The Gulfstream 450 is a long-range heavy jet and is considered one of the best in its class. According to Gulfstream, “Functionality is a mainstay of the Gulfstream G450. This is an aircraft that offers more payload, more cabin configurations and has a cockpit equipped with advanced guidance systems, some of which aren’t even available outside the Gulfstream fleet.”
The G450 can travel non-stop over 5,005 statute miles at a cruise speed of 562 mph, making it ideal for trans-continental trips, as well as cross-country flights. With a full galley containing a conventional oven, microwave oven, sink, cooled storage, china dinnerware and stemware, full meal service can easily be arranged. This jet offers a fully enclosed lavatory with closets for additional storage. There is also 169 cubic feet of ample baggage space that is accessible while in-flight.
The Gulfstream G450 sets the standard for luxury, reliability and performance. The heavy jet can seat up to 16 people at max capacity in the large stand-up cabin and berth up to six. The cabin is ideal for conducting business with its 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 12 oval windows allow for more natural light in the cabin making for a more enjoyable ride.
The spacious interior of the Gulfstream G450 is 1525 cubic feet, with a cabin height of 6′ 2″, width of 7′ 3″ and length of 45′ 1″. Many G450s come standard with other cabin technologies including: a seven-channel Honeywell satellite communications system, CD/DVD player, Wi-Fi network, printer, fax machine, LCD TV screens, cabin audio system, electrical outlets, and tables to conduct work.
The impressive range and speed of the Gulfstream G450 is due largely to the new wing design that helps cut down on drag and help with fuel capacity and consumption. The technological capabilities in the cockpit are also quite impressive. Gulfstream boasts that “the most advanced technology comes standard issue in the Gulfstream G450 PlaneView cockpit. Four multifunction 14-inch liquid crystal display units provide layers of data such as interactive navigation, electronic approach charts, and satellite and radar weather images. Colorful graphics paired with well-organized, streamlined data improve pilots’ situational awareness and their ability to respond to changing conditions.” Equipped with an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Head-Up Display (HUD), pilots can easily monitor their surroundings even in low visibility conditions.
The Dassault Falcon 2000is a heavy jet that was designed to be more economical option to it’s sister jet the Falcon 900, without sacrificing any of the performance standards that private fliers have grown to love. The Falcon 2000 can travel the U.S. from coast to coast at fast cruise speeds with ease and with impressive fuel economy. The Falcon 2000 typically seats 8-10 and can travel 3,100 nautical miles at average speeds up to 515 mph. It can climb to 37,000 feet in nineteen minutes.
The Falcon 2000 shares the wing and forward fuselage design of the Falcon 900, but differs in design. The 2000s were purposely designed to have a smaller transcontinental range than the 900s to eliminate the need for three engines. The two CFE738 engines allow for the jet to typically need less downtime for repairs and maintenance. The Falcon 2000s also have a redesigned wing, eliminating inboard slats.
This Falcon 2000 was the first private jet that Dassault designed digitally on a computer without a physical model. The CATIA software used to design the Falcon 2000s helped improve the aerodynamic structure and made it possible to simplify the jet’s systems.
The Falcon 2000s use the Collins Pro Line 4 avionics suite. Systems are grouped by their function and are set up so they coincide with the display screens that control those functions.
The Falcon 2000offers a quiet, roomy cabin with some seats that can be reconfigured into beds for a mid-flight nap. The Falcon 2000 also offers 131 cubic feet of internal baggage space, holding up to 1,600 pounds.
Few other jets in its class can compete with the Falcon 2000 in terms of passenger comfort, speed, and performance.
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.
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With the current record for the “farthest, fastest flight in business aviation history”, the Gulfstream G650 is a heavy jet with all the bells and whistles. The G650 (and its sister aircraft the G650ER) is considered an ultra-long-range aircraft setting 100+ world records for speed. The G650scan fly over 7,365 statute miles non-stop, at cruising speeds of 652 mph, capable of flying westbound around the world in just over 41 hours.
The Gulfstream 650’s cabin is best-in-class with a focus on comfort, innovation and design. According to Gulfstream, the 4-zone cabin is designed to combat altitude fatigue and jet lag with “100% fresh air and the lowest cabin altitude in the industry”. The 16 signature Gulfstream oval windows allow for more natural light, providing panoramic views from anywhere in the cabin. The G650 offers an exceptionally peaceful and quiet atmosphere, giving passengers everything they need with space to work, play, relax or dine.
Cabin amenities generally include: a full-service galley and refreshment center, high-speed Wi-Fi, a cabin management system, power outlets, data ports, video monitors, cabin speakers, a 42-inch flat screen TV, telephone/SATCOM, an entertainment system, an Airshow System and an exterior 3-camera system. This jet offers a fully enclosed lavatory and 195 cubic feet of ample baggage space that is accessible in-flight.
