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Gulfstream G800 - 'The all-new G800 takes you farther faster'. Price: US$71.5 million.
  • Gulfstream G800 - 'The all-new G800 takes you farther faster'. Price: US$71.5 million.
  • Gulfstream G650 - 'The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The Sky'. Price: US$65 million.
  • Supersonic Aerion AS2 business jet.
  • Cessna Citation X. 2013 starting price: US$22,925,000.
  • Challenger 850 - 'Surpassing Others. Inpiring Achievement'.
  • Global 8000 - 'The New Pinnacle in Business Aviation'.
  • Hawker 4000 - 'The world’s most sophisticated business jet'.
  • Embraer Lineager 1000 - 'Complete luxury'.
  • Falcon 7X - 'The Benchmark for the 21st Century Business Jet'.

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"Owning a plane is a guilty pleasure." - Bill Gates.

"I do get to a lot of places for Foundation work I wouldn't be able to go to without it." - Warren Buffett.

"It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you." - Oprah.

"Whether you’re a former president or a former CEO, it seems one of the hazards of flying private is that some strange craving enters the soul that makes it unbearable to ever fly commercial again." - (from "The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor." by Tina Brown.)

BUSINESS JET, private jet or, colloquially, bizjet is a term describing a jet aircraft, usually of smaller size, designed for transporting groups of business people or wealthy individuals. Business jets may be adapted for other roles, such as the evacuation of casualties or express parcel deliveries, and a few may be used by public bodies, governments or the armed forces. The more formal terms of corporate jet, executive jet, VIP transport or business jet tend to be used by the firms that build, sell, buy and charter these aircraft.

Almost all production business jets, such as General Dynamics' Gulfstream and the Gates Lear Jet (now built by Bombardier), have had two or three engines, though the Jetstar, an early business jet, had four. Advances in engine reliability and power have rendered four-engine designs obsolete, and only Dassault Aviation still builds three-engine models (in the Falcon line). The emerging market for so-called "very light jets" and "personal jets", has seen the introduction (at least on paper) of several single-engine designs as well.

Almost all business jets have rear-mounted engines, because the wing (mounted low for performance reasons) is too near the ground for engines to be slung underneath it.

Airliners are sometimes converted into luxury business jets. Such converted aircraft are often used by celebrities with a large entourage or press corps, or by sports teams, but airliners often face operational restrictions based on runway length or local noise restrictions.

There are approximately 11,000 business jets in the worldwide fleet with the vast majority of them based in the United States or owned by US companies. The European market is the next largest, with growing activity in the Middle East, Asia, and Central America.

Since 1996 the term "fractional jet" has been used in connection with business aircraft owned by a consortium of companies. Costly overheads such as flight crew, hangarage and maintenance can be shared through such arrangements.

Because of their low-volume productions and long lead times, new aircraft orders can take two to three years for delivery. This peculiarity fuels a large pre-owned marketplace, with aircraft for immediate availability.

