- 01 Jun 2020
- Mike Chase
- Jets Comparison
Large jets include ultra-long-range and large cabin business jets, and are ideal for owners needing to fly trans-oceanic trips or transporting larger groups of passengers on a regular basis. Range capabilities of large jets vary between around 3,500 nautical miles up to almost 7,500nm non-stop, and the cabins of these aircraft can comfortably accommodate 10 to 18 passengers. Amenities tend to include a galley, lavatory (or two) and in-flight accessible luggage area, while some also offer a dedicated crew rest area. Most large jets have seats that can be easily reconfigured as beds for those longer flights. Popular aircraft in this category include jets built by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault , Embraer and Gulfstream. The cost to buy a new large jet runs from approximately $25m to $75m for the purpose built business jets to more than $100m for a VVIP converted airliner (BBJ or ACJ). Buyers in the pre-owned market will find models for significantly less – depending on age, condition and maintenance status, among other items.
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