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Falcon 7X: “The benchmark for the 21st century business jet”

Photo credits: Dassault Falcon

At the top of its class, the Falcon 7X outperforms its competitors in range, efficiency, comfort, technology and design. The 7X is a heavy jet that delivers on all the promises it makes to both pilots and passengers.

Dassault’s Falcon 7X has revolutionized the business jet market with the industry’s first Digital Flight Control System, backed by
Dassault’s 30 years of military experience.
Transferred directly from Dassault’s fighter jets, this technology gives more precise handling and reduces workload, improving safety. It also mitigates the effects of turbulence for a smooth and quiet ride.

Photo Credits: Dassault Falcon

The Falcon 7X’s cabin is taller, wider and designed for an ideal travel experience with 28 windows, ambient lighting, three spacious
climate-controlled lounge areas, and technology that makes the
cabin quiet for work or rest.  The air inside the cabin is humidified and the cabin pressure at 41,000 feet feels like 3,950 feet. While all Falcon 7Xs come standard with a full galley and lavatory, some also come equipped with a second lavatory or an on-board shower,
ensuring passengers have everything they need for a pleasant flight and are ready and rested when they arrive at their destination.

According to Dassault, “the advanced cabin management system provides a full complement of entertainment and connectivity tools in an exceptionally user-friendly format. Work, relax, manage cabin features, track flight progress and communicate — and do it all using your own portable devices from anywhere in the cabin. FalconCabin HD+ also includes Skybox, the media server with vast iTunes video and music capacity.”

Photo credits: Dassault Falcon

This aircraft has a range of around 6,100 statute miles with 12
passengers on board and flies at an average speed of 548 mph. The Falcon 7X has a fuel consumption that is 15 to 30% lower than other heavy jets and is powered by three Pratt & Whitney engines,
delivering 6,400 pounds of thrust each. Most impressively, it can fly multiple short and long trips without refueling.

The highly intuitive cabin of the Falcon 7X is very spacious
measuring 39 feet in length, 7.6 feet in width, and offering over 6 feet of standing height. This aircraft will accommodate 10-12
passengers comfortably, as well as 2 crew members and a flight
attendant. The Falcon 7X also has a generous baggage compartment providing 131 cubic feet of storage space.

Photo Credits: Dassault Falcon

Other notable features of this jet include: the fly-by-wire system that gives pilots greater control by limiting the pitch of the aircraft, a completely new wing design and unique aerodynamics allowing it to take-off and land at slower speeds giving it access to thousands of small airports. With all of these state-of-the-art enhancements, it is easy to see why the Falcon 7X is a heavy jet favorite.

To request a Falcon 7X for your next trip, please contact us. We would be pleased to provide you with a flight quote for your next trip.

Falcon 7X Specifications

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World-Class Design Inside and Out: The Challenger 650

The Bombardier Challenger 650 was first certified in 2015 as an
upgrade to the Challenger 605, a previous model in the Challenger family of business jets. The Challenger 650 offers many refinements from the earlier Challenger 605 including an updated cabin with two additional executive seats and larger galley appliances to reduce meal prep time. The enhancements make the Challenger 650 a
highly versatile aircraft for business and personal travel compared to similar heavy jets.

The Challenger 650 is a powerful aircraft with two GE CF34-3B MTO engines. It can fly with ease from London to New York, or equivalent distances around the globe, while also able to take off from shorter runways and more challenging airports than its
competitors. This aircraft has a range of around 4,600 statute miles with 12 passengers on board, at an average speed of 515 mph. “Fly confidently with the Bombardier Vision flight deck. The Challenger 650 aircraft is equipped to meet current and upcoming navigational requirements** and offers the industry’s most extensive baseline feature set including synthetic vision and MultiScan weather radar.” – Bombardier 

The highly intuitive cabin of the Challenger 650 is very spacious with 6 feet of standing height and measures over 7.9 feet in width. The cabin space can be configured into a 12-passenger executive seating in club configuration, or have a 4-place divan with berthing capability. Many 650s feature a 4-place conference grouping that includes a height-adjustable single pedestal conference table
essential for business meetings in the air. This aircraft will
accommodate 10-12 passengers comfortably as well as 2 crew members and a flight attendant. The Challenger 650 also has a
generous baggage compartment providing 115 cubic feet of
external storage that is accessible during flight.

