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Buying a Long Range Business Jet

L ong range corporate jets are heavy private jet aircraft which are able to fly non-stop on inter-continental routes such as London to Los Angeles or Paris to Tokyo...

These large jets can accommodate up to 19 passengers in great comfort and usually have flight attendants on board.

They will set you back anything between $40 million and $65 million and can be fitted to your own specifications.

The following is a listing of the principal long-range business jets in the aviation marketplace. We look at aircraft specification from the likes of Gulfstream Aerospace, Bombardier, Embraer, Sukhoi and Dassault. Note that aircraft costs can be variable and will depend on a number of factors - such as quality of cabin fittings, market conditions, size of order etc.

Gulfstream G450
Passengers 12-16
Range up to 4,350 nautical miles (8,056km)
Cabin Height 6ft 2in (1.88 m)
Max Cruise Speed: Mach 0.88 (581 mph / 935 km/h)
Gulfstream G450 List Price ~ $39 million
Gulfstream G550
Passengers 12-18
Range up to 6,750 nautical miles (12,501km)
Cabin Height 6ft 2in (1.88 m)
Max Cruise Speed: Mach 0.87 (575 mph / 924 km/h)
Gulfstream G550 List Price ~ $59 million

gulfstream G550 jet

Gulfstream G650
Gulfstream's new flagship, will enter service in late 2012.
Passengers 13-18
Range 7,000 nautical miles (12,964km)
Cabin Height 6ft 5in (1.95 m)
Max Cruise Speed: Mach 0.925 (610 mph / 982 km/h) - fastest civil aircraft
Gulfstream G650 List Price ~ $65 million estimated
Embraer Lineage 1000
Based on the Embraer E190
Passengers 13-19
Range up to 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km)
Cabin Height 6ft 6in (1.98 m)
Max Cruise Speed: Mach 0.82 (540 mph / 870 km/h)
Embraer Lineage 1000 List Price ~ $49 million
Dassault Falcon 7X
Passengers up to 14
Range up to 5,950 nautical miles, (11,020 km)
Cabin Height 6ft 2in (1.88 m)
Max Cruise Speed: Mach 0.90 (594 mph / 956 km/h)
Falcon 7X List Price ~ $51 million
Bombardier Global 6000
Global 7000 (due 2016) and Global 8000 (due 2017) in development
Passengers 8-19
Range up to 6,000 nautical miles, (11,112 km)
Cabin Height 6ft 3in (1.91 m)
Max Cruise Speed: Mach 0.89 (587 mph / 945 km/h)
Global 6000 List Price ~ $55 million
Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ)
Based on Sukhoi 100 Superjet, expected first deliveries in 2014
Passengers up to 19
Range up to 4,300 nautical miles (7964 km)
Cabin Height 6ft 10in (2.08m)
Max Cruise Speed: Mach 0.81 (541 mph / 870 km/h)
Sukhoi Business Jet List Price ~ $50 million

Even larger jet airliners from Boeing and Airbus can be purchased as a private aircraft.

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