufacturer Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH. It was one of the last models built by the company before dissolving.
The Dornier 328J has twin PW306B Turbofans engines and offers a stand-up cabin, flight attendant to cater to the on-flight needs of passengers, and sufficient cabin space and baggage storage.
VIP heavy jets are ideal for corporates to facilitate business travel. Its spacious cabins typically seat between 8-18 passengers and are built to fly long distances without refueling. Thus, these fuel-efficient jets are comfortable for cross-country, transoceanic, and transatlantic travels and, at times, have berthable seats that can be folded to sleep and rest.
Cost: Heavy jet hourly charter rates start at around $8,500
Some of the best corporate jets in this category are:
The Challenger is a twin-engined business jet, manufactured initially by Canadair and then Bombardier Aerospace that is powered by two turbofans mounted in aft fuselage pods. It is ideal for transcontinental travel and can fly you comfortably between London to New York.
Featuring the widest cabin in its class, it has the best-in-class interior and ample baggage space, and comes with many facilities that make it an excellent choice for corporate travel. The Challenger 650 also has advanced HD and wireless entertainment such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, on-demand inflight entertainment service, universal power outlets at every seat, HD monitors with Blu-ray inflight movies, and touchscreen cabin controls.
With the Bombardier Challenger 650, you get a full-service galley with an experienced flight attendant, cherry-picked in-flight refreshments & dining, and a temperature-controlled cabin. This is also a pet-friendly aircraft.
The Falcon 8X is a business jet by the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault, that was first produced in 2016. It is an ultra-long jet that is ideal for transcontinental travel, for instance, between Los Angeles-Beijing, Hong Kong-Paris, or London-Cape Town.
The Falcon 8X comes with 3 engines and features the longest cabin with state-of-the-art amenities on board. It comes equipped with high-speed connectivity, including a Ka-band satcom solution to ensure uninterrupted communications & internet access, even over oceans. The in-flight system distributes high-definition audio and video content. The temperature-controlled cabin and ambiance lighting make the flight breezy.
The Bombardier Global 7500 is an ultra-long-range business jet developed by Bombardier Aviation. The global 7500, previously known as the 7000, got its certification in September 2018 and commenced operations in the same.
The Global 7500 is the largest, most luxurious purpose-built business aircraft yet built compared to contending models and has the most extended range in the category. It is ideal for intercontinental travel with a maximum flight time of 16 hours so that you can fly nonstop from New York to Beijing, for instance.
The corporate jet is divided into four cabin zones that come with many best-in-class amenities for comfort. The cabin is temperature-controlled, with ambient lighting and air purification systems. It has an inflight entertainment suite that comes with a 40-inch 4K monitor and theatre seating. The aircraft also has a full-service galley.
The Gulfstream G650 is an ultra-long-range heavy jet manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace. The G650 was the fastest jet built by Gulfstream until G700 surpassed it. Gulfstream earned the Collier Trophy in 2014 for the series by bringing “significant technological advancements in aircraft performance, cabin comfort, and safety and strengthening business aviation.”
Often referred to as the flagship of the Gulfstream, the G650 received its certification in September 2012 and is popular among corporations for its privacy, functionality, and luxurious amenities.
The G650 is a current holder of more than 60 airspeed records, including a West directional around the world flight record of 41 hours and seven minutes. In 2014, Gulfstream developed an extended-range version called the G650ER that went on to set a new record for the longest nonstop flight by a purpose-built business jet, flying 8,010 nautical miles from Singapore to Las Vegas with four passengers and crew.
The Embraer Legacy 600 is a luxury business jet known for its luxurious cabins, impressive long-range, ample luggage space, and in-flight amenities, thus making it an ideal option for private business jet charter.
The Legacy 600 was introduced in July 2000 and certified by Europe in 2002, and by the FAA later in the year. It is ideal for coast-to-coast travel and can perform well over medium and long distances; thus, it needs no upgrades for intercontinental flights.
In an effort to reduce cabin noise, The Embraer company put in dedicated efforts to improve its cabin acoustics in 2003. For the same, special isolators were introduced to reduce cabin vibration and interior noise.
Powered by Rolls Royce engines, the Legacy 600 can produce seven thousand pounds of thrust that helps it reach a higher altitude than commuter jets. It also has the latest entertainment systems on board, including the Rockwell Collins Airshow 410 entertainment system and 17-inch LCD bulkhead-mounted monitors and is also equipped with Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suites designed to reduce pilot workload.
If you don’t want to go ahead with long-range options, and want to browse through more economical options, with lower seating capacity and which are ideal for domestic and transatlantic travel, we bring you the Super Midsize Corporate Jets.
All super-midsize cabin jets include an enclosed lavatory and typically have a full galley like the larger heavy aircraft class. There is room to prepare and serve food and drinks with or without a flight attendant on board. You can request in-flight attendants as well.
Cost: Super mid jets’ hourly charter rates start at around $5,500
Some of the best jets in the category are:
The Cessna Citation Longitude is a super-midsize jet that is ideal for coast-to-coast nonstop, it is comparable to the Challenger 350, Gulfstream G280, and Embraer Praetor. It comes with a spacious cabin, fully berthable seats, and a sizeable walk-in baggage compartment. It also has a fully equipped refreshment center and offers the largest legroom of any super-midsize jet.
It is the quietest among competing jets and brings a superior cabin experience. With its advanced controls, passengers can operate lighting, temperature, and onboard communications systems.
Top cruise speed:
The Cessna Citation Longitude has one air-cycle machine with an inline heat exchanger to control the cabin air and temperature. The system can inherently handle the cabin’s air, but in case of failure, the heat exchanger acts as a capable backup.
The Hawker 1000 is a super mid corporate jet charter suitable for coast-to-coast and intercontinental travel. The cabin of this business jet charter comes in a traditional and a biomorphic design configuration. In particular, the biomorphic design increases passenger comfort and useful space with its smooth curved layout.
Some popular travels you can take in the jet are from Miami to Seattle or New York to Los Angeles. It typically has five single executive seats and one 3-seater divan.
The Hawker 1000 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305 turbofan engines and is the largest in the 800 series midsize jets produced by Beechcraft/Raytheon.
With operations that commenced in 2019, The Embraer Praetor 500 is a super-midsize business jet based on the Legacy 450 aircraft. The Praetor 500 is the best of its class that is fuel-efficient, comfortable, and functional.
The aircraft can also land at just over 2,000 feet, an excellent charter option for smaller airports. In addition to excellent range, the Praetor 500 can take off from runways as short as three thousand feet.
The Praetor 500 has an executive, best-in-class cabin and features noise-abatement technology and a quiet-flush lavatory. It is also equipped with a sophisticated Enhanced Vision System, which combines a Head-Up Display and Synthetic Vision System to improve situational awareness.
With that, we wrap the list of the top corporate jets ideal for your next business travel. At JetOptions, we have a fleet of private jets that you can charter in less than 3-4 hours. What’s more?
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