Other notable features of this jet include: an intuitive cabin
entertainment system, industry leading high-speed internet
connectivity, plug-and-play entertainment experience with universal HDMI and USB ports and wireless control of the cabin environment and entertainment via personal electronic devices
. With an
advanced cockpit, a cabin built for comfort and productivity, and a first-class galley, private jet travelers highly recommend the
Challenger 650.

To request a Challenger 650 for your next trip, please contact us. We would be pleased to provide you with a flight quote for your next trip.

Challenger 650 Specifications

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Hawker 400XP: A Customer Favorite

In 2004, Raytheon (the maker of the midsize Hawker series)
renamed their popular light jet the Beechjet 400A, the Hawker 400XP. The move was designed to create brand identity among the light and midsize jets that Raytheon produced.

In addition to the name, Raytheon also imported cabin comforts of the midsize Hawker including: additional shoulder and head room, a refined interior design, as well as a flat floor, making it the most
spacious cabin in its class. The baggage space, airspeed and range of the Hawker 400XP rate at the top of the light jet fleet.

The Hawker 400XP is ideal for short trips and is most impressive in the air.  With cruise speeds of over 400 knots and fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 turbofan engines, pilots agree that the Hawker 400XP is a reliable, efficient and well-designed aircraft.

Primarily available to whole and fractional owners or members of jet membership programs, FlyPrivate’s customers have been able to
enjoy the Hawker 400XP “on-demand” since 2008.

For many customers the Hawker 400XP is their preferred method of travel and we are proud to offer this great aircraft to our customers at a considerable savings and value.

To request a Hawker 400XP for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Hawker 400XP Specifications

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Get Out of Town: Extend Your March Vacation 2 Days

Falcon 900

Are you planning to get out of town for an early spring getaway with your family and friends? We can help you add as much as two extra days to your March vacation by flying privately. Let us explain how.

Most vacation destinations will require a full day of travel to arrive and depart from your home. By traveling privately you will be able to travel directly from your home to your destination, allowing you to reduce costly travel time, begin your vacation sooner, and stay longer.

Falcon 900

If you want a few extra days at your favorite vacation spot, consider these popular jets to get you there.

Light Jets
Midsize Jets
Super Midsize Jets
Heavy Jets

Learn more about your available aircraft options and check out our blog for more helpful resources on private aviation.

We will be happy to provide you with details on how you can get the most out of your vacation travel, and provide you with a free flight quote. Let’s get started planning your spring getaway today!

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An Inside Look at the Learjet 70

Learjet 70

(Photo credits: Bombardier.com)

In 2012, Bombardier announced development of a new light
business jet
. The Learjet 70 received FAA Certification by 2013 and flew its first flight in 2014. The Learjet 70 is an enhanced version of the Learjet 40, offering notable upgrades to its predecessor. Learjets have always been synonymous with best-in-class business jets, so it is no surprise the Learjet 70 continues to fulfill that legacy.

The Learjet 70’s performance capabilities are quite impressive. With a range of 2371 statute miles and the capability to reach speeds of 534 mph, this jet can travel to more destinations without a fuel stop.
Another impressive feature of this aircraft is its ability to quickly reach high altitudes above the weather, offering a smoother flying experience for passengers. With precise landing gear, this jet can comfortably handle shorter runways with ease. Powerful engines and a new winglet design are just a few examples of advancements that make the Learjet 70 a great choice for charter.

Learjet 70 interior

The cabin of the Learjet 70 measures 17′ 8″ in length, 4′ 11″ in height, and 5′ 1″ in width. This aircraft comfortably seats 6-7
passengers, has stunning interior details and offers all of the
technology needed to conduct business in the sky.  The wider cabin makes for a more relaxing flight with ample legroom to stretch out and relax. Executive tables and pop-up monitors in the forward club section offer passengers a comfortable work environment. In
addition, the Learjet 70 has a redesigned galley with more work and storage space for meal service. There is also an aft lavatory on board with a sink and vanity mirror. The Learjet 70 has an external baggage compartment that provides 50 cubic feet of baggage space and
another 15 cubic feet of internal storage. The Learjet 70 truly
embodies the next generation of light business jets.