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  • Supersonic Aerion AS2 business jet.
  • AERION Supersonic - "In a world that moves ever faster, it would seem to follow that fastest is the ultimate goal. Which is why we are proud to introduce the Aerion AS2. With a top speed of Mach 1.6 and international range, the Aerion AS2 is far and away the world's fastest global business jet."
  • AERO TOY STORE - private jets for sale.
  • AIRBUS - founded in 1970.
  • AIRBUS - Wikipedia.
  • Avocet ProJet.
  • Avocet ProJet - (2003-2005).
  • BOEING Business Jets - founded in 1916.
  • BOEING - Wikipedia.
    • Boing 787 Dreamliner.
    • Boeing Business Jet 777X.
    • BOEING BUSINESS JET 777X - "Boeing Launches Longest-Range Business Jet Ever." Based on Boeing's best-selling 737 MAX airplane, the BBJ MAX offers more than three times the cabin space as most of its competitors, a lower cabin altitude, and the ability to fly 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km).
  • Bombardier Global 7500.
  • BOMBARDIER - since 1989. "The evolution of mobility." The third-largest airplane manufacturer in the world after Boeing and Airbus. Set your sights on innovation you can count on with our Learjet, Challenger & Global aircraft.
  • Bombardier Aerospace - Wikipedia.
  • BOMBARDIER Business Aircraft - "Set your sights on innovation you can count on with our Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft."
  • BonusJet.
  • BONUS JET - two seat, high performance, self-launching, jet powered sailplane by Desert Aerospace.
  • CESSNA - founded in 1927.
  • CESSNA - Wikipedia.
  • CHALLENGER FAMILY - "The confidence to challenge everything."
  • Cirrus Aircraft - founded in 1984.
  • Cirrus Aircraft - Wikipedia.
  • At $1.96 Million, The Cirrus Vision Is The Most Affordable Private Jet In The World - Forbes.
  • New Luxury Aircraft With Award-Winning Safety Tech Is the Ultimate Personal Jet - "When a private jet that already started out as a premium, innovative aircraft keeps getting better and better, you know that you’re in for a totally luxurious experience - from its looks, to how comfortable and safe you feel."
  • This is the world's cheapest private jet - Business Insider.
    • Cirrus Vision SF50.
    • Cirrus Vision SF50
    • SR20 - "The Perfect Dual-role Airplane."
    • SR22.
    • SR22 - "Luxury Travel at its Best."
    • Cirrus Vision Jet.
    • Vision Jet - "The Personal Jet. Defined." The Vision Jet is the realization of a vision to reimagine and reinvent the jet airplane in order to create a whole new category of aircraft —The Personal Jet. It’s a jet that’s designed to be flown by the owner.
  • DASSAULT FALCON - "Best designed, built and flying business jets." First business jet built: Falcon 20 (Mystère 20) 1963.
  • Dassault Falcon - Wikipedia.
  • Dassault unveils Falcon 10X business jet with world's largest cabin - "Dassault Aviation has taken the wraps off its latest business jet, the Falcon 10X. Still in development, the aircraft won't be built for several years, but the company had a virtual rollout to highlight the design and many of the features of what it claims is the business jet with the world's largest cabin."
    • Falcon 6X.
    • FALCON 6X - "The World's First Ultra Widebody Business Jet."
    • Falcon 7X.
    • FALCON 7X - "The Benchmark for the 21st Century Business Jet."
    • Falcon 8X.
    • FALCON 8X - "Fly Farther. Achieve More."
    • Falcon 10X.
    • FALCON 10X - "The safest, most advanced widebody in the sky." The high end of the large business jet category has a new leader. With the sheer size and infinite layout possibilities of its cabin, the Falcon 10X elevates comfort, style, and flexibility beyond all expectations. And next-generation military technologies have endowed it with the beating heart of a fighter, with astounding safety innovations. You can be sure that its 7,500 nm (13,900 km) range and maximum speed of Mach .925 will help keep you in the lead.
    • Falcon 900LX.
    • FALCON 900LX - "Proven Performer. Reimagined for the Future."
    • FALCON 2000LX - "Uncommon Ingenuity - Unparalleled Efficiency."
    • Falcon 2000LXS.
    • FALCON 2000LXS - "The optimization of a proven platform."
    • FALCON 2000S - "One of the world's favorite Falcons."
  • de Havilland Aircraft Company - (1920-1964). Responsible for producing the first passenger jet and other innovative aircraft.
  • ECLIPSE AVIATION - founded in 1998.
  • Eclipse Aviation - Wikipedia.
  • EMBRAER EXECUTIVE JETS - Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that produces commercial, military, and executive aircraft since 1969.
  • Embraer - Wikipedia.
    • LEGACY 650 - "Incredible range and comfort."
    • Embraer Legacy 600.
    • Embraer Legacy 600 - "A partner you can rely on." Competes on the upper end of the small to mid-sized range of business jets and is considered a 'Heavy Jet' aircraft. It has nearly the opposite design progression as the rival Canadair Challenger.
