Ownership

For globe-trotting passengers, a roomy and comfortable cabin is not just a luxury, it is a necessity. The cabin of the $49.1 million Bombardier Global 5000 (514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) offers...
Capable of covering 4,600 miles when carrying four passengers, the Dassault Falcon 2000LX (201.440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com ) boasts the best range among super midsize jets. It can fly from New...
The Cessna Citation Sovereign (316.517.6056, www.cessna.com ) is a bit of an enigma. Its price ($17.9 million), low fuel consumption (247 gallons per flight hour), and runway performance (it can take...
Gulfstream’s Ultralong-Range GV series has long been the private-jet gold standard, and the Gulfstream G550 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) adds to that status. The 43-foot-11-inch-long cabin of...
Cirrus personal airplanes are known for their roomy interior comfort, and now the 2012 edition provides an even more spacious backseat for up to three passengers. Tweaks to the interior side panels...
Cessna’s Citation business jets have long been lauded for their speed, reliability, and performance, but they also have been criticized for their cramped cabins. The company has addressed this...
Consider the new Eclipse 550 ( www.eclipse.aero ) an upgrade of the popular EA-500, which has been on the market since 2006. Eclipse Aviation, one of the first manufacturers to sell a small personal...
The newest and largest Learjet, the 85, promises to be the fastest and most spacious aircraft in the midsize class, and the quickest way to acquire one—or rather, a part of one—is to purchase a share...
The GIFT A Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" VIP jumbo jet with a custom interior design and exterior paint scheme. Starting at about $260 million Edése Doret and his associates have created some three dozen...
Dassault Falcon , based in Geneva, unveiled the Falcon 2000S with the goal of creating a full-size Falcon with a mid size price ideally suited for an eight-hour flight. With a target price of under $...
Other very light jets (VLJs) might promise more utility, value, and efficiency than the TE500 from New Mexico’s Eclipse Aerospace, but the statuses of those aircraft remain "forthcoming." The six-...
With a 463 mph cruise speed, a range beyond 1,700 miles, and a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet, the Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II ( 561.253.0104, www.piaggioaero.com ) can perform as well as a number...
Last year, Cessna began deliveries of its newest jet, the Cita­tion CJ4. However, because this new $8.9 million model is untested in the market, members of the Robb Report Private Aviation Advisory...
Though categorized as a light jet because its maximum takeoff weight exceeds 10,000 pounds—just barely—the Embraer Phenom 100 ( www.embraerexecutivejets.com ) has operating costs that are more akin...
Bombardier Learjet 45XR ( 514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) offers one of the most comfortable and spacious cabins in the light-midsize class. A typical cabin configuration includes eight fully...
Like the smaller Phenom 100, the Embraer Phenom 300 ( www.embraerexecutivejets.com ) is priced competitively for a jet of its capabilities. It has a nearly 2,300-mile range (when carrying six...
A normal cruise speed of 528 mph makes the Gulfstream G150 ( 912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) one of the fastest midsize jets. With four passengers aboard, the aircraft can travel nearly 3,000...
Equipped with bigger, more powerful engines, the Hawker 900XP ( 316.676.0800, www.hawkerbeechcraft.com ) represents a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the 850XP. These engines improve the...
The Bombardier Challenger 300 ( 514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) can fly coast to coast—and farther—nonstop at a cruising speed as fast as 540 mph while carrying eight passengers. In addition to a...
The most remarkable feature of the Cessna Citation Sovereign ( 316.517.6056, www.cessna.com ) is its versatility. It can take off from a runway that is only 3,640 feet long, thanks to its power-to-...
The $31.7 million Dassault Falcon 2000LX ( 201.440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com ) is pricier than the other jets in its class, but it can fly considerably farther and faster than its competition...
The cabin of the Gulfstream G450 ( 912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) is the same height and width as that of the larger G550, and it affords the same Gulfstream-signature oval windows that provide...
The Dassault Falcon 7X ( 201.440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com ) is perfect for travelers in need of a versatile jet that excels at both medium- and long-range trips. The $50.1 million aircraft nimbly...
t 8.3 feet wide and 48.4 feet long, the cabin of the Bombardier Global Express XRS ( 514.861.9481, www.bombardier.com ) is spacious enough for many owners to justify any additional operating cost...
Beechcraft’s King Air line has outsold all other twin-engine turbo-prop business planes combined. This distinction speaks to the line’s longevity—47 years and counting—and its quality. Like past...
The Gulfstream G550 ( 912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) is the quintessential globe-hopping business jet. Through extra-large windows, light fills the aircraft’s big cabin, which, at more than 7...
When Cirrus Aircraft debuted the single-piston, parachute-equipped SR22 10 years ago, the Duluth, Minn.–based manufacturer established new standards for safety, comfort, and performance. In the...
The original Eclipse Aviation company spent 1.4 billion dollars to develop the light twin-engine jet, but went bankrupt in the process. The new owner, Eclipse Aerospace, has revived the model by...
Designer Ed Swearingen drew on decades of aviation experience to create the SJ30, seeking a balance of range, speed, efficiency, and comfort. Starting in the 1980s, Swearingen partnered with several...
The G200, formerly known as the Galaxy, was acquired and rebranded by Gulfstream in 2001, expanding the Gulfstream line toward the entry-level end. The jet offers a roomy two-zone stand-up cabin with...

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