Private aviation has always been about bringing passengers from one place to another as quickly as possible, and in the best way possible. The top private jets though offer these and so much more, improving every aspect of the flying experience as thoroughly as they can. Examples of these are larger cabins that contain amenities such as state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems, well-stocked bars, and game rooms capable of accommodating several players at once. While the amount of luxury and comfort one can put inside a private jet is limited, the aircraft designers have been tirelessly working on improving the planes to the peak of performance. Here is a list of the top 5 private jets being used in the world right now.
Embraer Phenom 300E
The enhanced version of the Phenom 300 has been the world’s best-selling light jet and with good reason. It has the same capabilities as most midsize private jets and comes with state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems. They managed to fit this, along with a new redesigned cabin-management system, by integrating these into the centerline of the jet’s ceiling, using all the available space possible. You won’t feel cramped at all though, as the jet’s seats have broader backs and extendable headrests and leg rests as well.
Bombardier Challenger 350
This jet is barely six years old and entered service in 2014 as an upgrade to its older bigger brother, the Challenger 300. Since then though, it has always been one of the most sought-after private jets, often being made at up to upwards of 60 units a year. The jet itself is of medium size, enabling it to fly up to eight people over half the glove in just under seven hours. It has a 3,682-mile range, and a cruising speed of 528 mph. It comes complete with fully reclining seats and has enough capacity to carry as many as 18 suitcases – perfect for that office outing to a faraway country.
Cessna Citation Latitude
In the world of midsize private jets, the Cessna Citation Latitude is on a realm of its own. The aircraft entered service in 2015, and in just a year after that, the jet was already making headlines being the most in-demand aircraft at its size. The Latitude comes with a flat-floored cabin, and offers up to six feet of headroom. Despite being only 22 feet long, it can comfortably accommodate up to nine adult passengers. What’s amazing is that the jet can fly nonstop halfway around the globe, at a cruising speed of just above 500 mph. All you need to do is relax while the crew and pilots take care of everything else for you.
While the big names of the jet industry often hog the headlines, the Pilatus PC-24 can do what most of them cannot – only requiring 2,810 feet of take-off space, and 2,355 feet to land. This makes this jet ultra-versatile, making it perfect for remote island getaways, or landing on unpaved runways. The aircraft itself though feels very solidly built, with a cabin that’s very quiet and roomy, as well as enough space for up to 11 passengers. Like its bigger brothers in the private jet world, the PC-24 can attain a maximum cruising speed of just over 500 mph, with a range of 2,300 miles.
The G650 is still quite a young jet, being only five years old. However, the backlog of orders until now is still pretty strong, owing to how popular and effective the jet is. The G650 is the fastest large-cabin, non-supersonic jet of its type to be able to go around the globe. It can fly nonstop for more than 8,000 miles, at a top speed of 610.5 mph. It’s state-of-the-art cabin pressurization system can make flying at 45,000 feet feel like you’re only at 4,000. The jet can also seat up to 18 passengers maximum, with room for sleeping for up to 10 passengers. The cabin also offers lots of headroom and elbow room for its occupants.