Every year, the private aviation industry outdoes itself in terms of jet design.
We classify jet design on multiple levels of analysis.
- Precision engineering that delivers the best speeds, distances, and stability available
- The amenities and features that business people discover useful when they settle into the flight
- Highest quality of safety and security of passengers
Let’s take a look at some of the best private business jets of 2018.
1. Ultralong-Range Jet: Gulfstream G650/G650ER
The G650 circumnavigated the globe in 41 hours and 7 minutes. How’s that for distance and speed? Thanks to this jet’s sophisticated pressurization system, the cabin feels like it is at 4,030 feet even at a staggering 45,000 feet. The 47-foot cabin on this jet can sleep ten passengers, depending on how it is configured. Inside is plenty of head and elbow-room. It is the fastest, non-supersonic aircraft to circle the globe, with the capacity to fly 8,055 miles non-stop at 561 miles per hour.
And what’s the cabin experience like? Thanks to a setup that can be reconfigured upon request and in between flights, you get options. You can have it arranged for a conference room-style meeting, or recreational activities. Enjoy digital audio systems and widescreen televisions with a fresh meal or snack from the convection oven. Control your surroundings with either Apple or Android touchscreen devices.
2. Super Midsize Jet: Bombardier Challenger 350
If you want breakfast in New York and dinner in London, this jet could make it happen for you and seven other people. With a range of 3,682 miles and a cruising speed 528 mph, the Challenger 350 can accommodate eight to 10 passengers in luxurious, reclining seats. Why bother with packing light when the plane has the luggage capacity for 18 suitcases. This best-selling plane features elegant metal foldout tables, hand-sculpted seats, and digital control systems that strike that magic balance between aesthetics and ergonomics. Enjoy an immersive sound experience, and many other cutting-edge entertainment features.
3. Cessna Citation Latitude: A Best-Selling Business Jet for Good Reason
The Cessna Citation Latitude is perfect for business flying because it was built for quiet, easy comfort. It features easy access to hot and cold beverages as well as an optional microwave, which is convenient for heating in-air meals, appetizers and snacks. The pressurization system is designed to make passengers more comfortable by offering an experience that feels like you are flying at a much lower altitude. It also features a super clean filtration system that lets you breathe in refreshing, filtered air. Adjust heating and lighting without ever leaving your seat thanks to intuitive environmental controls near each seat. Each seta also comes equipped with a USB power outlet, which is ideal for charging smartphones and tablets.
4. Light Jet: Embraer Phenom 300/300E: Phenom’s Most-Delivered Light Jet
The Embraer Phenom 300/300E strikes a wonderful balance between style and functionality. Stylistically, it has borrowed from the best traditions of the luxury automotive world. For example, when you step on board, you are greeted with a 2-person divan, which features multi-tone, diamond-stitched upholstery. Have a seat in these, and you will find pop-up tablets equipped with WiFi access, and drink holders, which will come in handy given the pull-out drink coolers and wine glass cabinets. Everything is designed with attention to detail, like the trick armrests that retract to create a wide aisle when desired. This stylish experience happens at astronomical altitudes and speeds, but thanks to the stabilizing, insular influence of the Phenom’s world-class engineering, you would never even know it.
5. Piaggio Avanti Evo: A Private Jet Worth the Investment
Piaggio Aerospace, the great Italian aviation firm, produced a business jet that boasts effortless style and an impressive credentials in terms of efficient, eco-friendly consumption. It burns 40% less fuel than traditional aircraft. Part of its efficiency is its production process as well. The Evo is a technological marvel with a distinct twin turboprop package. It sports rear-facing propellers and forward fins in an unmistakable design that flows like an Italian symphony.
6.BBJ 787: It Will Make You Believe that Bigger is Better
One of the core attractions of private jets is the elbow room and leg room. Why? They add up to headspace. The BBJ 787 from Kestrel Aviation Management. It boasts a great big bedroom, a separate dining room, and an entertainment lounge that comes with a 55” screen. Then after that, it’s just about the hedonistic details. It has heated floors, a luxurious dressing room, a marble bathroom, and less-visible details, like a cabin pressure system specially designed to reduce jet lag. It takes design queues from superyachts. This plane can fly for 17 hours non-stop for a nautical mile range of 9,800 miles. It’s ideal for in-air business conferences, or unwinding on your way to a vacation.