These aircraft, sometimes called “superlight,” might not have the range or cabin volume of a midsize jet, but they offer as much or nearly as much power and speed. They can climb to their cruising altitudes quickly and travel above weather and traffic. These jets can be considerably less expensive than a midsize jet and far less costly to maintain.
Bombardier Learjet 75
Price: $13.8 million
Range: 2,348 miles
City pairs: Los Angeles to Toronto; Mumbai to Bangkok
Cruising speed: 535 mph
Typical cabin passenger capacity: 8
Selling points: low operating costs; fast climb rate and cruising speed.
Cessna Citation XLS+
Price: $13.1 million
Range: 2,417 miles
City pairs: London to Moscow; London to Madrid
Cruising speed: 508 mph
Typical cabin passenger capacity: 9
Selling points: excellent fuel efficiency and runway performance; largest cabin in its class.