The Gulfstream G650 exceeds expectations in terms of reliability, performance and cabin amenities. The spacious and luxurious interior of the G650 is 2138 cubic feet, with a cabin height of 6’2″, width of 8’2″ and length of 50’1″. This heavy jet can comfortably seat 15 (19 people at max capacity dependent on cabin configuration) in the large stand-up cabin and can sleep up to 10 passengers.
The technological and safety advancements in the G650s are quite remarkable. “New safety and performance upgrades include steep-approach certification and Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), which allows authorized pilots to land without natural vision in low-visibility conditions. Planned enhancements include the award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System, which is designed to help pilots avoid runway overruns.” – Gulfstream
The Global Express and its derivatives (Global 5000/6000,Global XRS, Global 7000/8000) are Bombardier’s ultra long-range aircraft. TheGlobal 5000(and Global 6000) is an exceptionalheavy jetwith unmatched comfort, efficiency and design. According toBombardier, “Every detail in the Global 5000 aircraft cabin has been carefully designed to bring you the smoothest, most refreshing, and productive experience you can expect from a business jet.”
The Global 5000 can make trans-Atlantic flights with ease, but still excels for trips spanning shorter distances. Able to cruise at altitudes up to 51,000 feet, this jet can often avoid bad weather by flying above it.
The cabin in the Global 5000/6000 is well appointed for business or pleasure with a spacious “living room” area, a private stateroom with divans for sleeping, a full galley, wide aisles, lots of natural light and full lavatories. The seats in the Global 5000 were designed by for ultimate comfort and support in the back and headrests. Some models even come equipped with an electrically deployed conference table.
The cabin measures at 2,169 cubic feet of space with 6’2″ in height, 7’11” in width and 40’9″ in length. Some of the technological amenities include: a Rockwell Collins Cabin Electronics System (CES), high-speed internet, power outlets, a wireless phone, scanner and fax, a multimedia system with CD/DVD player, 3D maps, several touch screen TV monitors, customizable LED lighting, a Honeywell Primus 2000XP avionics suite, advanced soundproofing, a conference table area and more.
The galley of theGlobal 5000is also quite impressive and includes: a microwave and convection oven, coffee/espresso machine, custom china, chiller, sink and faucet, and space for hot and cold meal prep. Bombardier says, “Access what you require, as required. With the high-capacity luggage compartment safely accessible throughout the flight, your personal items are always within reach.” With a comfort-focused cabin and ample baggage space (195 cubic feet), you will have everything you need for the most enjoyable private jet experience.
When it comes to performance, the Global 5000/6000 ranks at the top of the class. This jet has two Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofan engines, allowing it a range of 5984 statue miles and a cruise speed of 560 mph, carrying up to 12-14 passengers depending on the individual model. “The Global 5000 aircraft maintains an astonishing range when taking off from wet and short runways. With its powerful engines, oversized carbon brakes and advanced wing design, rainy conditions won’t keep you from getting to your destination.” Bombardier commends the Global 5000/6000 for its operational flexibility, short takeoff range, and ability to operate with ease in poor weather conditions.
Overall, Bombardier has really hit the mark for personal and business travelers, no matter what the mission. If you’re in need of aheavy jet, be sure to keep the Global 5000/6000 at the top of your list.
The Dassault Falcon 900 is a heavy jet designed as a larger, enhanced version of the Falcon 50super midsize jet. The Falcon 900 received FAA certification in 1986, and while it does share a similar configuration to the Falcon 50, it has a larger range, can seat more passengers and has a longer and wider fuselage. The longer fuselage allows the interior to be more spacious and comfortable, while also providing passengers a bit of separation from the crew.
The Falcon 900s‘ design incorporates composite materials wherever possible, drastically reducing the weight of the aircraft. The flight range is impressive, able to travel 4,600 statute miles because of the innovative three-engine configuration. The third engine is ideal for international flights and also offers flight planning and safety benefits. The Falcon 900 can seat up to 12 passengers and travels at average speeds up to 536 mph. The Falcon 900 jets share virtually the same wing design as the Falcon 50.
In 1994, Dassault introduced the Falcon 900EX, a longer range version of the Falcon 900with increased fuel capacity. The Falcon 900EX features a Honeywell Primus 2000 avionics package, engine upgrades that provide the aircraft with additional thrust, and a Head-Up Display for the pilot.
