The world’s 5 fastest private aircraft

Private jets can be classified according to luxury, exclusivity, range, or speed. What is undeniable is that it has become the most efficient mode of transport, since it not only saves you time but also the money that this implies.

We have made a countdown of the fastest private planes in the world, and in those cases, where speed implies a tie, the range will serve as a deciding factor, since if we can save a refueling stop, we will be arriving with greater speed to our destination.

It is worth noting that other factors can influence the flight speed of jets, such as weather conditions, weight on board, engine power, and even the aircraft’s fuel consumption efficiency. However, this comparison is made under conditions that are assumed to be standard.

5. Gulfstream G550 (1,092 km/h).

Gulfstream G550

The G550 can travel at Mach 0.885 (1,092 km/h), with a range of 12,501 km, carrying up to 19 passengers and two crew with a maximum takeoff weight of 4,127 kg. It has an estimated price of approximately US$ 62 million. Given the range without refueling and the passenger capacity, they make it an excellent option to move on intercontinental trips.

4. Bombardier Global 6000 (1,099 km/h).

Bombardier Global 6000

This aircraft can reach a maximum speed of 0.89 Mach (1099 km/h) and travel for more than 11,112 km. It is powered by two turbofan engines, from the prestigious Rolls Royce brand, model BR710A2-20, which allows it to travel intercontinental distances with several up to 13 passengers. It has a cost of a little more than $62 million.

3. Bombardier Global 6500 (1,111km/h).

Bombardier Global 6500

In position number 3, we have the Global 6500 as the leader since even though it shares the same speed with the Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X, it is the one that offers the greatest range. When we check the distances of each of these jets, we see the Falcon 7X (11,019km), Falcon 8X (11,945km), and the Global 6500 (12,000km). The Global 6500 can carry up to 17 passengers on non-stop flights, such as from New York to Dubai.

2. Bombardier Global 7500 (1,142 km/h).

Bombardier Global 7500

At a maximum speed of 0.925 Mach (1,142 km/h), we find four models of private jets, in this speed range, Gulfstream and Bombardier have become the closest competitors. Both companies, each time, strive to present comforts in the cabin and technical details that translate into flagships of excellence and maximum comfort for the user.

When comparing the specifications regarding the range, between the Gulfstream G650 (12,960 km), Gulfstream G650ER (15,518 km), Bombardier Global 7500 (15,907 km), and Bombardier Global 8000 (14,631 km), allows us to point to the Bombardier Global 7500, as a jet leader in this category, given its unrivaled long-range and high-speed capacity, including its capacity for fuel reserve, which translates into unbeatable performance.

1. Cessna Citation X+ (1,154 km/h).

Cessna Citation X+

The leadership in this top 5 speed in private jets is taken by the Cessna Citation X+, the plane that can travel at Mach 0.935 or 1,154 km/h, with a capacity of 12 passengers, traveling up to 5,980 km. It is powered by two Rolls Royce turbofan engines, AE 3007C, and Honeywell Primus 2000 EFIS avionics, including 5 monitors. Priced around $24 million, this midsize jet is an unbeatable option.

We hope that this information is useful, allowing you to have evidence to select your jet when traveling and save time in the air.

Max Brog
CEO, South American Jets

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