TYPES OF PRIVATE AIRCRAFT AND THEIR SERVICES: WHAT IS THE PRIVATE AIRCRAFT FOR YOU?
17 August 2018

 

There are many types of aircraft to choose from, from very light aircraft (VLJ) to heavy or business aircraft. Whether you want to fly to go golfing on the weekend, to arrive for a business meeting or for a vacation, we have organized them into simple categories to help you choose the ideal private plane.
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Very light appliances
A very light jet being serviced by an engineer on the runway
What is a very light device?
VLJs are relatively new to private aviation and simply offer a good alternative to piston aircraft and turboprops for super short trips of up to 5 hours, and are very inexpensive. Typical VLJs would be the Cessna Citation Mustang, Raytheon Hawker 400XP, and Embraer Phenom 100.

Why choose a very light device?
They are cheaper to operate than other aircraft in their category and can use shorter runways. They are popular both for personal use and to get from one point to another as an air taxi.

What is the autonomy of a very light device?
Depending on the VLJ they can reach between 1,600-2,400km, roughly the distance between London and Saint Petersburg or between Dallas and New York.

CESSNA CITATION MUSTANG

PASSENGERS
4
SCOPE
2161 KM / 1342 MILES
LUGGAGE SPACE
1.78 M / 5’10 ”
Sinks
NO
CABIN STAFF
NO
PRESSURIZED CAB
NO
SPEED
630 KMH / 391 MPH
FLIGHT TIME
2 HOURS*
Light fixtures
A light jet preparing for takeoff on a runway in heavy fog A light jet preparing for takeoff on a runway in heavy fog
What is a light aircraft?
A light aircraft can accommodate up to 8 passengers. They are designed for short regional flights, and most allow limited movement in the cabin and are equipped with a private lavatory. Some of the models preferred by business travelers are the Bombardier Learjet 35, the Cessna Citation CJ2 and the Dassault Falcon 10.

Why choose a light aircraft?
Most have capacity for up to 8 passengers and different luggage capacity options, are more cost-effective than larger devices, but offer good autonomy

What is the range of a light aircraft?
Most light aircraft can reach 2,400- 3,200km, roughly the distance between Palm Beach and Teterboro or between London and Rhodes.

CESSNA CITATION CJ2

PASSENGERS
6
SCOPE
2863 KM / 1778 MILES
LUGGAGE SPACE
1.66 M / 5’5 ”
Sinks
NO
CABIN STAFF
NO
PRESSURIZED CAB
NO
SPEED
759 KMH / 471 MPH
FLIGHT TIME
2.5-3 HOURS *
Medium appliances
A mid-size jet prepares for takeoff on a small runwayA mid-size jet prepares for takeoff on a small runway
What is a medium appliance?
Medium machines are a very profitable option for trips of 4 to 5 hours, due to their capacity for 7 or 8 passengers, plenty of space to move in the cabin and a separate sink.

Why choose a medium plane?
They are an efficient alternative to larger heavy aircraft, lower operating costs, and plenty of room for luggage, folding couches and private toilets, making them a popular choice.

What is the range of a medium aircraft?
The range of a medium aircraft is roughly 3,200-4,800km, or the distance between Teterboro and Van Nuys or between Munich and Dubai.

HAWKER 800XP

PASSENGERS
8
SCOPE
4752 KM / 2935 THOUSANDS
LUGGAGE SPACE
1.53 M / 5’0 ”
Sinks
YES
CABIN STAFF
YES
PRESSURIZED CAB
YES
SPEED
745 KMH / 462 MPH
FLIGHT TIME
4.5-5 HOURS *
Heavy appliances
A heavy jet cruises above the cloudsA ​​heavy jet cruises above the clouds
What is a heavy plane?
With a maximum capacity of 18 passengers and a range of more than 6 hours, the heavy aircraft are perfect for transcontinental flights. They have high ceilings that allow you to move around the cabin comfortably. Heavy aircraft also have a convenient private lavatory and cabin crew to attend to your in-flight needs. It is the pinnacle of private plane travel.

Why choose a heavy aircraft?
Heavy aircraft are luxurious, with stand-up cabins, ample passenger and luggage capacity, and seats that convert to beds, private toilets, and cabin crew to assist you during the flight.

What is the range of a heavy aircraft?
Heavy aircraft connect continents with ease, with cruising speeds much higher than lighter aircraft. Scope: from Miami to Ibiza

FALCON 2000

PASSENGERS
10
SCOPE
7400 KM / 4598 THOUSANDS
LUGGAGE SPACE
5.21 M / 17’1 ”
Sinks
YES
CABIN STAFF
YES
PRESSURIZED CAB
YES
SPEED
791 KMH / 491 MPH
FLIGHT TIME
6-6.5 HOURS *
Ultra long range heavy aircraft
What is an ultra long-range heavy aircraft?
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