    • Yevgeny Prigozhin plane crash: Embraer Legacy 600 jet had good safety record, say reports - "The Embraer executive jet model that crashed in Russia, apparently with Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin on board, has only recorded one accident in more than 20 years of service, and that was not related to mechanical failure."
    • LEGACY 500 - "Designed for the 21st Century."
    • LEGACY 450 - "Greater range. More comfort."
    • Embraer Lineage 1000.
    • LINEAGE 1000 - "Complete luxury."
    • Embraer Phenom 300.
    • PHENOM 300 - "It's All That. And Much More."
    • PHENOM 100 - "Entry Level Jet. Next Generation Technology."
  • GLOBAL FAMILY - "The global mindset."
    • GLOBAL 5000 - "Non Stop Freedom to Fly Globally."
    • GLOBAL 6000 - "Travel Without Compromise."
    • GLOBAL 7000 - "Luxury in Flight."
    • Bombardier Global 7500.
    • GLOBAL 7500 - "A new class of business jet." The Global 7500 aircraft stands alone as the world’s largest and longest range business jet. Within its luxurious interior are four true living spaces, a full size kitchen and a dedicated crew suite. Elevate your flight experience and discover the uninhibited freedom and tailored luxury of the Global 7500 aircraft - a new class of business jet.
    • Bombardier Global 8000.
    • GLOBAL 8000 - "The New Pinnacle in Business Aviation." The Global 8000 business jet offers industry-leading range and a cabin with three individual suites thoughtfully designed to maximize comfort and productivity.
  • GULFSTREAM - since 1958. "The Gulfstream Difference." For more than 60 years, we’ve delivered on our promises. Each advancement we make is an investment in you. Together, we keep rising. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft since 1958.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace - Wikipedia.
  • Gulfstream G700 - "Take a Full Tour Throughout Gulfstream's new G700 Aircraft." YouTube 8:31.
  • Gulfstream unveils longest-range business jet in private aviation - "Ultralong-range capability meets next-generation technology. The all-new G800 takes you farther faster, guided by the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck. Take it to the limit. The G800 is a marvel of performance and efficiency as it cruises for a globe-spanning 8,000 nm/14,816 km1 at Mach 0.85. All-new, high-thrust Rolls-Royce engines team up with the industry’s most aerodynamic wing to power you to new destinations, faster, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions."
  • Qatar Airways shows off world's first $102 million Gulfstream G700 luxury jet - "Qatar Executive, the corporate jet arm of Qatar Airways, has shown off its upcoming aircraft, the Gulfstream G700, at an event in Doha. The G700 is a fast, ultra-long range jet that can reach speeds of Mach 0.9 or 1111 km/h. Qatar Executive will be the launch customer for the jet, taking delivery of the first of 10 on order in 2022."
  • The World of Luxury Travel: A Look Into the Private Jet Gulfstream - "Luxury and efficiency converge in the realm of private jets, where the Gulfstream series stands out as a hallmark of opulence, speed, and technology. Renowned for their unparalleled comfort and performance, Gulfstream aircraft have been the choice for executives, celebrities, and dignitaries seeking private and secure travels."
    • Gulfstream G280.
    • GULFSTREAM G280 - (2009-). "Performance and comfort with an all-access pass. Demonstrating impressive agility in short-field takeoff and landing, the Gulfstream G280 embodies bold, self-assured power."
    • Gulfstream G400: US$34.5 million.
    • GULFSTREAM G400 - (2025-). "Take the lead. The all-new G400 reinvents the large-cabin aircraft class with a boundary-breaking combination of performance and environmental efficiency." Discover a breakthrough formula for 21st-century business success. Reaching a maximum range of 4,200 nm/7,778 km1 at Mach 0.85 cruise, the G400 delivers you to farther destinations, faster. Travel nonstop from Geneva to New York, or São Paulo to Miami, while accruing significant time savings through the year.
    • Gulfstream G500.
    • GULFSTREAM G500 - (2015-). "The era of ultramodern aviation is here. The clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 unites performance and comfort with revolutionary technology."
    • Gulfstream G600.
    • GULFSTREAM G600 - (2016-. "The all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G600 brings you the latest in safety and style with our most advanced flight deck and award-winning interior design."
    • Gulfstream G650. Price: US$65 million.
    • GULFSTREAM G650 family - (2008-). "The legendary G650 and G650ER set the standard for performance in business aviation. With one speed record after another, you simply cannot fly farther faster." Price: US$65 million.
    • Gulfstream G700. Price: US$75 million.
    • GULFSTREAM G700 - (2020-). "The Gulfstream G700 delivers the most spacious, innovative and flexible cabin in the industry, plus all-new, high-thrust Rolls-Royce engines and the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck." Price: US$75 million.
