Large Cabin Jets
Bombardier Challenger 600
The Challenger 600 is more like an airliner than a private jet. Comparable to the Boeing 737, it offers much more cabin space than any similar aircraft. It is quiet, fairly economical, and handles well. Pilots love to fly it, and passengers love the spacious, comfortable cabin and transcontinental range.
Bombardier Challenger 601-1A
Bombardier designed the original Challenger 601 with the primary goal of passenger comfort. It is unusually wide-bodied and can carry up to nineteen passengers in its 8.2 foot wide cabin, yet it has transcontinental range, and is able to complete nonstop flights between almost any two cities in the United States. The 601 series has improved immensely over the 600, with a more reliable flight system and increased maintainability. The 601-1A iteration signifies the use of General Electric CF43-1A engines and drag-reducing winglets.
Bombardier Challenger 601-3A
The Challenger 601-3A long-range business jet has made leaps and bounds from the original Challenger 600. With better performing engines, greater range and increased reliability, the -3A variant offers plenty of desirable qualities in its class, even two decades later.
Bombardier Challenger 601-3R
A derivative of the Challenger 600, the Challenger 601 was designed with the primary goal of passenger comfort. It is unusually wide-bodied and can carry up to nineteen passengers in its 8.2 foot wide cabin, yet it has transcontinental range, and is able to complete nonstop flights between almost any two cities in the United States. Its flight systems are reliable and it is generally very easy to maintain. The 601 series includes two variations: the 601-3A and 601 3R.
Bombardier Challenger 604
Beginning with the original Challenger 600, Bombardier created a successful family of business jets. After numerous refinements and upgrades, the Challenger 604 secures the family name in the long-range, business jet market. Certified in 1995, the 604 provides range, speed, and sophistication and style.
Bombardier Challenger 605
Bombardier’s Challenger series, perhaps its most successful line, has only become better with experience. Because the original Challenger was so successful, Bombardier continues to use its general design while incorporating up-to-date technology and improvements on well-received components. It would be a challenge, pun intended, to fill the shoes of the Challenger 604, the “best-selling model in the heavy-iron category.” However, the Challenger 605 maintains every praised feature of its predecessor, adding freedom, innovation and performance capabilities. It’s no wonder that this $27 million long-range business jet is a valuable asset to corporate clients.
Dassault Falcon 2000
It was a bit surprising when Dassault, a French company known for high standards of performance and technological advancement, announced that their next jet would be optimized for economy. Fortunately, they managed to create the Falcon 2000 without sacrificing their usual high standard of excellence. The Falcon 2000 is a private jet with a large cabin, transcontinental range, and fast cruise speeds. It can easily complete nonstop flights such as trips from Miami to Seattle, or from Boston to San Francisco.
Dassault Falcon 2000DX
High standards of engineering, structural quality, and technological advancement are at the forefront of the Dassault Family thinking. The Falcon 900 series has been one of Dassaults best-performing aircraft. However, few wide-body aircraft in the market compelled Dassault to produce a wide-body, shorter range line: the Falcon 2000. The 2000 series is a reduced size (6 feet shorter), twin-engine version of the 900. It was certified in 1995 and has since produced upgraded variations including the Falcon 2000DX, EX, and the latest LX.
Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASY
Eight years after the release of the successful Falcon 2000, Dassault released the Falcon 2000EX. It still had all of the components that made the Falcon 2000 great – economy, speed, a large cabin – but improved on all of these elements to make an even better jet.
Dassault Falcon 2000LX
Over a decade after the release of the successful Falcon 2000, Dassault released the Falcon 2000LX. It still has all of the components that made the Falcon 2000 series great – economy, speed, a large cabin – but improved on all of these elements to make an even better jet. The long-range Falcon 2000LX, essentially the EX model with the addition of winglets, is the most advanced and up-to-date aircraft in the series.
