What Are the Longest Range Private Jets?

Long range private jets can travel around the world without refueling and provide luxury and comfort for passengers.

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Find out how our tip five picks for long range private jets. [Credit: Stock Photo]

Editor’s note: The following article is not intended to be a ranking, but is only to serve as a list of possible options. As the saying goes, your mileage may vary.

Are you looking to purchase a jet in the future? When considering purchasing a jet, consider how often and how far you will be flying and invest in a private jet that will accommodate the ranges you expect. For international and coast-to-coast flights, a long range jet may be the best option.

Quicklook: Longest Range Private Jets

5 Longest Range Private Jet Options

When shopping for a long range private jet, consider range, fuel efficiency, passenger capacity, operating speeds, and price to understand what you are getting before you buy. Here are FLYING’s top picks for long range private jets. 

Gulfstream G650ER

Gulfstream has been known for leading the industry in quality private jets for years. To keep ahead of the competition, Gulfstream is constantly making updates and refinements to their available fleet of aircraft and the Gulfstream G650ER is no exception. The Gulfstream G650ER features powerful Rolls-Royce turbofans and will fly as far as 7,500nm, making it a great option for your next long range jet. 

Range: 7,500 nautical miles

Number of Passengers: Up to 19 passengers

Max Speeds

  • High speed cruise: Mach .9
  • Long range cruise: Mach .85
  • Maximum operating speed: Mach .925

Price: $66.5 million

Special Features

  • Gulfstream’s clean air system delivers 100% fresh air every two to three minutes 
  • Sixteen panoramic oval windows 
  • The divan and single seats convert to beds 
  • Predictive Landing Performance System 

Bombardier Global 7500 

Bombardier is focused on creating a luxurious experience for both passengers and pilots. The Bombardier Global 7500 features more than most with multiple living spaces, including a kitchen. The Global 7500 holds the claim for industry-leading 7,700 nautical mile range and exceptional short-field performance. For long trips or short trips into long or short runways, the Bombardier may be perfect for your next business jet. 

Range: 7,700 nautical miles

Number of Passengers: Up to 19 passengers

Max Speeds

  • High speed cruise: Mach .9
  • Long range cruise: Mach .85
  • Maximum operating speed: Mach .925

Price: $72.5 million

Special Features:

  • Bombardier Pũr Air features an advanced HEPA filter that captures up to 99.99% of allergens, bacteria, and viruses 
  • Four full living spaces, a full kitchen, and a dedicated crew suite
  • True stand-up shower in the master En Suite 
  • Touch cabin management system 

Boeing Business Jet 787

The Boeing Business Jet 787 is large enough for a party in the sky. With more than your average private jet, the Boeing Business Jet 787 offers room for hundreds of passengers and personalization options that no other private jet can offer. The hefty aircraft comes at a hefty price tag, but for luxury, comfort, and range, there is no competition. 

Range: 10,000 nautical miles

Number of Passengers: Up to 335 passengers

Max Speeds

  • High speed cruise: Mach .85
  • Long range cruise: Mach .8
  • Maximum operating speed: Mach .9

Price: $239 million

Special Features:

  • Lighting can be operated through a customizable smartphone app 
  • Master bedroom, master bathroom, lounge and dining room
  • High domed ceilings and ample lounging space 
  • Pressurized 2,000ft below its direct competitors, helping with jetlag

Cessna Citation Longitude

The Cessna Citation Longitude may be an option for you if your long range flights consist of coast to coast and not quite from Sydney to New York. This mid-sized private jet offers a luxurious flying experience that Cessna jets are known for without losing any of the performance. On top of providing luxury and practicality, the Cessna Citation Longitude offers the lowest direct operating costs of any super-midsize jet.  

Range: 3,500 nautical miles

Number of Passengers: Up to 12 passengers

Max Speeds

  • High speed cruise: Mach .72
  • Long range cruise: Mach .72
  • Maximum operating speed: .84 

Price Range: $26.5-$28 million

Special Features

  • Citation Longitude jet features fully integrated autothrottles and LINXUS software 
  • High capacity baggage areas
  • 24/7 support with 1CALL hotline for owners and operators 
  • Over five years of ownership save at least 15% in operating costs

Dassault Falcon 8X

The newest version of the Dassault Falcon brings longer ranges, 500nm extra than the predecessor, and increased efficiency. With a smaller design as well, the Dassault Falcon 8X was sure not to compromise comfort for space. The smaller size of this business jet is a pro, allowing the Falcon 8X to take off and land at smaller airports than before, getting you to those hard to reach destinations. 

Range: 6,450 nautical miles

Number of Passengers: Up to 19 passengers

Max Speeds

  • High speed cruise: Mach .55
  • Long range cruise: Mach .55
  • Maximum operating speed: .9

Price Range: $58 million

Special Features:

  • Customizable interior components  
  • Ka-band Satcom solution  
  • Falcon HD+ in-flight system
  • 32 extra large windows for natural light  
  • The Dassault Falcon 8X is up to 20% more fuel efficient than other aircraft in ultra-long range flights

What Does Range Mean in Aviation?

The range of an aircraft refers to the maximum distance an aircraft can fly between takeoff and landing before it needs to refuel. Most aircraft use nautical miles to note ranges but they can be easily converted to miles or kilometers for easier understanding. 

What Is the Range of Commercial Airliners? 

Airliners' range is dependent on size. Ulta-long range airlines, on average, have a range between 8,000-9,500 nautical miles. The longest range airliner in service is the Airbus A350 XWB Ultra Long Range, capable of flying up to 9,700 nautical miles before refueling.

Benefits of a Long Range Private Jet

There are many benefits to long range private jets. 

  • High passenger capacity compared to light or mid-sized jets
  • Travel at much higher speeds to decrease time in flight
  • Can fly up to 14 hours+ without a fuel stop
  • Luxurious environment
  • High altitude flying decreased turbulence 

Fly Far and Fly Luxurious 

Long range private jets can provide the luxury, comfort, and convenience you need. Whether it's from New York to Los Angeles or a round-the-globe trip, a long range private jet may be the solution. For more information regarding long range private jets and to stay up to date on all things aviation subscribe to FLYING Magazine. 

FAQ


FAQ

How far can private jets go?

Private jets can travel between 2,000-10,000 nautical miles depending on the size and the weight of the aircraft. Long range jets range between 3,500-10,000 nautical miles.

Can a private jet cross the Atlantic?

Yes, private jets can cross the Atlantic ocean as long as their fuel capacity and range allows for it.

How much do private jets cost?

The price for a brand-new private jet ranges from $2 million to $500 million. This price can vary greatly depending on many factors, including size, range, customization and engines.


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