Best Private Jets for Business Travel
When it comes to choosing the best private jet for business travel or leisure travel, choice will be driven by the factors like budget, places to travel to and of course the value of time for the business traveler. While a helicopter, turboprop aircraft or a small private jet may suffice for travelling to nearby factory sites from cities, ultra long range business jets will serve the purpose for intercontinental travel of a business traveler whose empire is spread across the globe.
Broadly speaking, there are three categories of business jets – Small, Medium and Large jets, as per their size, seating capacity and range of flight. Range is distance in nautical miles that aircraft can travel with full fuel and as many passengers as permitted by specified Take Off weight of the aircraft.
Light Private Jets
Light Jets or Small Private Jets are suitable for 1-4 passengers for travelling about 500-700 nautical miles on regular basis. Best aircraft in this category are Cessna Citation Jets M2, CJ3/CJ4, Embraer Phenom 100/300, Pilatus PC 24 and the latest entrant Honda Jet Elite 2.
Midsize Private Jets
Midsize Jets or Medium Business Jets are suitable for travelling about 1500-1700 nautical miles. Best aircraft in this category are Cessna Citation XLS+, Citation Latitude, Gulfstream G 280, Bombardier Challenger 3500 and Embraer Praetor 500.
Super Midsize Business Jets
Super Midsize Jets are suitable for travelling about 3000-3200 nautical miles. Best Aircraft in this category are Cessna Citation Longitude, Dassault Falcon 2000, Embraer Praetor 600 and Bombardier Challenger 605.
Large Business Jets
Large Jets or Long Range Business Jets are suitable for travelling about 4000-6000 nautical miles. Best Aircraft in this category are Global 5500/6500/7500, Dassault Falcon 7X/8X and Gulfstream 500/600/700.
Large Cabin Long Range Business Jets
Large Cabin Long Range Business Jets are suitable for travelling about 5000-7000 nautical miles in the comfort of very large cabin with full fledged galley, sofa club seating, dining, bedroom and full fledged shower and wardrobes. Best Aircraft in this category are Boeing BBJ and Airbus Business Jet.