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The 10 Most Expensive Private Jets in the World - Charter Flight Group

The 10 Most Expensive Private Jets in the World

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August 27, 2021

Yves Brancheau

The first time that you took a private jet charter you were hooked. It was not just the uber-comfortable seating, spacious legroom and the absence of screaming tots that made you want to never take a commercial flight again. It was the whole experience that took you in. Just when it seems that private air travel couldn’t get any better, you run across this list of the world’s most expensive private jets.

This thoughtfully curated list of pricey jets includes planes that are owned by movie moguls, businessmen and royalty. The Boeing jet models are so common that we’ve excluded them from this top 10 list of world’s most expensive private jets.

#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.

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#5 Bombardier Global 7500

The Bombardier Global 7500 was designed and built by Bombardier Aviation. It debuted on 20 December 2018. As of March 2021, Bombardier Aviation has produced 50 Global 7500s. The base price of this jet is $73 million.

The Bombardier Global 7500 is arguably one of the industry’s longest-range private jets in its category. Its travel range is an unheard of 7,700 nautical miles.

The Global 7500’s cabin is huge by industry standards. It has a width of 8 feet, a length of 54.43 feet and a height of 6.17 feet. The jet seats 19 people. Depending on your choice of cabin configurations, you can get a Global 7500 that includes a master suite, a crew suite and a kitchen.

#4 Airbus ACJ 319

The Airbus ACJ 319 is a product of France’s Airbus Aviation company. The jet was first introduced to the market in 1997, and it is priced at over $92 million.

The Airbus ACJ 319 boasts some impressive performance specifications. It has a maximum cruise speed of 516 knots and a travel range of 6,500 nautical miles.

The ACJ 319 cabin is all that you have come to expect from Airbus. The large interior accommodates 39 people, and no one must strain their neck to walk through the aisles. The jet’s cabin height is 7.28 feet.

#3 Gulfstream III

The Gulfstream III is a Gulfstream Aerospace creation that was first introduced to the market in the early 1980s. Considering all of the customizations that this jet has undergone over the years, you can expect to pay between $37 million and $225 million for a Gulfstream III.

The Gulfstream III is equipped with a top-rated Honeywell avionics system and two Rolls Royce engines. It has a maximum cruise speed of 478 knots and a travel range of 3,750 nautical miles.

The Gulfstream III cabin is a modest size compared to its peers. It has a width of 6.23 feet, a length of 41.34 feet and a height of 5.91 feet. The Gulfstream III can accommodate 14 passengers.

#2 Airbus A340 300

The Airbus A340 300 was designed and built by Airbus, and it took its first flight on 25 October 1991. The jet ranges in price from $350 million to $500 million, which still doesn’t qualify it to be called the most expensive private jet in the world.

People buy the Airbus A340 300 to operate charter services mainly. The giant private jet has a travel range of 7,400 nautical miles and a large cargo space that is needed to serve patrons at maximum capacity.

The A340 300 seats 250 to 290 passengers depending on the chosen cabin configuration. Its cabin features wide aisles, comfortable seats and inflight entertainment capabilities.

#1 Airbus A380 Custom

The Airbus A380 was designed and built by Airbus, and it took its maiden flight on 27 April 2005. At the time of its debut, the Airbus A380 was the largest passenger jet in the world. Today, Airbus has manufactured 248 A380s, and the jet has a base list price of over $400 million.

The most famous A380 is the one that is owned by Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. The large passenger plane was originally designed for commercial use, but leave it to a prince to add the personal touches that transform this commercial-sized jet into an opulent hangout in the sky.

The prince’s custom Airbus A380 is Saudi Arabia’s answer to Air Force One, and it is the most expensive private jet on our list. It features a 10-person concert hall, a fully-equipped spa and a garage for the prince’s Rolls-Royce. The most expensive jet on our list wouldn’t be complete without its four lavish staterooms and elevator.

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