#10 Dassault Falcon 7X
The Dassault Falcon 7X is a French creation that is priced at $53.8 million as of 2021. The jet was introduced to the world at the 2001 Paris Air Show but took its first flight 5 May 2005. As of 2020, Dassault Aviation has manufactured 289 Falcon 7X jets for a variety of customers.
More efficient use of time is one of the many perks of private jet travel. There are no long lines at the terminals, and you do not need to rush to get to the airport just to wait near the gate thumbing through magazines. The Falcon 7X takes efficiency a step further with a flight range of 5,950 nautical miles. This means that you can take this plane from New York to Prague without having to refuel.
The Falcon 7X accommodates 20 passengers and two crew members. As one would imagine, cabin seating is plush, and there is room on the plane for custom amenities such as a shower.
When the Dassault touts the Falcon 7X’s interior design as award-winning, it is not simply spouting a sales pitch. The jet’s interior design actually did pick up the 2009 Good Design Award by the European Centre for Architecture, Art and Design.
#9 Gulfstream G500
The Gulfstream G500 was built by Gulfstream Aerospace and introduced to the market 27 September 2018. As of 2021, Gulfstream has built over 32 G500s. The Gulfstream G500 is not the most expensive jet, but it does have an equipped price of $48.5 million.
The G500’s main claim to fame is its high-performance, twin engine design. Today’s private jet owners expect their planes to do double duty as business-class and leisure travel jets. They need a plane that can take off and land without a fuss on short runways and at high-altitude airports. For this, the Gulfstream G500 checks all of the boxes.
The G500 cruises at Mach 0.90, which means less time in the air for long-haul flights. However, when you see this jet’s deluxe interior cabin, you may regret the shorter flight times. Gulfstream Aerospace offers a couple of custom cabin configurations to suit owners’ needs. You can get a G500 that seats up to 19 passengers and sleeps up to eight people. The jet’s ultra-quiet cabin comes with a kitchen and built-in tables for dining or desk work.
#8 Bombardier BD 700 Global Express
The Bombardier BD 700 Global Express was designed and built by Canada’s Bombardier Aviation. The veteran, high-speed jet was introduced to the market in July 1999. Currently, Bombardier Aviation has built over 816 Global Express jets, and the aircraft is priced above $47 million.
The Bombardier BD 700 Global Express is a sought-after aircraft mainly because of its remarkable range of nearly 5,500 nautical miles at long-range cruising speed carrying its maximum payload weight. With a high cruising speed of Mach .88 and a normal cruising speed of Mach 0.85, the Global Express sets the bar high for long-range, high-speed private jet travel.
Bombardier Aviation makes Global Express jets that come in different configurations based on the owners’ seating and living space needs. For instance, you can get a Global Express that seats 18 passengers and two crew members. Seating capacity can be reduced to make room for a galley, conference space or workstations. The Bombardier BD 700 Global Express can also be outfitted with a stateroom that features a bed, toilet and shower.
#7 Embraer Lineage 1000E
The Lineage 1000E was designed by Brazilian aerospace company Embraer. The jet was first offered 7 May 2009, and over 28 Lineage 1000Es have been built to date. This jet is packed with premium features that reflect its $50 million price tag.
The Lineage 1000E features a respectable 4,600 nautical mile range that will allow you to fly from LaGuardia to Heathrow without a refueling stop. The jet uses a state-of-the-art Honeywell avionics system that is equipped with fly-by-wire technology to ensure superior performance and safety.
The Lineage 1000E has seating for 19 passengers, and its well-appointed cabin is divided into five separate zones. Depending on the configuration that you choose, you can get a Lineage 1000E that comes with a two-sided gourmet galley and a master suite that has a walk-in shower.
#6 Gulfstream G650ER
The Gulfstream G650ER was designed and built by Gulfstream Aerospace. The first G650ER debuted in December 2012, and over 400 of them have been built by Gulfstream Aerospace to date. The Gulfstream G650ER has a base price of over $71 million.
The Gulfstream G650ER is known for its long-range capabilities. It can be flown a remarkable 7,500 nautical miles before it needs refueling.
The G650ER’s exceptional performance is only slightly eclipsed by its cabin experience. Step into the G650ER interior, and you’ll discover a 3-zone passenger cabin. The first section includes group seating. The second area contains a dining/conference setting. The third section can be configured as a state room or a living room suite. The G650ER accommodates 14 passengers and four crew members.