These Aircraft Go the Distance
When you’re looking to buy a business jet for transatlantic and long trips, you’ll need to look at private jets with the longest range. These tend to be large jets with multi-million dollar price tags, and are available for sale both new and pre-owned.
If you need a long-range jet, consider these models.
Bombardier Global 6000
Bombardier released the Global 6000 in 2012 and manufactured it through 2019. This large jet flies up to 12 hours straight on two Rolls-Royce engines with nearly 15,000 pounds of thrust. Its average speed is 488 knots.
The Bombardier Global 6000 has the widest, full-height cabin in its class and has seating for up to 17 passengers in club seats and a divan, which can convert to a sleeping area. The sound-insulating entry door and advanced soundproofing ensures a quiet ride. A well-appointed galley is suited for preparing gourmet meals, and a full-sized lavatory is both comfortable and private.
In the cockpit, the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite includes four high-definition screens, multi-scan weather radar, high-speed SATCOM, synthetic vision augmented reality capabilities, and more.
Expect to pay between $23 and $44 million for a pre-owned aircraft for sale.
Bombardier Global Express
Released in 1999 and upgraded in 2003, the Bombardier Global Express achieves flights as long as 6,700 nautical miles at 459 knots. A 14 hour flight endurance completes lengthy routes between continents.
The Global Express boasted the largest cabin until the Gulfstream G650 surpassed it. It accommodates up to 16 passengers in a cabin sectioned into three spaces: club chairs, conference grouping, and a divan. A second lavatory exists for crew members.
In the cockpit, the avionics suite is by Honeywell, usually a six-screen Honeywell Primus 2000 XP EFIS. Expect to pay about $15 million to buy a pre-owned jet like the Global Express.
Dassault Falcon 7X
Flying up to 5,920 nautical miles at a time and released in 2007, the Dassault Falcon 7X is a tri-jet powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A engines and Honeywell’s Primus Epic EASy avionics suite.
The cabin carries up to 19 passengers with a variety of floor plans, some of which are split into three sections and include staterooms and lavatories with a shower. Its galley can be used to prepare and serve full meals and refreshments.
If you’re in the market for a used Dassault Falcon 7X, you’ll likely spend up to $24 million.
First produced in 2003, the Gulfstream G550 remains a popular business jet. It’s set more than 50 city-pair speed records and carries up to 19 passengers, or sleeps up to 8.
Fourteen large windows provide a panoramic view of the skies. The full-height cabin includes a well-equipped galley, entertainment area, conference area, and a private stateroom.
The Gulfstream G550 includes a modular avionics system that replaces tangible dials and gauges with graphic interfaces on four 14-inch display screens.
Expect to pay between $18 and $31 million for a used Gulfstream.
Gulfstream G650 and G650ER
Gulfstream released the G650 in 2012 and upgraded it in 2018, adding a longer range and 4,000 additional pounds of fuel capacity. This celebrated jet won the Collier Trophy, a coveted award in aviation.
Carrying up to 19 passengers in a full-height cabin, the Gulfstream G650ER is capable of completing routes from New York to Beijing or Buenos Aires to Los Angeles, by flying at nearly the speed of sound. A water-sterilization system in the galley and 100-percent fresh air circulation in the cabin are bragging points of this smart jet with in-cabin tech controlled with a smartphone app.
In the cockpit, a flight deck with EFVS and synthetic vision flight display make this long-range business jet a pleasure to fly.
Find aircraft for sale for an average of $33 million.