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Top 6 Light Jets to Charter

Light jets are the perfect aircraft for short to medium range trips. With seats typically for up to 10 passengers they are ideal for many types of journeys, from business jet charters to luxurious weekend getaways. They typically have a range of 1,500 to 2,500 nautical miles, and have superior flexibility, speed and affordability compared to larger business jets.  

Citation CJ4

The Citation CJ4, produced by Cessna Aircraft Company, is the fourth and most recent model in the Citation CJ series, which are known for their efficiency, reliability and affordability. 

The jet has a maximum speed of 835 km/h and a range of 2,165 nautical miles, due to its two Williams FJ44-4A turbofan engines. It also features a particularly spacious cabin for a light jet, with seating for up 8 passengers. The luxury cabin features a fully equipped galley with comfortable seating, productivity enhancing COOLVIEW and LED lighting, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. It also features a wireless cabin management system providing instant control of lighting, window shades and temperature. 

The CJ4 is known for its advanced avionics, which includes a Garmin G3000 flight deck with touchscreen displays, synthetic vision technology, and an auto-throttle system. It also features a redesigned wing and increased fuel capacity, allowing it to operate more efficiently and with a greater range than previous models in the CJ series. 

For those looking for an affordable and versatile aircraft for smaller groups, the CJ4 is a popular choice. 

light jet cj4


The Pilatus PC-24 is a super light jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft, based in Switzerland. Exceeding the older PC-12 single engine, the newer PC-24 features a twin-engine and can accommodate up to 8 passengers. It is unrivalled in its versatility and uniqueness, with the ability to operate from short and unpaved runways that other aircraft types cannot navigate.   

The PC-24 features two Williams FJ44-4A turbofan engines, which give it a maximum range of around 3,610 km and an impressive top speed of 815 km/h. 

Another unique feature is its large cargo door, which allows for easy loading and unloading of oversized items. It also has a spacious cabin, with a height of 5’1″ and a width of 5’7″, making it one of the most comfortable cabins in its class. 

The PC-24 is perfect for travel to locations that may not have a traditional runway or for flyers who want to try something different.  

Light jet Pilatus PC-24

Phenom 300

The Phenom 300 is a super light jet manufactured by Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace company. The successor to the popular Phenom 100, it was designed to provide a larger cabin which can seat up 7 passengers. It also features a more advanced cabin, enhanced performance, and increased range.  

It’s powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofan engines, which give it a maximum range of around 3,650 km and an impressive top speed of 963 km/h. 

In 2020, Embraer introduced an updated version called the Phenom 300E. The new version includes updated avionics, a redesigned cabin, and increased range. 

The Phenom 300 is a popular and reliable jet ideal for last minute business trips. With its spacious and comfortable cabin, advanced technology, and exceptional speed performance, it is a firm favourite for business travellers who need to get somewhere quickly!  

Light jet PHENOM 300 

Bombardier LearJet 75

The Learjet 75 is a super light jet produced by Bombardier Aerospace. It is the latest model in the Learjet family, which has been a popular choice for private jet charter for over 50 years. 

Powered by two Honeywell TFE731-40BR turbofan engines, the Learjet 75 has a range of around 3777 km/h using less fuel than average and a top speed of 861 km/h. 

The aircraft can accommodate up to 8 passengers and is known for its advanced avionics, which includes the touch screen Garmin G3000 flight deck containing multiple glass cockpit displays for operating a synthetic vision system, and a three-dimensional displayed rendering of terrain. 

The Learjet 75 is a popular jet for business aviation due to its speed, range, efficiency and advanced technology. 

light jet learjet 75

Citation M2

After the success of the Citation Mustang, Cessna created the Citation M2 – an exceptionally light jet with more reliability, comfort and efficiency. 

The M2 features two Williams FJ44-1AP-21 turbofan engines making it faster and more efficient than its predecessor, with a maximum range of around 2,871 km and a top speed of 748 km/h.  

The aircraft can accommodate up to 5 passengers. It is also known for its soft landings and smooth taxiing due, in part, to its robust trailing-link landing gear. 

The Citation M2 is a reliable and efficient jet and a popular choice for business and personal private jet charter. 

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With over 50 years’ experience in the private chartering industry, our brokers are here to assist with important business requirements and trips. With our expertise and knowledge in private aircraft, we are best placed to assist you in finding the ideal jet. Contact us today and request a quote for your next business jet charter.