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Top 5 Heavy Jets to Charter


14th June 2023

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Heavy jets, also referred to as large-cabin jets, are a class of business jet aircraft specifically designed for long-range travel and capable of carrying a larger number of passengers.

Featuring luxurious amenities such as hot catering and comfortable seating, they have extended range capabilities, making them ideal for intercontinental and transoceanic flights. With seating capacities ranging from 10 to 14 passengers, heavy jets offer a comfortable and lavish travel experience.

Falcon 2000LXS

The Falcon 2000LXS is a heavy business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation, a French aerospace company. It is the successor to the Falcon 2000LX, offering improved performance, efficiency, and range due to its newly designed winglets.

It features two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C turbofan engines, providing it with a maximum range of around 4,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.86. It can fly non-stop on transatlantic flights such as New York to Paris, or Los Angeles to London.

The cabin of the Falcon 2000LXS is known for its spaciousness and flexibility. It typically accommodates up to 10 passengers, offering a comfortable, quiet and well-appointed environment for both work and relaxation. The cabin can be configured with various seating arrangements, allowing for executive seating, conference areas, or a dedicated sleeping area. It is equipped with advanced technology, including the FalconCabin HD+ entertainment system and an intuitive cabin management system.

The Falcon 2000LXS incorporates advanced avionics, including the EASy II flight deck, which provides pilots with enhanced situational awareness and intuitive controls. The upgraded winglets reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency, resulting in lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact.

2000 LSX in flight

Challenger 850

The Challenger 850 is a jet produced by Bombardier Aerospace. It is based on the successful Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet and is often used for corporate, VIP, and charter operations.

The twin-engine aircraft is equipped with two General Electric CF34-3B1 turbofan engines, which provide it with a maximum range of around 2,811 nautical miles and a top speed of approximately Mach 0.82. It has excellent runway performance, allowing it to operate from shorter runways compared to other jets in its class.

The Challenger 850’s cabin is spacious and luxurious, which compares to ultra-long range jet cabins. This provides greater value for money as it can accommodate 12 to 14 passengers in a comfortable and well-appointed environment. It features large windows, ample headroom, and a generous baggage compartment for passengers’ convenience.

For those wanting to fly short to medium range, the Challenger 850 is perfect if you require more space than the standard range in its class.

challenger 850 in flight private jet

Legacy 650

The Legacy 650 is a heavy jet manufactured by Embraer. It is the successor Legacy 600, offering enhanced performance and increased range capabilities.

It is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE 2100A2 turbofan engines and can fly approximately 3,900 nautical miles, allowing for nonstop flights on long-haul transatlantic routes. It has a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.80, enabling efficient travel at high altitudes.

The cabin of the Legacy 650 is spacious and accommodates up to 13 passengers as well as a large baggage hold, topping all others in its class. The cabin features three customisable zones making it the perfect jet for larger groups who require privacy.

The Legacy 650 incorporates advanced avionics and systems. It is equipped with the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite, which includes a digital flight deck, weather radar, and navigation systems. The aircraft also features advanced auto throttle and autopilot systems, providing precise and efficient control during all phases of flight.

legacy embraer in flight private jet hire

Challenger 605

The Challenger 605 is a large-cabin business jet manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace. It is a member of the popular Challenger family, known for its spaciousness, comfort, and long-range capabilities.

This jet is powered by two General Electric CF34-3B engines, providing it with a maximum range of approximately 4,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.82. With its impressive range, the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop on long-haul routes.

The cabin features controllable mood lighting to create the perfect environment as well as bigger windows to let in natural light. The cabin is also wider than others in the Challenger series, particularly succeeding the 604.

The Challenger 605 is complete with the Bombardier Vision flight deck. This features Pro Line 21 avionics, offering pilots enhanced situational awareness, integrated weather radar, and advanced navigation and communication systems.

challenger 605 flying in air private jet hire

Falcon 900LX

The Falcon 900LX is a large-cabin, long-range business jet produced by Dassault Aviation. It is an upgraded version of the Falcon 900EX, offering improved performance, fuel efficiency, and comfort.

Unlike other jets in its class, the Falcon 900LX is powered by three Honeywell TFE731-60 turbofan engines over the standard two. This gives the jet a maximum range of approximately 4,750 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.84. The cabin of the Falcon 900LX is renowned for its spaciousness and versatility. It typically accommodates up to 14 passengers, and can be split into three sections. It also features noise-reducing insulation for a peaceful flight.

The Falcon 900LX incorporates advanced avionics and systems, featuring the EASy II flight deck by Dassault. It offers a range of additional features and improvements, including blended winglets that enhance aerodynamic efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. This results in reduced operating costs and environmental impact.

falcon 900lx in mid air private jet rental

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


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