Mid-Size Jets for Sale

Mid-size jets typically offer ranges between 2,000nm and 3,500nm and are ideal for owners and operators flying cross-continental trips or transporting 7-9 passengers regularly. Popular jets within this category are currently manufactured by Bombardier,  Cessna,  Embraer and Gulfstream, while out-of-production models can be purchased on the used market built by Hawker, among others. Those in the market for a new mid-size jet can expect to pay between $12m and $21m. Buyers shopping in the pre-owned marketplace will find models for substantially less money, depending on age, condition and maintenance status (among other things).

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Gulfstream G280

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North America + Canada, United States - MD, For Sale by Avpro Inc.
  • Year 2013
  • S/N 2026
  • Total Time 3166
• One U.S. Corporate Owner & Operated • FAR Part 135 Since New – Excellent Pedigree • New Paint by West Star Aviation, July 2021 • Engines &
New Paint by West Star Aviation 2021
Updated 14 Sep 2021

Gulfstream G280

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Gulfstream G280

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North America + Canada, United States - IL, For Sale by Elliott Jets
  • Year 2013
  • S/N 2018
  • Total Time 3975
SELLER WILL TAKE TRADES! Seller can provide financing! Gulfstream G280, low hours with engines and APU on MSP Gold and
SELLER WILL TAKE TRADES!
Updated 24 May 2021

Gulfstream G280

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North America + Canada, United States - TX, For Sale by MENTE Group, LLC
  • Year 2016
  • S/N 2094
  • Total Time 1211
Highlights: Strong Pedigree with One U.S. Corporate Owner Since New Engines and APU Enrolled on MSP Gold Airframe On
Updated 15 Sep 2021
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Gulfstream G280

Price: USD $16,950,000

Gulfstream G280

Price: USD $16,950,000
North America + Canada, United States - AL, For Sale by MENTE Group, LLC
  • Year 2017
  • S/N 2102
  • Total Time 1257
Highlights: Strong Pedigree as Ex-Gulfstream Demonstrator and One U.S. Corporate Owner Since New Engines and APU Enrolled on MSP
Updated 11 Aug 2021

Gulfstream G280

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Gulfstream G280

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Jetavia Ltd
  • Year 2013
  • S/N Offmarket
  • Total Time 1300
Entry into service 2014.   9 pax plus jumpseat. Very low total time.  Engines and APU on MSP.  ADS-B out V2 | TCAS 7.1 | CPDLC |
Updated 02 Jul 2021

Gulfstream G280

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Gulfstream G280

Deal pending
North America + Canada, United States - FL, For Sale by East Coast Jet Center, Inc.
  • Year 2016
  • S/N 2101
  • Total Time 2180
One Owner Since New - Private Use Only (No Charter) Always Hangared No Damage History Gulfstream Factory Maintenance
Updated 16 Sep 2021
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FAQs: Mid Size Jets for Sale

Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions for Mid Size Jets for sale
  • What is the most popular Mid-Size Jet model?

    The Bombardier Challenger 300 is the best-selling Mid-Size Jet model to date. According to JETNET data, 457 units were sold over a production run lasting between 2003 and 2014. However, the Challenger 350 – which replaced the Challenger 300 on the product line in 2014 – looks set to eventually also replace it as the best-selling Mid-Size Jet. As of Summer 2021, the Challenger 350 had shipped 394 units.

  • How much does a Mid-Size Jet cost?

    While brand new Mid-Size Jets cost between $9.9m and $29,765m, per Aircraft Bluebook’s Autumn 2021 data, buyers shopping the pre-owned market will find an even wider range of pricing. For example, while a 2021 model Gulfstream G280 costs $24,5m, a 2012 model costs an average $9.0m.

  • How safe are Light Jets to fly?

    Mid-Size Jets are very safe to fly. The modern production aircraft in this category all incorporate highly sophisticated all-glass avionics suites that include excellent situational awareness instruments.

  • How fast do Mid-Size Jets fly?

    With a few exceptions, the Mid-Size Jets are a little slower than Large Jets, but faster than many of the Light Jets. The majority of aircraft in this category have a top cruise speed somewhere between 430kts and 480kts. The notable exception is the Cessna Citation X (525kts), which once held the title as the fastest civilian jet.

Mid-Size Jets For Sale Overview

By Matt Harris

A mid-size jet puts the US East coast within non-stop reach of the West Coast, while the super mid-size jets at the top end of the category are capable of crossing the Atlantic non-stop. Buyers can expect a mid-size jet cabin to offer a galley area, enclosed lavatory and accessible luggage area.

Mid-Size Jets offer a wide range of capabilities that bridge the gap between the biggest Light Jets and the smaller, trans-continental Large Jets. Categorized here as jets weighing between 20,001lbs and 40,000lbs, aircraft in the Mid-Size Jet category typically seat between six and nine passengers.


Manufacturers currently building Mid-Size Jets include Bombardier Challenger, Cessna, Embraer, and Gulfstream. The pre-owned market includes many models built by these same OEMs that are no longer in production, while additional popular Mid-Size Jets built by Bombardier Learjet, Dassault, Hawker and others can also be found.


Aircraft at the lower end of the Mid-Size Jet segment (for example, the Bombardier Learjet 75 and Cessna Citation XLS+) are capable of non-stop ranges of nearly 2,000 nautical miles, whereas the larger jets within the segment – often referred to as ‘Super Mid-Size Jets’ have transcontinental capabilities between 3,000 and 4,000 nautical miles, connecting the east and west coasts of the United States.


Super Mid-Size Jet examples include the Bombardier Challenger 350, Gulfstream G280 and Embraer Praetor 600, among others.


Essentially, Mid-Size Jets provide a good travel solution for charter operators and businesses needing to carry more people than the Light Jets can over similar distances, or to carry similar passenger payloads as the Light Jets typically do, but over greater distances.


The offset is that Mid-Size Jets need to operate from longer runways than lighter jets, and therefore cannot access as many airports as smaller private jets can.


Inevitably, with higher performance capability also comes with greater operating and acquisition costs. According to Aircraft Bluebook’s winter 2020 data, a new Mid-Size Jet costs between $9.0m (for a Bombardier Learjet 75 Liberty) and $21.0m for a Super Mid-Size Cessna Citation Longitude or Gulfstream G280.


Jets in the Mid-Size category also begin to offer more connectivity options than their smaller counterparts, since the larger airframes are able to facilitate some of the required antennas for the more sophisticated satellite communications. This enhances the productivity of the cabin occupants, while cabin comfort is enhanced with more extensive galley and lavatory facilities.


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