    • A Guide To The Operating Costs Of The Gulfstream G700 - "Gulfstream's G700 provides luxurious amenities, circadian lighting, non-recycled air, and a speed of up to 531 knots. Operating costs post-purchase for the G700 can range from $2.2 to $3.5 million annually, depending on flying hours. Assuming the cruise speed is 552mph, a flight costs $19.69 per mile."
    • Gulfstream G800 - 'The all-new G800 takes you farther faster'. Price: US$71.5 million.
    • GULFSTREAM G800 - (2024-). "The all-new G800 takes you farther faster." Ultralong-range capability meets next-generation technology. The all-new G800 takes you farther faster, guided by the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck. Take it to the limit. The G800 is a marvel of performance and efficiency as it cruises for a globe-spanning 8,000 nm/14,816 km1 at Mach 0.85. All-new, high-thrust Rolls-Royce engines team up with the industry’s most aerodynamic wing to power you to new destinations, faster, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
    • The Real Cost Of Owning A Gulfstream G800 - "This is the Gulfstream G800, one of the world's longest-range business aircraft that redefines luxury and performance. Powered by state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, the G800 can accommodate up to 19 passengers. The base Gulfstream G800 price is $72 million before options, and the Honda Jet charter price or Honda Jet charter price is estimated at $13,000 to $20,000 per hour. Naturally, prices will vary depending on availability, fuel prices, ground fees, and more. There are two expense categories to consider: fixed costs and variable costs." YouTube 8:25.
  • HAWKER BEECHCRAFT - founded in 2006.
  • BEECHCRAFT - Wikipedia.
  • HAWKER BEECHCRAFT - Wikipedia.
  • Honda HA-420 HondaJet. Photo: Sergey Ryabtsev.
  • HondaJet - since 2006. "Official Site of Honda Corporate Jet Aircraft."
  • How Fast Can The HondaJet Elite II Fly? - "The Elite II is the Honda Aircraft Company's newest aircraft. HondaJets are famous for being stylish, efficient, and affordable, with over 250 examples produced. The Honda Aircraft Company was formed in 2006, with the HondaJet's development starting back in 1986. The most recent variant of the HondaJet family is the Elite II, with upgraded features and increased performance specs."
    • G-100 - Astra SPX. Part of the Gulfstream family of business-jets.
    • G-150 - Midsize Business-Jet. Part of the Gulfstream family of business-jets.
    • G-200 - Super-Midsize Business-Jet. Part of the Gulfstream family of business-jets.
    • Gulfstream G280.
    • G-280 - Super-Midsize Business-Jet. Part of the Gulfstream family of business-jets.
  • ICON AIRCRAFT - founded in 2005.
  • ICON Aircraft - Wikipedia.
    • Icon A5.
    • Icon A5 - amphibious light-sport aircraft.
  • LEARJET FAMILY - since 1962. "50 years forward."
  • Learjet - Wikipedia.
    • LEARJET 60 - (1991-2012). "Leading-Edge Innovation."
    • LEARJET 70 - "Limitless Freedom."
    • Learjet 75 Liberty.
    • Learjet 75 Liberty - "Don’t settle for less." The new Learjet 75 Liberty redefines the iconic Learjet brand and features the segment’s first private Executive Suite. Harnessing American know-how and efficiency, the Learjet 75 Liberty offers more people the freedom to stretch out and step up into a Learjet.
    • Bombardier Learjet 85.
    • LEARJET 85 - (2014-2015). "Born to lead."
  • LISA AIRPLANES - founded in 2007.
  • LISA Akoya - Wikipedia.
    • Akoya.
    • AKOYA - amphibious ultralight aircraft.
  • Martin Jetpack.
  • MARTIN JETPACK - for thousands of years people have dreamed of flying. Martin Aircraft Company in New Zealand has made it possible with the unique Martin Jetpack!
  • Next Generation aircraft.
  • Otto Aviation - founded in 2008. It began with William Otto, realizing that the aviation industry needed to offer air travelers the convenience and comfort of private airfare at costs comparable to commercial airfare.
    • Celera 500L.
    • Celera 500L - "This Changes Everything." The Celera 500L is the most fuel efficient, commercially viable aircraft in existence. With 31 successful test flights performed, Otto Aviation is ushering in a new era of aviation through paradigm shifting performance and economics.
  • PIAGGIO AERO - founded in 1884/1998.
  • Piaggio Aero - Wikipedia.
  • Pilatus - founded in 1939.
  • QSST.
  • SAI Quiet Supersonic Transport - private superasonic business jet to begin customer deliveries by 2016 priced at US$80 mio.
  • SyberJet - founded in 1959. Formerly Emivest Aerospace Corporation, and prior to that Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation SSAC.
  • Emivest Aerospace - Wikipedia.
    • SJ30.
    • SJ30 - the first light jet that can fly non-stop New York to Los Angeles.
  • TERRAFUGIA - founded in 2006.
  • Terrafugia - Wikipedia.
  • YUNEEC INTERNATIONAL - founded in 2009. "Electric Aviation."
  • Yuneec International - Wikipedia.
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