Private jets/business jets/biz jets, call them whatever you want to, the rich & elite VIPs across the world love travelling in style. Be it just for private use or business purposes, Business jets have now become a benchmark for defining the status of a person/company. Business jets are adapted for other roles as well, such as the evacuation of casualties or express parcel deliveries and also for transporting armed forces.
They can be classified into different categories depending upon their size. Let’s take a look at the types of Private jets and best jets around the world in their respective categories.
1. Light Private Jets
These small executive jets are designed for carrying six to eight passengers and have an average range of 1900 miles, making them ideal for business purposes.
1. Cessna Citation CJ4
The Citation CJ4 jet is a low wing cantilever monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear, a pressurised cabin, a T-Tail and is powered by two Williams turbofan engines that are mounted on the rear of the body.
The CJ4 is known for its performance which comes from the two FJ44-4A engines that produce over 3600 pounds of thrust. This allows the plane to reach high speeds of 450 knots. The sweeping shape of the wings not only improves the aerodynamics of the plane but also prevents the accumulation of ice.
The cabin is big enough to fit 10 people and space is adequate. Although there is less headroom space, a person above 5’5″ will have to crouch. Nonetheless, the aircraft looks stylish & is quite comfortable on the inside. You also get to choose from the variety of presets for colour combinations.
There are two luggage compartments, one in the front and the other one at the rear and are decently sized to fit the luggage of all 10 people. This makes the CJ4, the largest and the fastest Citation light jet in production. The plane costs around $9.2 million (INR 644,276,000).
Cessna Citation CJ4
|2,165 nm (4,010 km)|
|Range :||2,165 nm (4,010 km)|
|Capacity (Passengers) :||10|
|Maximum Cruise Speed :||451 ktas (835 km/h)|
|Engine :||Williams International FJ44-4A|
|Engine Thrust :||3,621 lbf|
|Cabin Length:||17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)|
|Length :||53 ft 4 in (16.26 m)|
|Height :||15 ft 5 in (4.69 m)|
|Wingspan :||50 ft 10 in (15.49 m)|
|Takeoff Distance :||3,410 ft (1,039 m)|
|Landing Distance :||2,940 ft (896 m)|
2. BOMBARDIER Learjet 70/75
The Learjet 70/75 have been inspired by the outgoing Learjet 40/45. These new models feature new avionics and powerful engines which use less fuel. The wings have now been fitted with winglet devices which have reduced the drag force by 2%. One of the things that mark out the Learjet is the stabiliser fins at the rear. This means the design now causes less turbulence and has improved efficiency.
The aircraft is powered by two Honeywell engines at the rear which produces 3850 pounds of take-off thrust. The plane has a cruise speed of 465 knots and can go 2348 miles without breaking a sweat.
The interior has a 6+1 and 8+1 seat double club configuration on the respective jets with ergonomic swivel and recliner features. With sound insulating pocket doors and various entertainment options, it offers you a smooth, noise-free ride. Just like the Cessna Citation, it too offers you to choose from different interior designs. It’s going to cost you $12 million to $14 million depending upon what variant you choose.
|Range :||2,060 nm (3,815 km)||2,040 nm (3,778 km)|
|Capacity (Passengers) :||7||9|
|Maximum Cruise Speed :||0.81 mach (880 km/h)|
|Engine :||Honeywell TFE731-40BR|
|Engine Thrust :||3,850 lbf|
|Cabin Length:||17 ft 10 in (5.43 m)||19 ft 10 in (6.0 m)/td>|
|Length :||56 ft 0 in (17.69 m)||58 ft 0 in (17.00 m)|
|Height :||14 ft 0 in (4.26 m)|
|Wingspan :||50 ft 11 in (15.51 m)|
|Takeoff Distance :||4,084 ft (1,353 m)||4,440 ft (1,244 m)|
|Landing Distance :||2,310 ft (704 m)||2,325 ft (708 m)|