BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Business Aircraft | Large: Gulfstream G450
With its range of 5,000 miles, the Gulfstream G450 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com) can fly eight passengers nonstop from Tokyo to Seattle at a cruising speed of 528 mph. It can climb to a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet in just 23 minutes and fly comfortably at 45,000 feet. Its 45-foot-long cabin seats as many as 16 passengers and can include optional berthing for six. Gulfstream offers six cabin configurations, giving owners the option of maximizing seating capacity or including spaces for work and privacy. The cabin features large windows and a constant supply of fresh air, and it maintains the air pressure of 6,000 feet when the aircraft flies as high as 45,000 feet. This roughly $42.2 million jet also features 169 cubic feet of baggage space.