Best Private Charter Aircrafts in the World

The Best Private  Charter Aircrafts in the World 

1) Cessna Citation Mustang
The Cessna Citation Mustang, Model 510, is a very light jet (VLJ) class business jet built by Cessna Aircraft Company at their Independence, Kansas production facility. The Mustang, in standard configuration, has four passenger seats in the aft cabin, a toilet, and seating for two in the cockpit. Like most other light jets, the Mustang is approved for single-pilot operation
                   The ‘air taxi’ VLJ (Very Light Jet) is fast and the most cost-effective private jet available. The Mustang is the perfect entry-point aircraft for a couple or small group, on a short flight of up to 2 hours. A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £3,500.

Role Business jet: National origin United States
Manufacturer: Cessna
First flight: 23 April 2005
Introduction: 2006
Status: Production completed
Produced: 2006-2017
Unit cost: $3.35 million USD (2015)


2) Cessna Citation XLS family

The world’s best-selling private jet, it comes as the original XL, and newer Citation XLS and XLS+ variants. For flights of 3-4 hours and groups of up to 8 people, it’s comfortable, well-priced and widely-available in the charter market. A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £5,200.

Role Business jet: Manufacturer Cessna
First flight: 29 February 1996
Status: Active In production
Produced: 1996-present
Unit cost: US$12.75 million (2015)
Developed from: Cessna Citation V/Cessna Citation X
Developed into: Cessna Citation Sovereign


3) Cessna Citation jets

The Cessna Citation Jet/M2/CJ series (Model 525) are light business jets part of the Cessna Citation family, built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. Its variants are marketed under the CJ, CJ1, CJ1+, M2, CJ2, CJ2+, CJ3, CJ3+, CJ4 and CJ4+ names.     
                  Cessna’s other Citation jet models, such as the CJ2, CJ3, Citation II and Citation Bravo are very popular in the market. This is due to their highly cost-effective pricing for short private charter flights, combined with Cessna’s reputation for reliability. A one-way flight from
London to Paris starts from £3,900 (for a Citation II).

Role: Business Jet
National origin: United States
Manufacturer: Cessna
First flight: 29 April 1991
Status: Active, In production
Produced: 1991-present
Unit cost:
M2 : US$ 4,500,000 (2015)
CJ2+ : US$ 7,044,000 (2012)
CJ3+ : US$ 7,995,000
CJ4 : US$ 8,995,000 (2015)
Developed into: Cessna 526 Citation Jet


4) Embraer Phenom 100

The Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 is a very light jet developed by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, type certificated as the EMB-500.
         The Citation Mustang’s biggest rival, the 4-seat Phenom 100 offers a sleek BMW-designed interior, a private lavatory and best-in-class luggage space. A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £3,800.

Role: Very light jet
Manufacturer: Embraer
First flight: 26 July 2007
Status: Active
Produced: 2007–present
Number built: 350
Unit cost: US$4,161,000 as of 2015
Variants: Embraer Phenom 300


5) Beechcraft Super King Air

The Beechcraft Super King Air family is part of a line of twin-turboprop aircraft produced by Beechcraft.
           The world’s best selling turboprop, the Super King Air is popular for its low charter price for short flights, and its adaptability for short runways and medevac flights. A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £3,700.

Role: Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer: Beechcraft
First flight: October 27, 1972
Introduction: 1972 (Military), February 1974 (Civil)
Status: Active service
Produced: 1972–present
Number built: 3,550+
Unit cost:
King Air 250: $5,995,000
King Air 250EP: $6,231,025
King Air 350i: $6,995,000
King Air 350HW: $7,329,055
King Air 350iER: $8,445,625
Developed from: Beechcraft King Air
Variants: Beechcraft C-12 Huron, Beechcraft 1900


6) Bombardier Challenger 850

The Bombardier Challenger 800 is the largest super-midsize business aircraft offered by Bombardier Aerospace. It is based on Bombardier's 50-seat CRJ200LR. The Challenger 850 is the updated, current version.
       Bombardier’s Challenger 850 is capable of flights of up to 5-6 hours. It’s also popular for short flights, as a cost-effective option for larger groups of up to 14 passengers.
A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £14,500.

Role: Business jet
Manufacturer: Bombardier Aerospace
First flight: 30 August 2006
Status: Active, In production
Produced: 2006-present
Unit cost: US$31.981 million (2013)
Developed from: Bombardier CRJ200


7) Bombardier Learjet 45

The Learjet 45 (LJ45) aircraft is a mid-size business jet aircraft produced by the Learjet Division of Bombardier Aerospace. Faster and offering slightly more range, Bombardier’s 8-seater Learjet 45 is a rival to the Citation XLS, at the smaller end of the medium jet category. A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £5,200.

Role: Business Jet
National origin: Canada and United States
Manufacturer: Bombardier Aerospace
First flight: 7 October 1995
Introduction: January, 1998
Status: Active
Produced: 1995-present
Number built: 642
Unit cost: $13.209 million (2012)
Variants: Learjet 40
Developed into: Learjet 70/75


8) Piaggio Avanti

The Piaggio P.180 Avanti is an Italian executive transport aircraft with twin-turboprop engines mounted in pusher configuration.It seats up to nine passengers in a pressurized cabin, and may be flown by one or two pilots.
          The stylish Italian light aircraft is known as the posh prop. The Piaggio Avanti beats medium jets on price for shorter routes. A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £4,800.

Role: Executive transport
National origin: Italy
Manufacturer: Piaggio Aero
First flight: 23 September 1986
Introduction: 30 September 1990
Status: In production
Primary users:
Italian Air Force
Italian Army
Italian Navy
Produced: 1986–present
Number built: 216 delivered as of November 2011
Unit cost: US$7.395 million (2016)


9) Bombardier Challenger 350

The Challenger 300 is a 3,100 nmi (5,700 km) range super-midsize business jet, developed by Bombardier Aerospace, announced in 1999 and introduced in 2004. The widely-available Challenger 350 flies up to 8 people coast-to-coast US or longer cross-continental routes in Europe, with one of the widest cabins in the super-midsize category. A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £12,900.

Role: Business jet
Manufacturer: Bombardier Aerospace
First flight: 14 August 2001
Status: Active, In production
Primary users:
Flexjet
XOJET
NetJets
Produced: 2001-present
Number built: 550 (December 2015)
Unit cost: US$26.67 million (350 in 2015)


10) Embraer Phenom 300

The Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 is a light jet aircraft developed by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. It can carry up to 11 occupants. It has good charter availability, and offers flat bed seating for excellent cabin comfort. A one-way flight from London to Paris starts from £4,500.

Range: 3,650 km
Wingspan: 16 m
Top speed: 834 km/h
Cruise speed: 521 km/h
Length: 16 m
Unit cost: US$8,995,000 (2015)
Engine type: Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500


Rishabh Patre  B.E(CS), MBA(Marketing) IIM Rohtak
Marketing Intern, Aerosoft Corp





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Rishabh Patre  B.E(CS), MBA(Marketing) IIM Rohtak
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