For the globe-trotting traveler, the long legs of the G500 (introduced in 2002) can connect Los Angeles to Tokyo or London to Johannesburg without a stop.
Embraer was building jets for regional airlines long before it entered the light-jet category in 2005 with the Phenom 100, and the airplane feels more like a downsized airliner than a
The commercial version of this jet carries 100 passengers, but in the executive model, just 19 seats share the cabin.
Derived from Embraer’s ERJ 135, the Legacy 600 was the company’s first executive jet, with nearly 200 now flying.
Diamond’s single-engine D-Jet has been flying in test mode for a few years now, but the track to certification has slowed as the program seeks millions more in investment.
The Falcon 7X flies faster, farther, and higher than any of Dassault’s other Falcon models.
The popular SR22, which has dominated the single-engine piston market since its introduction in 2000, continues to incorporate user-friendly new technology and improve cabin comfort.
The Gulfstream G150—the smallest jet in the venerable Gulfstream line—has continental range, capable of nonstop legs from New York to Los Angeles or California to Hawaii.
Embraer followed up its popular Phenom 100 with the beefier 300, certified in late 2009.
The XLS+, introduced in 2008, is the latest model in the best-selling Excel line, adding powerful new digital-control engines by Pratt & Whitney.