Midsize Cabin Jets
Anyone familiar with the private jet industry knows about Cessna’s line of Citation business jets: economic, high-performing, comfortable private jets that consistently stand out in the market. The Citation III is one private jet that strikes the perfect balance between cost, performance, and comfort. It can fly from the Midwest to either coast, or nonstop from New York to Miami or Dallas.
Cessna’s line of business jets, the Citations, is known for economy, reliability, and performance. They have consistently stood out in the market since the first Citation rolled off the line in 1972. Their major breakthrough into the private jet market came with the success of the Citation III, which won the Collier Trophy and cemented Cessna’s reputation as a serious contender in the private jet market. The Citation VI is one of the updates for the Citation III; it is more economical both in acquisition cost and hourly operating cost.
Anyone familiar with the private jet industry knows about Cessna’s line of business jets, the Citations. They are designed to be economic, high-performing and comfortable, and they consistently stand out in the market. The Citation VII is the high-end version of the Citation VI. It uses different engines to increase cruise speed and takeoff performance. The cabin is more comfortable, featuring improved design options and increased soundproofing.
Announced in September 2002, Gulfstream partnered with Israel Aircraft Industries to introduce the G150. It would replace the G100 in production in 2006. This medium range, multi-engine turbofan business aircraft lives up to Gulfstream’s standards of reliability and high performance in private jets.
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 750
Originating from the 1962 de Havilland DH.125 medium-sized corporate jet, the Hawker Beechcraft 750 is a light-to-midsize jet based on the 800 model. The Hawker 750 has more baggage space and a larger cabin than its predecessor, even claimed as the largest cabin in the class by Hawker. Like the entire Hawker family, the aircraft upholds the company’s high reliability and performance standards. Deliveries of the Hawker 750 began in 2008.
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800A
The Hawker 800A was the first of the -800 series, which by now includes the Hawker 800SP, -800XP, -800XPi, and -850XP. Needless to say, the private jets of the -800 series are among the most popular in the private jet industry and continue to meet the high performance standards that they are known for.
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800XP
The Hawker 800XP is one of the most successful private jets that British Aerospace has ever made. It is a third-generation model of the 800 series, and is similar in part to the ubiquitous Hawker 400XP. It is designed to complete transcontinental and international flights as needed, as well as have good short range capabilities.
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 850XP
The Hawker family has mastered the art of evolution. Designed with the latest improvements in technology, the Hawker 850XP climbs faster, goes farther and performs better than its predecessor, the successful 800XP. It’s no wonder that the 850XP is the best-selling midsize business jet.
Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 900XP
Evolution is what makes Hawker aircraft so successful. In 2006, the midsize 850XP made significant improvements in performance and accommodations. True to form, the 900XP retains all of the 850’s advanced traits (fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, comfort, performance capabilities), but better.
The Lear family is one of the pioneers of private jet aviation. Learjets have brought performance and innovation to the aviation market, starting with the original Lear 23 in 1963. Introduced in 1981, the Lear 55 incorporates successful elements of former Learjets, while adding a few design modifications of its own like a larger fuselage. Although its predecessors were competitive, Lear essentially produced the 55 to contend in a growing business aircraft market, namely one with greater cabin accommodations.
The Learjet 60 is said to have been designed for a niche market – private jets that climb quickly to high cruise levels, have fast cruise speeds, operate economically, and are reliable. It would seem that those features would attract more than a niche worth of buyers, but the important point is that the Learjet 60 more than lives up to these expectations.
Bombardier’s midsize Learjet 60XR is the last iteration of the legacy of Learjets. This legacy derives from a long line of aircraft developed by Bill Lear in 1963, beginning with the original Lear 23. The 60XR rounds out Learjet’s generation of turbofan-powered aircraft. It is an improved version of the 60, boasting a more space-efficient interior. The redesigned model took its first flight in early 2006, and it remains a strong competitor in the medium-range business jet category.