The top private jets in the world

By Tempus | 26 Apr 2021 | Wealth, Travel, Speed

Elite Traveler launches new database providing information on over 60 of the world’s leading private jets

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In a world newly obsessed with the perks of travelling in total privacy, private jets have become more sought after than ever before, as the world looks forward to jetsetting in a luxurious, Covid-safe manner.

To that end, Elite Traveler, one of the world's leading private jet lifestyle magazines, has announced the launch of a comprehensive private jet database containing key information on the best business aircraft currently being produced.

The database, dubbed Top Jets and presented by the world’s first completely free self-service jet charter marketplace, JetASAP, offers those seeking private aviation the opportunity to search for their perfect aircraft from superlight jets such as the HondaJet to huge customised commercial airliners capable of carrying over 200 passengers, with leading private jet companies providing over 30 different variables on their current models.

Here is a look at three of the best models currently on the market, as picked by Elite Traveler and Tempus.

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EMBRAER PHENOM 300E

This remarkable machine is the fastest single-pilot jet in the world, capable of reaching Mach 0.8 (614 mph), and features a range of up to 2,010 nautical miles.

This is Embraer’s best-selling light jet and provides a nimble, efficient and capable means of reaching your destination, thanks to its two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535-E engines. Take the interior up a notch with the newly launched Bossa Nova package, offering an elegant black and gold cabin design.

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BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 7500

Breaking too many speed records to fit on the page, the Global 7500 is one of the fastest business jets on the market today with a top speed of Mach 0.925, or 710 mph. But what really sets this remarkable jet apart is its exceptional range of 7,700 nautical miles, making it one of the furthest flying private planes on the market.

The jet's considerable size is also notable, with an endless array of luxurious interior configurations available and scope for four living spaces, a full size kitchen and a dedicated crew suite.

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BOEING BBJ 747-8

The world’s largest private jet, the dual-level BBJ 747-8 jumbo, is fit for a king. Used primarily by heads of state to travel the globe, it is the pinnacle of elite VIP air travel.

Less like an aircraft and more like a palace in the sky, up to 5,179 sq ft awaits you onboard. Its size isn’t a hindrance when it comes to range as this jumbo jet is capable of carrying 100 passengers an impressive 8,875 nautical miles.