Dassault Falcon 900
The Falcon 900 was Dassault’s first foray into the heavy-iron private jet market. This is not to say that Dassault is an inexperienced company, by any means – their jets are known for having high standards of engineering, structural quality, and technological advancement – but the Falcon 900 was a step beyond where they had gone before.
Dassault Falcon 900B
The Dassault Family creates jets with high standards of engineering, structural quality, and technological advancement. Dassault is constantly redesigning and improving their aircraft to uphold these standards. In the intercontinental business jet category, the tri-jet Falcon 900s excel. Certified in 1992, the Falcon 900B iteration derives from its eight-year-old predecessor, the original Falcon 900. The “B” refers to upgraded engines, producing more power and performance capacity. It was so successful that 900s can be retrofitted to 900B capabilities.
Dassault Falcon 900C
The Dassault Family creates jets with high standards of engineering, structural quality, and technological advancement. Dassault is constantly redesigning and improving their aircraft to uphold these standards. In the intercontinental business jet category, the tri-jet Falcon 900s excel. Introduced in 2000, the Falcon 900C is the sculpted, evolved version of its predecessor, the original Falcon 900, combining the 900B’s improvements with the innovative avionics of the 900EX.
Dassault Falcon 900DX
With 44 years in the industry, Dassault-Aviation’s Falcon family is comprised of highly-reputable, two- or three-engine business jets. Evolved from the original long-range Falcon 900, the Falcon 900DX is just one step down from the top-performing EX. Offering all but a few of the EX’s competitive performance capabilities, the Falcon 900DX is a value at under $35 million. The Falcon 900DX was introduced in 2005 and continues to be manufactured today.
Dassault Falcon 900EX
Dassault, a company known for having high standards of engineering, structural quality, and technological advancement, made an impact on the heavy-iron private jet market with the Falcon 900. Ten years later, they improved an already-great private jet and introduced the Falcon 900EX.
Today, Gulfstream jets are used as a model for comparing large executive aircraft. The Gulfstream II is the quintessential example of a transcontinental-range jet that has stood alone in its class. After manufacturing the original Gulfstream I turboprop executive jet, Gulfstream completely tore it apart and started from the ground up. The G-II was introduced in 1965, completely altered and enhanced.
The Gulfstream GIIB is part of the elite large-cabin global private jets. It was designed for optimal range, runway performance, and flight performance. Since its release to the market, it has become one of the most-used private jets in the business world; companies like IBM and General Motors purchased more than one GII, and Coca-Cola purchased four. The Gulfstream GIIB has intercontinental range, and is truly an international jet. Its owners routinely take trips around the world to every destination imaginable: New York, Tel Aviv, Djokjakarta, Perth, Bora Bora, Sydney. The GIIB can go everywhere.
The Gulfstream G-III is the third generation of a very successful family line of private jets. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp designed the Gulfstream G-III to be similar to the GII (of which more than 250 models were sold), but better. The G-III can fly 4,600 miles (4,000 nautical miles) at a speed of .84 Mach while carrying eight passengers. Alternately, it can fly 4,140 miles (3,600 nautical miles) at the same speed with twice the amount of passengers.
Embraer Legacy 600
Usually a company finds a niche and sticks with it. Not Embraer. After the huge success of their 146 jetliner, they still wanted to branch out into the corporate jet market. The Legacy 600 is Embraer’s first attempt business jet but it doesn’t show. Certified in 1999, the highly-successful Legacy 600 continues to be manufactured today. At the end of 2008, the running total was 154. Now the Legacy series, although still in development, is highly-anticipated and promises the most up-to-date technology yet.
Embraer Legacy Shuttle
The Embraer Legacy Shuttle began life as a highly successful commercial aircraft in 1999. Its parent company, Embraer, decided that their popular 50-passenger commercial jet, the ERJ-135, would translate well into a 1-passenger private jet. The resulting aircraft was a cross between the ERJ-135 and -145, and was met with success in the private jet industry. Modified in several ways to meet the needs of corporate jet flyers, the jet retained a large majority of its original design.