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The 10 Best Private Jets in 2024

By Devon Wood
October 23, 20239 minutes
Two white private jets photoshopped flying next to eachother.

With so much innovation in design, avionics, and engineering, the private aviation industry has never been more competitive. 

There are a plethora of aircraft makes, models, and variants. But for this article, we’ve narrowed it down to the 10 very best private jets on the market today. These jets excel in a number of areas; including design, comfortability, performance, and value.

Let us know what you think of our list, and if there’s any jet you think we missed!

Best Private Jets in the World

To ensure some level of fairness, not play into favorites, we will feature just one aircraft per manufacturer. This way, we keep the list more diverse, and get to check out all different types of private jets - no matter their maximum capacity, speed, range, or price.

Here are 10 of the best jets in private aviation today:

  • Gulfstream G700

  • Bombardier Global 7500

  • ACJ TwoTwenty

  • Dassault Falcon 8X

  • Phenom 300E

  • Cirrus Vision SF50

  • HondaJet Elite II

  • Cessna Citation Longitude

  • Learjet Liberty 75

  • Boeing “BBJ MAX 7”

Gulfstream G700

💰 Price: $75 million
🛩️ Type: Ultra long-range jet
🛫 First Flight: 2020
💺 Passengers: Up to 19 / Sleeps 10

💨 Top Speed: Mach 0.90 590 mph (516 kn / 955 km/h)

⛽ Range: 8630 mi (7,500 nmi / 13,900 km)

Launched in 2020, the Gulfstream G700 is one of the newest private jets on the market today.

The largest aircraft ever produced by Gulfstream, the G700 broke records for both speed and range. This is in part thanks to the all new Rolls Royce Pearl 700 engines - which put out 18,000 pounds of thrust each and allow the jet to achieve speeds up to Mach .90. 

From a design perspective, the G700 exudes elegance on the inside and out. This jet’s exterior design is downright stunning, and comes in beautiful paint schemes. The cabin is remarkably configurable, and can be fitted with a grand suite (which includes a bed with a private shower).  

The G700 certainly doesn't come cheap, with a price tag over $75 million. But if money isn’t an object and you want the most elegant flight experience in the world - then the G700 is for you.

Bombardier Global 7500

A Bombardier Global 7500 flying over snowy mountain tops.

Credit: Bombardier

💰 Price: $75 million
🛩️ Type: Ultra long-range jet
🛫 First Flight: 2016
💺 Passengers: Up to 19 / Sleeps 8

💨 Top Speed: Mach 0.90 590 mph (516 kn / 955 km/h)

⛽ Range: 8860 mi (7,700 nmi / 14,260 km)

The Bombardier Global 7500 is another top contender in our list. The ultimate ultra long-range jet has very similar capabilities to its main rival, the Gulfstream G700. Up in the cockpit, this aircraft features some state-of-the-art avionics. It includes synthetic vision and fly-by-wire technology, which make it incredibly safe and easy to fly.

Between its cutting-edge wing design and revolutionary seat architecture, the Global 7500 provides the smoothest, most relaxing in-flight experience. On the inside, the cabin is set up into four zones - which includes a crew suite, a full kitchen, and even a master suite. In total, it can accommodate up to 19 passengers. 

Dassault Falcon 8X

💰 Price: $62 million
🛩️ Type: Ultra-long range jet
🛫 First Flight: 2015
💺 Passengers: Up to 16

💨 Top Speed: 590 mph (516 kn / 955 km/h)

⛽ Range: 7420 mi (6,450 nmi / 11,945 km)

The Falcon 8X is Dassault Aviation’s top-of-the-line ultra long-range private business jet. The three highly efficient Pratt & Whitney engines generate over 6,500 pounds of thrust each - giving it a faster cruising speed, slower approach speed, and shorter takeoffs. Range is another strongpoint of the 8X, being capable of nonstop international travel that many other jets could not achieve without refueling.

As far as the interior, there are 30 different cabin layouts available, which can seat between 12-16 passengers. From the outside, the trijet has a breathtaking design from every angle. Especially with the tail-mounted engine, the Falcon 8X is one of the coolest private jets you can find.

Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty

An ACJ TwoTwenty taking off on its delivery flight to its buyer, Comlux.Airbus

Source: Airbus

💰 Price: $80 million
🛩️ Type: Xtra Large Bizjet
🛫 First Flight: 2021
💺 Passengers: 18

💨 Top Speed: 540 mph (470 kn / 871 km/h)

⛽ Range: 500 mi (5,650 nmi / 10,460 km)

In October of 2020, Airbus made headlines when it debuted the brand new ACJ TwoTwenty bizjet. A variant of the A220-100 commercial airliner, the TwoTwenty was an exciting new offering in the private jet market.

Customers ACJ’s TwoTwenty get the same performance, reliability, and safety as the A220, with the comfort and luxury of a private aircraft. Moreover, it surpasses most large business jets in cabin space, with 786 square feet (73 m²) and six zones. Stepping foot in the TwoTwenty, it doesn’t show much resemblance to an airliner. It’s extremely roomy, with gorgeous woodwork, lighting, and upholstery.

Differentiating itself even more from traditional private jets, Airbus claims the TwoTwenty has a 1/3 of the operating costs and 2x better value retention than its smaller competitors. All in all, Airbus offers an exceptional airplane in the growing market of extra large business jets with the ACJ TwoTwenty.

Embraer Phenom 300E

💰 Price: $10 million
🛩️ Type: Light business jet
🛫 First Flight: 2018
💺 Passengers: Up to 8

💨 Top Speed: 534 mph (464 kn / 859 km/h)

⛽ Range: 2300 mi (2,010 nmi / 3,723 km)

Now onto something a bit smaller, we have the best selling light jet in the world - the Embraer 300E. For over 11 years now, the Embraer’s 300 series has dominated its sector thanks to unmatched performance, reliability, and comfortability.

The newest “E” variant is the best the airplane Embraer has to offer. It’s equipped with improved Pratt & Whitney powerplants that make it the fastest single-pilot jet in production (at .80 Mach). In addition to its remarkable speed, the 300E is quieter, more efficient, and also safer than any previous model.

The interior design of the 300E looks like it took inspiration from a Bentley or a Ferrari sports car. Carbon fiber materials, piano-black inserts, and intricate stitching can be seen throughout the cabin. All things considered, it’s tough to beat the Phenom 300E given the refinement and attention to detail Embraer put into this aircraft.

Cirrus Vision SF50

💰 Price: $2.5 million
🛩️ Type: Very light jet
🛫 First Flight: 2014
💺 Passengers: Up to 7

💨 Top Speed: 358 mph (311 kn / 576 km/h)

⛽ Range: 690 mi (600 nmi / 1,100 km)

One of the leaders from our roundup of the very best small private jets, the Cirrus Vision SF50 is truly one-of-a-kind. First things first, it is strikingly beautiful. The aft-mounted turbofan engine, the low-wing profile, the V-tail - the Vision SF-50 is a piece of art.

While it may not be the most luxurious or capable private jet, it does an exceptional job for the very light jet class it resides in. The fuselage is completely made of carbon fiber composite materials, making it extremely lightweight. This helps the jet reach impressive speeds and achieve a respectable range given its size and powerplant. Even at just 30 feet long, six passengers can travel in the Vision SF-50, along with a single pilot.

And for under $3 million, it may be the cheapest private jet on the market. Don’t let that price fool you though, this small but mighty Cirrus certainly packs a punch.

Honda HondaJet

💰 Price: $5 million
🛩️ Type: Light jet
🛫 First Flight: 2018
💺 Passengers: Up to 5

💨 Top Speed: 486 mph (422 kn / 782 km/h)

⛽ Range: 1,653 mi (1,437 nmi / 2,661 km)

One of the best small private jets, the HondaJet is an icon in aviation. After three decades of R&D, Honda was finally able to present the first HA-420 HondaJet. When it debuted, its design took the world by storm. There’s plenty of characteristics that make the aircraft unique, such as the wing-mounted engines, elongated nose, and sharp winglets.

