We are well over halfway into 2018 now, and the aviation industry has really pushed the boat…or rather, the airplane…out when it comes to luxurious and affordable new private jets.
Here is a quick review of what we believe are the top private jets new to the industry in 2018.
Our criterion for selecting these jets is simple. We looked for:
• Interiors that offer a luxurious experience
• Media provisions for mobile entrepreneurs and anyone who needs to work in-flight
• Exquisite engineering for impressive cruising speeds, ranges and fuel efficiency
• A smooth-as-silk experience for travelers
1. Bombardier: Global 7000: A Spacious, Luxurious Private Jet
Every facet of the Global 7000 by Bombardier meets our criterion of luxury, mobile working needs, and an effortless, comfortable flight experience. It provides passengers with ample room, and certainly lives up to the company’s claim of “largest purpose-built business jet in the industry.”
At $70 million, the 7000 is over 27 feet tall and 111 feet long. It offers sufficient room for nineteen passengers without ever feeling over-crowded. It even has a restful master suite for jaunts across the ocean. It’s a highly versatile jet in which comfort comes first. Comfort is particularly important when you have an impressive range of 7,400 nm. This jet’s impressive technological accomplishments include an air management system that refreshes passengers with 100% clean, fresh air at all times.
2. The Gulfstream G500: The Gold Standard of Private Jet Style and Performance
The Gulfstream G series is lauded worldwide as the gold standard in large, private luxury aircraft. The G500 is one of the premiere aircrafts in this line. This jet is engineered to deliver the fastest, smoothest flight possible while the cabin is designed to create a personalized, luxurious experience. The plane is outfitted to let flying entrepreneurs and business people optimize their time in the air, whether they choose to stay productive of unwind a little while flying. It absolutely pushes the limits as far as travel distance goes. That’s why it can serve 19 passengers on non-stop routes such as LA to London, San Francisco to Tokyo, and Istanbul to Cape Town, South Africa, thanks in part to its powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada engine.
3. The Embraer Phenom 300E: The Rolls Royce of the Sky
The Phenom 300 by Embraer is a popular line of private jets. It’s enhanced 300E model take this plane through a high-tech renovation. The interior-scape is the product of visionary Jay Beever, a designer who wanted to deliver more lavish cabin room to passengers in this edition. The result is an aircraft with fuller isles and accommodations reminiscent of luxury automobiles such as the Rolls Royce. It’s a fair comparison. The Rolls Royce is a famously quiet machine, and so is the Phenom. Passengers inside sometimes even find it difficult to tell the plane is moving. This jet sports a tech panel with precision instruments and gages that would fit right in on the dash of the latest Tesla. The $10-million Phenom 300E also offers a range of over 2,200 nm. That means it can make just about any trip within the US without refueling.
4. Pilatus PC-24: Versatility and Luxury All in One Jet
The PC-24 has the cabin size of a medium jet, it performs like a light jet, and It has all the versatility of a turboprop. When you add all that up, you have a gleaming, sleek jet that just doesn’t fit into any known jet categories. That led to industry insiders coining the term Super Versatile Jet (SVJ) category. While the interior is certainly ready for business or pleasure at any altitude, the exterior of this jet is ready for anything with “off-road” landing gear that can handle unpaved runways. This makes it ideal for landing on remote private vacation islands.
5. HondaJet Elite: Travel in Sleek, Speedy Compact Luxury
There are plenty of considerations when it comes to privately-owned jets, but sometimes you just want a model that looks ‘mighty fine’ in the skies. That really is the case here with the latest Hondajet Elite– and boy does it look good – but you get a few bonuses too. It comes in at an economical $5 million.
The interior features plush upholstery, luxurious, sleek design, and an innovative audio system that lets you immerse yourself in sound. View your plane’s location on a holographic globe, have a cocktail at the inflight bar, host a meeting in the conference room, or retire to the master bedroom to rest while you travel.
The HA-420 is a swift bird as well, with a cruising speed of around 368 knots. Its maximum range is 1,206 nm.