Best Private Jets of 2014
Many private jets are already in mass circulation but there are always new contenders in the private jet game. The best private jets of 2014 are not jets that can be delivered today, but they are available to order today, with delivery between 2015 and 2017. These are the shortest runway jet (The Pilatus PC-24) The longest range business jet (The Gulfsteam G650ER) and a great all around aircraft (The Falcon 7X) Of course there are many new jets coming to market soon, such as the Honda jet, Bombadier’s Global 7000 and 8000, but these are not yet available to order.
Another interesting reveal at EBACE 2014, the swiss company known for their pistons have unveiled the Pilatus PC-24 one year ago, a very light jet with some unusual characteristics. Naming it the super versatile jet for it’s ability to land on paved and unpaved surfaces. Many Pilatus owners have been requesting a piston with a greater range and speed. Pilatus decided to respond to the demand with a very beautiful light jet which can land on almost any terrain, being able to take off with a minimum of 2690 ft, the Pilatus PC-24 allows access to 21,000 airports and airstrips that other light jets cannot land in. The Pilatus PC-24 boasts seating for 8, much higher than expect for a light jet of this type. The interior is more comparable to a light mid jet than it is for a very light jet. With 1950 nm range, and many cabin features, the PC-24 looks to be a very interesting aircraft. With it’s own cargo area, an enormous cabin space for it’s price level, and Swiss construction, this super versatile jet is a brand new philosophy of business jets brought to you by Pilatus. Pilatus has opened up the order book, with jets starting at $7.5 Million, and delivery in 2017. For any individual who frequents short runway locations or just wants the most comfortable very light jet, this aircraft is a winner in our book.
Gulfstream has decided that the 7000nm range of the Gulfstream G650 was not enough for it’s customers’ needs. The Gulfstream G650ER (extra range) was born, with a 7500nm range, it is without challenge the world’s longest range business jet. The G650ER will host the same interior and options as the standard G650, the only difference is a 4000lb fuel increase, which naturally means a heavier aircraft, the G650ER will require a takeoff/landing field of 6300ft instead of the previous 5900ft for the standard G650. Gulfstream announced that they will be using the same Rolls Royce BR725 engines used for the G650. The aircraft is available to order now for a price of $66.5 Million, or previous G650 owners may retrofit their own G650 for $2 Million allowing it to fly the 7500nm that the G650ER has to offer. The new 7500nm range will allow G650ER owners in new york to fly non-stop to kong kong, from Texas to Dubai amongst many new city pairs. And for middle east owners, the G650ER will cover the majority of every continent without hassle. Comfort remains untouched, with 16 oval windows(largest in the industry), a mach .90 cruise speed, and all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a high end Gulfstream. We hope the G650ER will be available soon, there has been a very large demand for the standard G650 already, with high profile owners flipping their G650 for 20-30 Million Dollar profits, hopefully Gulfstream’s specialists can continue to manufacture and sell G650s at the same speed, the standard G650 waiting list, if joined now, will assure you a G650 in mid 2017. Though we hope the G650ER will be available to the market much sooner to quench the thirst of top notch private jet owners.
Dassault propelled aviation into the twenty-first century with the Falcon 7X – the first business jet with a digital flight control system. The 5,950 nm Falcon 7X has a brand new wing which offers a dramatic increase in lift-to-drag ratio. The aircraft has an MMO of Mach 0.90, allowing quicker climbs and descents, as well as low-level dashes on short legs. It is powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada 307A engines, rated at 6,400 lb thrust each. The Falcon 7X fleet has accumulated more than 170,000 flight hours, marking a significant milestone for the company’s longest range aircraft. The first 7X was delivered in June 2007 and since that time, more than 180 have entered service in 34 countries.