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 $11.0m and $30.0m. 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

Price: USD $14,500,000 Price Reduced
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Gulfstream G280

Price: USD $14,500,000 Price Reduced
Europe, Austria, For Sale by SPARFELL
  • Year 2014
  • S/N 2039
  • Total Time 2372
HIGHLIGHTS Price Reduced to $14,500,000! Engines and APU on programs Europe based and EASA Certified Steep-approach operations FANS 1/A + Future Air
Europe based and EASA Certified
Updated 28 Feb 2024
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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 2007
  • Total Time 3172
Exceptional Ownership Pedigree                              Engines & APU Enrolled on MSP Gold                     Avionics Enrolled on Collins CASP GoGo L5 AVANCE 4G WiFi 10 Passenger
10 Passenger Preferred Floorplan
Updated 28 Dec 2023
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Gulfstream G280

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by The Jet Business
  • Year 2017
  • S/N 2128
  • Total Time 1595
– One Owner Since New – Always Hangared – U.S. Registered – Engines on Honeywell MSP Gold – APU on Honeywell MSP Gold – Automatic
Always Hangared - U.S. Registered
Updated 20 Nov 2023
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Gulfstream G280

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North America + Canada, United States - FL, For Sale by Fortune Jet Group Inc.
  • Year 2023
  • S/N 2266
  • Total Time 42
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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.

  • How much does a Mid-Size Jet cost?

    While brand new Mid-Size Jets cost between $9.9m and $29.97m, per Aircraft Bluebook’s Fall 2022 data, buyers shopping the pre-owned market will find an even wider range of pricing. For example, while a 2021 model Gulfstream G280 costs $21.0m, a 2012 model costs an average $13.5m.

  • 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, higher performance capability also comes with greater operating and acquisition costs. According to Aircraft Bluebook’s Winter 2023 data, a new Mid-Size Jet costs between $11.0m (for a Bombardier Learjet 75) and $30.0m for a Super Mid-Size Cessna Citation Longitude.


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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