Pilots are equally as impressed with the Learjet 70. According to Bombardier, “The Bombardier Learjet 70 business jet offers industry leading avionics that ensure superior value and a superlative pilot
experience in all phases of flight. The result is a spacious, well-organized setting for maximum pilot productivity, safety, and convenience. Everything pilots need to know while flying – data, instruments, systems, avionics functions, maps, and weather – is in view and at their fingertips.”

Learjet 70

If the Learjet 70 sounds like the right jet for your next flight, please contact us. We’d love to talk to you about your trip and provide you with a complimentary flight quote.

Learjet 70 Aircraft Specs

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The Gulfstream 550

Gulfstream 550 Interior

The Gulfstream 550 is a long-range heavy jet and is considered a best-in-value business aircraft. According to the National
Aeronautic Association, the G550’s design team was awarded the Collier Trophy for “leading-edge achievement in designing, testing and building an innovative aircraft while incorporating measurable safety enhancements and far-reaching advances in aerospace
technology….”

The G550 is an ultra-long-range business jet that can travel non-stop over 7,282 statute miles at a cruise speed of 614 mph, able to travel from New York to Dubai non-stop. The Gulfstream 550 leaves passengers wanting for nothing. Cabin amenities generally
include: a full-service galley, Wi-Fi, power outlets, video monitors, telephone/SATCOM, a fax machine, a CD/DVD/Blue-ray player, an Airshow System, noise-canceling headsets, and cabin speakers. This jet offers a fully enclosed lavatory and 169 cubic feet of ample
baggage space.

Gulfstream 550

The Gulfstream G550 sets the standard for reliability, comfort and performance. The spacious interior of the G550 is 1669 cubic feet, with a cabin height of 6’2″, width of 7’3″ and length of 50’1″. This heavy jet can seat up to 16 people at max capacity in the large stand-up cabin and berth up to 8. The cabin is made for
conducting business and acts as a fully functioning office in the sky. Advanced soundproofing technologies cut outside noise
significantly, electric window shades allow easy visibility of
electronic devices, and console tables make the perfect work space. To combat fatigue and contribute to passenger comfort, 100% fresh air is circulated around the cabin every two minutes. The 14
signature Gulfstream oval windows also allow for more natural light in the cabin, letting in the view from every angle.

Gulfstream Interior

Images courtesy of www.gulfstream.com

The technological capabilities in the G550’s cockpit are also quite impressive. “Working with avionics partner Honeywell, Gulfstream in 2003 introduced the PlaneView cockpit, making it the most
technologically advanced business jet flight system in existence. Since then, the flight deck has continued to evolve and improve, and by design, easily accepts software upgrades. PlaneView uses four liquid crystal displays to present essential flight data in larger, crisper images that make ever-changing flight conditions easier to analyze.” Equipped with an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Head-Up Display (HUD), pilots can easily monitor their
surroundings even in low visibility conditions.

Gulfstream Exterior

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Get Going in a Gulfstream G150

Gulfstream 150

The Gulfstream G150 is a high speed super midsize jet with a
“dispatch-reliability rating higher than 99.8 percent,” according to Gulfstream. Versatility is a mainstay of the Gulfstream G150. This aircraft offers ample cabin space, a cockpit equipped with advanced flight deck technology, and is able to fly coast to coast in just 6 hours.

The G150 can travel non-stop over 3,100 statute miles at a cruise speed of 482 mph. With a forward galley, taller side walls that
provide generous head room, and a fully enclosed lavatory, the G150 specializes in passenger comforts. There is also 80 cubic feet of baggage space allowing passengers to bring their golf bags while still leaving room for additional luggage. “Closets at the front and the rear of the plane offer enough storage for anything one might need to access in-flight.”

