Super Midsize Cabin Jets

 

Challenger 300 Private Jet

Bombardier Challenger 300

The Challenger 300 has a large cabin and is high-performing. It falls into the “super-midsize” private jet class, along with jets like the Citation X and the Gulfstream G200.  It can fly eight passengers coast-to-coast nonstop, and was designed to have low direct operating costs – making it a strong contender for the new super-midsize private jet category.

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Cessna Citation Sovereign Private Jet

Cessna Citation Sovereign

The Citation Sovereign is Cessna’s version of what a business jet should be: comfortable, high-performing, and economical.  The strongest feature of the Sovereign is its range; it has coast-to-coast capabilities, like large jets, but still retains the features that make midsize private jets so advantageous. It can take off in under 4,000 feet, a feat still unmatched by other midsized jets, and can cruise at around .75 Mach (458 knots).

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Citation X Private Jet

Cessna Citation X

There was much excitement in the aviation community when Cessna first announced its goals for the Citation X – in short, to completely outdo the competing private jets.  Cessna exceeded everyone’s expectations with the Citation X – it was the fastest, most comfortable, and most efficient jet on the market.  It was even awarded the prestigious Collier Trophy in its debut year, in honor of the advances it had made in aviation and aerospace technology.

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Falcon 200 Private Jet

Dassault Falcon 200

Introduced in 1982, the Dassault Falcon 200 derives from the Falcon 20’s.   Do not let age overshadow this mid-size business jet’s competitive capabilities. The Falcon 200 features powerful engines as well as a distinctive design that integrates larger fuel tanks.

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Falcon 20-5 private jet

Dassault Falcon 20-5

Although formally introduced in 1989, the Falcon 20-5 is the result of tweaking and perfecting the existing Falcon 20 midsize business jet.  When first manufactured, Dassault’s line of Falcon 20’s fell short on power. Dassault re- engined the Falcon 20’s not once, but twice. The first conversion took the Falcon 20 from the General Electric CF700 series to TFE-731-5AR engines, each with 4,500 lbs of thrust.   However, with the second upgrade in 1989, the aircraft improved across the board, becoming the    Falcon 20-5.

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Falcon 20F Private jet

Dassault Falcon 20F

Dassault’s success comes from years of evolving and augmenting its aircraft.  A great example of this is the Falcon 20 midsize business jet. Improvements between variants included greater fuel capacity and greater engine power.   The final (and best performing) variant, the Falcon 20F, features a redesigned wing that improves landing and takeoff performance in addition to increasing fuel capacity.  230 Falcon 20F’s were manufactured from 1971-1983.

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Falcon 50

Dassault Falcon 50

Dassault Aviation created the Falcon 50 to be able to complete intercontinental flights, and still maintain a short takeoff distance and a roomy cabin.  At the time of its completion, it was the first private jet on the market with intercontinental range.  Its range/payload capacity is pretty impressive, even years after its release – it can carry eight passengers 3,020 miles (2,625 nautical miles) at a speed of .80 Mach.

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Dassault Falcon 50EX

Dassault Falcon 50EX

Dassault Aviation was the first to create a private jet with intercontinental range: the Falcon 50. Seventeen years later, they re-created it, keeping the features that made it such a success, while modifying others with more advanced technology.  The result is a private jet that looks and feels like its predecessor, but easily supersedes it.  The Falcon 50EX cruises faster at high altitudes; flies further; burns less fuel; and generally outperforms the Falcon 50 in every respect.

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Galaxy private jet

Galaxy Aerospace Galaxy

The Gulfstream 200 was one of the first private jets in the Gulfstream series, jets that would become top competitors in the super-midsize category. The newly-formed Galaxy Aerospace Corp, a division of Israel Aviation Industries (IAI), became a major contender in the private jet category with the Gulfstream 200; this jet continues to compete today with the more recent G450 and G550. The Gulfstream 200 has everything that could be desired in a private jet: great range, cabin size, and speed. It’s the ideal jet for completing long-range missions rapidly and comfortably.

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Gulfstream 200 Private Jet

Gulfstream G-200

The Gulfstream 200 was one of the first private jets in the Gulfstream series, jets that would become top competitors in the super-midsize category. The newly-formed Galaxy Aerospace Corp, a division of Israel Aviation Industries (IAI), became a major contender in the private jet category with the Gulfstream 200; this jet continues to compete today with the more recent G450 and G550. The Gulfstream 200 has everything that could be desired in a private jet: great range, cabin size, and speed. It’s the ideal jet for completing long-range missions rapidly and comfortably.

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Hawker 1000

Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 1000

The Hawker 1000 is one of the more recent additions to British Aerospace’s HS-125 private business jet series. It has intercontinental range capabilities and is quite roomy for a mid-sized private jet. It strikes a good balance between the various areas of private jet performance.

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Hawker Horizon 4000 Private Jet

Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 4000 (Horizon)

The goal of the Raytheon design team was not to design the fastest private jet, or the jet with the longest range, or the most economical mid-sized private jet. Their goal was to strike a balance between all of the things aircraft owners value: cabin size, speed, operating cost, and range. This goal was met in the Hawker 4000 (Horizon), a private jet that is strong on all fronts.

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