Private Aircraft categories & models

Very light jets

The smallest category, a very light jet offers agility to access small airports with shorter runways. They still deliver speed and travel flexibility. It is the most economical choice for short trips.

  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Range: 1,000 miles
  • Speed: 400-480 miles per hour
  • Interior: Limited in-cabin amenities, but lavatories are possible
  • Small airport accessible; shorter runway landings make this category very agile

This category is represented by:

Light business jets

This category also benefits from being able to land at smaller airports while also delivering intra continental capabilities. Light jets have been a popular option. A smooth ride with the luxury of a quiet engine. Most economical choice for short to mid-range trips.

  • Capacity: 6 passengers + 1 toilet seat
  • Range: up to 1,500 miles non-stop (which is about 2 ½-3 ½ hours)
  • Speed: 400-560 miles per hour
  • Interior: More in-cabin comforts (e.g., reclining seats, air conditioning, electronics) are typically included.
  • They can land on shorter runways, giving you access to smaller, less busy airports.

Examples include:

Midsize business jets

These aircraft are suitable for longer-range and larger groups of passengers. A business staple, the flexible midsize jet enables comfortable, in-cabin productivity during longer flights. They are suitable for travel with larger luggage and have stand-up cabin height. Usually fly with flight attendant on board, included serving of hot meals.

  • Capacity: 7-9 passengers
  • Range: 2,000-3,000 miles non-stop (about 5 hours flying time)
  • Speed: 430-590 miles per hour
  • Interior: A pressurized cabin makes at-altitude travel comfortable; two pilots are necessary; all models have a lavatory; in-flight work is possible.
  • They can land on smaller runways.

This category is represented by:

Super midsize business jets

The super midsize category with a wide body combines speed, productivity, luxury, and ultra-range capabilities. They can climb high quickly yet comfortably, making this category a good choice for longer flights. These jets are fast and fuel efficient, and they can support intra-continental travel needs. Fly with flight attendant on board, serving of hot meals.

  • Capacity: 8-10 passengers
  • Range: 3,400-3,600 miles non-stop
  • Speed: 490-590 miles per hour
  • Interior: These are luxurious aircraft with elite amenities; they can accommodate passengers and baggage comfortably.

Examples include:

Large business jets and heavy (”bizliner”) jets

Large business jets are purposely designed for business travel, while heavy jets (also known as “bizliners”) typically are converted commercial airline aircraft. The robust cabin of these jets can be customized for luxurious and productive flight in dedicated work spaces, conference rooms/offices, and full-service galleys. Intercontinental travel is the goal. These can operate in most weather conditions by being able to cruise at higher altitudes.

  • Capacity: 10-18 passengers
  • Range: 6,000+ miles (about 5-8hours)
  • Speed: 480-560 miles per hour
  • Interior: Any amenity you can imagine, including state-of- the-art electronics, is possible on these super-luxurious, highly customizable jets; they enable business as usual during flight

Large cabin jets include:

Large cabin jets include:

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