Gulfstream 150 Interior

The Gulfstream G150 sets the standard for both versatility and
efficiency. The G150 can seat up to 8 people at max capacity in a number of different configurations, some with sleeping
arrangements. The cabin is ideal for conducting business on the go with advanced soundproofing technologies that cuts outside noise significantly. To combat fatigue and contribute to passenger
comfort, fresh air is circulated around the cabin every two minutes. The 11 oval windows allow for more natural light in the cabin giving it a more spacious feel and making for a more enjoyable ride.Gulfstream 150

The interior of the Gulfstream G150 is 465 cubic feet, with a cabin height of 5′ 10″, width of 5′ 10″ and length of 17′ 9″. Many G150s come standard with other cabin technologies including: a
high-definition entertainment center and televisions, satellite phone, CD/DVD player, Wi-Fi network, electrical outlets, and tables to conduct work or enjoy a meal.

Gulfstream 150 Interior

Images courtesy of www.gulfstream.com

The G150 is also a pilot-friendly aircraft with impressive cockpit
capabilities. According to Gulfstream, “Flight information, weather conditions, electronic charts and options for advanced navigation create one of the most technologically equipped super midsize
business aircraft ever to take flight. Four liquid crystal displays
provide pilots crisp graphics and flight data. The avionics system also features an Engine-Indication and Crew-Alerting System, which monitors key engine performance and alerts pilots when a
component is operating outside ideal parameters. The flight
management system also integrates a Global Positioning System and a diagnostic maintenance computer.”

If the Gulfstream G150 sounds like the jet for your next trip, contact us for a flight quote!

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The Eclipse

Eclipse 550 Exterior

(Photo credits to www.oneaviation.aero/eclipse/)

Eclipse Aerospace’s Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet is classified as a very light jet. Very Light Jets (VLJs) are small light aircraft that typically hold a small group of 4 or 5 passengers comfortably. The very light jets are a fairly new category of aircraft, and thus are equipped with the very latest in jet engine technology which delivers the speed, quality, and fuel efficiency that allow for a more cost effective means of private jet travel. Not only is the Eclipse a practical and efficient option for private flyers, it is very highly regarded in its class and leads the competition in both range and fuel economy.

According to Eclipse, “Eclipse Aerospace has done
something that no other aircraft manufacturer has ever done: we built a twin-engine jet that is affordable, easy to own, easy to
operate, and offers safety features and performance capabilities previously found only in military and commercial aircraft.”

Eclipse 550 Interior

The Eclipse is an expertly designed aircraft with fuel economy
unrivaled by other very light jets and turboprops, and costs less than any twin-engine jet to operate. In fact, the Eclipse consumes just twice the amount of fuel as a typical large SUV. Enhanced safety
features like Auto Throttles, Anti-Skid Brakes, and the most
sophisticated avionics system make the Eclipse an unmatched VLJ.

The Eclipse is the only twin-engine general aviation jet that can be flown with a single pilot. It is equipped with an Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) that acts as a virtual copilot that
increases situational awareness and has monitoring systems that give the pilot over-speed and under-speed protection with a unique auto throttle. With less switches and dials combined with intuitive pilot controls, safety is enhanced and flying is simplified for pilots.

The Eclipse has impressive performance capabilities with a range of 1295 statue miles,  a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet and an
average speed of 431 mph. Eclipse prides itself on its safety records and the safety measures put in place to help monitor weather, traffic and other flight obstacles. With the most advanced
Flight Management System available in even a full size light jet, the Eclipse is easily a pilot favorite.

Eclipse 550s

The Eclipse’s cabin is comfortable at 4’2″ in height, 4’8″ in width and 12’3″ in length. It can comfortably fit 4-5 passengers in a quiet, ergonomically designed interior. This jet features five comfortable, forward-facing, leather passenger seats and large windows to make the cabin bright with natural light. The baggage compartment
contains 16 cubic feet of space accessible from inside of the aircraft, and has the ability to hold more luggage by removing seats when not at maximum capacity.

Eclipse 550 Exterior

Eclipse has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of
pilots and passengers alike. The Eclipse 550 is perfectly suited for your next journey. With best in class performance, economics, and safety, the Eclipse will not disappoint.