The HondaJet also sports a more spacious and quieter cabin than similar private jets because of those engines being detached from the fuselage. As far as performance goes, Honda made the plane speedy and smooth to fly. It can cruise at 422 knots, and travel about half way across the US on one full tank. Up in the cockpit, there are next-generation, all-glass avionics systems from Garmin, which are customizable and simplify in-flight operations. 

With the most recent “Elite II” variant entering the market soon, Honda will continue expanding and advancing the HondaJet into the foreseeable future.

Cessna Citation Longitude

A white Cessna Citation Longitude with blue accents and a deployed landing gear in front of a blue sky.

Source: Steve Jerrim

💰 Price: $30 million
🛩️ Type: Super-midsize business jet
🛫 First Flight: 2016
💺 Passengers: Up to 12

💨 Top Speed: 556 mph (483 kn / 895 km/h)

⛽ Range: 3,500 nmi (4,028 mi, 6,482 km)

The Longitude is the roomiest, quietest, most performant offering in the Cessna Citation family. When it first came to market in 2019, it boasted a transatlantic range, innovative technology, and a superb in-flight experience.

Furthermore, the Citation Longitude is marketed as a superior investment for business ownership. In addition to being a competitively priced super-midsize jet, operating costs for the Longitude are relatively low.

The aircraft has a maximum seating capacity of 12 passengers and includes a full galley and lavatory. Ambient lighting, fancy floor and wall designs, and large plush seats make for an especially pleasant atmosphere up in the sky.

The Garmin G5000 flight deck is top of the line when it comes to avionics, and is optimized for the best pilot experience possible. Paired with a set of Honeywell turbofan engines, the Longitude is a well-designed, highly performant jet with long-range capabilities. 

Learjet Liberty 75

💰 Price: $10 million
🛩️ Type: Midsize jet
🛫 First Flight: 2020
💺 Passengers: Up to 9

💨 Top Speed: 535 mph (465 kn / 861 km/h)

⛽ Range: 2,350 mi (2,040 nmi / 3,780 km)

Learjet is a historic name in private aviation. The family of aircraft had a long history of innovation and performance, dating back to the 1960s. And unfortunately, production of the legendary corporate jet brand by Bombardier ceased with the Learjet Liberty 75 in 2022. The Liberty 75 builds on this legacy and incorporates modern technology and design to create a highly capable and advanced business jet.

The light jet is touted as the most luxurious in its jet type, offering an “Executive Suite” in a six-seat configuration. With a top speed of Mach 0.81 and a range of 2,080 nautical miles, the Liberty performs better than any of its direct competitors.

With an appealing MSRP and low operating costs, the Liberty 75 is a popular private jet for both business and recreational travel.

Boeing BBJ 737

A Boeing BBJ 737-75V with blue and silver accents taxiing at an airport.

Source: Anna Zvereva

💰 Price: $100 million
🛩️ Type: Narrowbody airliner
🛫 First Flight: 2018
💺 Passengers: Up to 25

💨 Top Speed: 540 mph (470 kn / 869 km/h)

⛽ Range: 7,440 mi (6,465 nmi / 11,975 km)

Last but not least, we have the largest private luxury plane on our list - the Boeing BBJ 737. Based on Boeing’s 737 commercial airliner, the BBJ (Boeing Business Jet) elevates private aviation to a whole new level.

Coming in at about $100 million, the Boeing jet offers an unparalleled experience for the few that can afford, whether that be private, business or governmental customers. 

On the inside, the BBJ is practically a luxury apartment for the skies. The executive cabins have been intricately devised by independent interior designers that specialize in transport aircraft. BBJs can be equipped with a master bedroom, full bathroom, dining facilities, an entertainment lounge, and whatever else you can dream of. 

Spotting a BBJ is an extremely rare occurrence, with only a handful being delivered each year. It’s safe to say if money was not an object, this is the airplane you would order to have the most lavish flight experience private aviation has to offer.

Closing Thoughts

Private jets have significantly evolved since their inception. Today, there are a number of different jet types, each serving a very specific market. Across the entire industry though, we see amazing technology, performance, and comfortability being incorporated in these aircraft. From the Cirrus Vision SF-50 to the Boeing BBJ, it’s safe to say that these best private jets are magnificent in their own unique way. Whether you want to charter or own a jet, we hope this list helps you find the right jet for you.

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