The Falcon 900s offer a spacious cabin with some seats that can be reclined into a full-length bed perfect for a mid-flight nap. All of the additional seats are also fully adjustable, able to swivel and recline. This jet also has a private lavatory, as well as an isolated galley and cockpit. The Falcon 900 offers 127 cubic feet of internal baggage space that can be accessed during your flight.
Few other jets in its class can compete with the Falcon 900 in terms of passenger comfort, range and performance.
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Heavy jets are appropriate when your party numbers fourteen (14) or fewer. Heavy Jets have the most luxurious onboard accommodations, always including a galley and enclosed lavatory. These jets are generally the most comfortable for long-range trips and can include internet access, audio and video players, satellite phones and a range of other amenities. Additionally, the crew will usually include a cabin attendant.
Super Midsize jets are appropriate when you seek more range than a standard midsize but may not have the need for a heavy jet. Super Midsize jets will typically avoid a fuel stop on flights less than 2,500. Often Super Midsize jets are the fastest and most fuel efficient of the jet classes. These jets also include a wide variety of amenities similar to that of the heavy jets.
Midsize jets are appropriate for parties of seven (7) or fewer and will typically avoid a fuel stop on flights less than 2,500 miles. The Midsize jets are the most versatile in that they offer better fuel economy than the larger jet classes, but still offer many of the same amenities. Midsize jets are equipped with an enclosed lavatory.
Light jets are appropriate for parties of five (5) or fewer and will typically avoid a fuel stop on flights less than 1,500 miles. Light jetsare economical, have a quiet engine, and are a great option for short to mid-range flights. Because of their smaller size, light jets can land at smaller FBOs and airports to help get you closer to your destination and often fly at higher altitudes. Luggage capacity is limited.
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.
Turboprops are a great solution for trips less than 500 miles and for trips into airports with shorter runways. Seating varies by aircraft model from 4-8 passengers. Turboprops provide better performance on shorter runways, many models have larger cabins than Light jets. Some Turboprops have enclosed lavatories while others do not have any lavatory facilities.
The Bombardier Challenger 850 was first certified in 2006 (as an upgrade to the Challenger 800) and is still in production today. This jet is unique because it was derived from the CRJ200 airliner and shares the same airframe and dual CE CF34-3B1 turbofan engines. The Challenger 850 can carry large loads over transcontinental distances (i.e. New York to Los Angeles), making it a versatile heavy jet option for personal and business travelers alike.
The spacious cabin is the same as the Global 6000, with a shorter range, often offering substantial cost savings. The Challenger 850’s cabin can be configured 3 ways to meet unique business requirements and is laid out in 3 zones. It offers a well-equipped galley and a full-sized, private deluxe lavatory for passengers, with an additional forward lavatory for the crew. The noise-reduction technology makes for a peaceful trip, while the addition of an audio/video system, internet access and satellite phone, make conducting business in the air a breeze.
The Challenger 850’s cabin is very spacious with 6’1″ of standing height and measures over 7’2″ in width and 48’4″ in length. With 30% more cabin space than its closest competitor, this aircraft will accommodate 12-15 passengers comfortably, as well as 2 crew members and a flight attendant. The Challenger 850 also has a generous baggage compartment providing 115 cubic feet of internal baggage space that is accessible during flight.
The Challenger 850has a range of around 3,230 statute miles with 12 passengers on board, and flies at an average speed of 528 mph. The cockpit is equipped with a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics system, an all-glass cockpit, dual digital radios, color weather radar and six display screens, offering the highest level of jet charter safety.
The Challenger 850 offers the best combination of size, comfort and value and is a favorite of corporate and leisure passengers alike.
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The Gulfstream IV is a superior heavy jetknown for its performance in terms of speed, range, cabin size and passenger capacity. The GIV seats 12 and can travel 4,264 statute miles at average speeds up to 534 mph. The Gulfstream IV was produced after re-engineering the wing structure of the Gulfstream III. The GIV offers a standup cabin and a longer transcontinental range than the GIII, as well as a slightly larger baggage capacity and seating for one additional passenger.
The Gulfstream IV is very popular for long-haul family vacations, transcontinental trips, and golf outings because of its versatility. The GIV has the ability to fly for longer distances, but can conveniently maneuver into smaller airports so it can essentially travel anywhere.
The GIV has had several upgrades over the years including the special purpose Gulfstream IV-SP and the later redesigned Gulfstream G400 which has since been updated to the popular G450.
The Gulfstream IV features forward or rear galleys with ample space for meal service, a crew lavatory and an executive lavatory, a stateroom with the option for 1-2 berthing divans in the rear of the aircraft, and a cabin attendant. The 169-cubic-foot baggage compartment is internally and externally accessible and can easily accommodate passengers needs, even when flying with bulky sporting equipment.