To request an Eclipse for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Eclipse 550 Specifications

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Very Light Jets: A Viable Option

Citation Mustang

The twin engine VLJ is a nice choice for shorter trips, combining the comfort of a jet with the economy and shorter field performance of the Turboprop.

Citation Mustang

Very Light Jets (VLJs) are small light aircraft that typically hold a small group of 4 or 5 passengers comfortably. The very light jets are a fairly new category of aircraft, and thus are equipped with the very latest in jet engine technology which delivers the speed, quality, and fuel efficiency that allow for a more cost effective means of private jet travel.

Eclipse 550

The Very Light Jet, entry-level jet or personal jet, previously known as a microjet, have slightly shorter cabins than light jets, but are
generally just as tall and wide. Most commonly available for charter are the Eclipse 550, Cessna Citation Mustang and the
Embraer Phenom 100. There have been thousands of VLJ’s
delivered since production began in 2007.

Phenom 100

Most of the deliveries to date have been to owner operators so
charter availability can be limited. For years we have been
presenting VLJ’s to our customers saving them substantial dollars and improving the quality of their flight experience.

Phenom 100

If you would like more information on the VLJ for charter, please contact us or request a flight quote. We look forward to helping you plan your next trip!

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The Piaggio Avanti: A Hybrid Turboprop

Piaggio P180 Avanti II Exterior

(Photo credits to www.piaggioaerospace.it)

Italian aerospace company Piaggio’s P-180 Avanti II is a luxurious and economical turboprop with cabin amenities and interior space comparable to larger light and midsize jets. When it comes to
performance, the Piaggio Avanti is significantly faster than a
traditional turboprop and operates more like a jet with props. 
The Avanti II is often thought to be a turboprop-jet hybrid and offers passengers and pilots the best of both worlds.

As stated by Piaggio, “With its totally innovative aerodynamic
solutions, the design of the P180 Avanti II is unique and
unmistakable. A single, continuous aerodynamic curve surrounds the Piaggio P180 Avanti II from nose to tail to create a perfect
profile that maintains laminar flow, thus minimizing drag and
maximizing performance. Thanks to the configuration with three lifting surfaces, drag is reduced by 34% when compared with
conventional aircraft. This amazing design solution, which
significantly reduces weight and drag, translates into higher
performance combined with remarkably low operating costs.”

Piaggio P-180 Avanti II Interior

The Piaggio Avanti II is an expertly designed aircraft with
technological innovations that allow for a 40% reduction in
emissions and fuel consumption compared to other jets in its
category and is considered a “green aircraft” for its environmental management system. For many of these reasons, P180 Avanti II is
one of “the most widely used aircraft in public services such as air ambulance and air rescue missions, law enforcement, and flight
inspections that ensure the safety of people and property.”

The P180 is equipped with two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66B engines located at the rear of the plane and facing
backwards, allowing for a quieter and more comfortable cabin.
Piaggio also notes that “it is equipped with the comprehensive Collins Pro Line 21, digital avionics suite, which is completely integrated with the aircraft’s navigation and communication systems…” The Avanti II is the fastest turboprop ever built with a range of 1715  statue miles,  a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet and an average speed of 462 mph. It is capable of landing on shorter runways of less than 3000 feet, enabling it to reach destinations and airports not served by other business jets. The Piaggio outperforms many
business jets in power, technologies and economical operation,
making it both a passenger and pilot favorite.

Piaggio P-180 Avanti II

The Piaggio’s cabin is very impressive at 5’8″ in height, 6′ in width and 14’11” in length. It can comfortably fit 8 passengers (and two crew members) in several configuration options with comfy, fully reclining leather seats, and beautiful Italian styling. The
baggage compartment is also quite roomy with 44 cubic feet of space accessible from the outside of the aircraft, and large enough to hold bigger items like golf bags and skis. This aircraft also comes standard with a restroom at the rear of the plane with a sliding panel door for privacy.

Piaggio has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of business travelers and exceeds expectations in
performance and cabin luxuries for turboprop fliers.

To request a Piaggio for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Piaggio P-180 Avanti II Specifications

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