Best private jets for transatlantic flights

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

At Air Partner we will always ensure that you are presented with the best option for your particular journey and you have access to any jet of any size, from Very Light cabin jets up to Global cabins and even VIP airliners. If you are looking to fly transatlantic by private jet, a Global cabin is the only category of jet that will comfortably operate the 7 hour plus journey.

Over the past year, the number of Global cabin jets being chartered has steadily increased, a reflection perhaps of a growing market for longer haul, non-stop trips. Responding to the demand for Global cabin aircraft, we have adapted out JetCard offering to give you access to fixed competitive rates for Global cabin aircraft, launching a new transatlantic rate that includes all the benefits of our JetCard, making it simpler and better value than ever to fly long-haul. We have put together a selection of the best Global cabin private jets that are ideal for flying transatlantic.

Gulfstream Series

Having introduced the first purpose-built business aircraft to the world in 1958, its fair to say that Gulfstream have since dominated the Global cabin category. Our clients enjoy chartering Gulfstream jets due to their class-leading performance and comfort, as well as their naturally light cabins, due to the iconic large oval shaped windows. The Gulfstream series includes the G280, G500, G550, G600 and G650 and the latest G650ER.

Gulfstream G550

A developed and improved of the original 'ultra-long range business jet', the Gulfstream 5, the G550 is a Global cabin aircraft. Since its advent in the early 2000's, 450 have been made and the model is still in production today – testament to its successful design and performance. If you prioritise time, this business jet holds the speed record for several city pairs. This could be the reason why its traditionally the favoured aircraft by blue-chip companies and world leaders. In addition, its modern long wings and powerful engines mean high altitude airports and shorter runways are usable.

Range: Up to 14 hours
Seating: 14 – 19
Baggage capacity: Up to 20 cases

Gulfstream G650

The Gulfstream G650 has the widest cabin compared to both the rest of the Gulfstream fleet and its Global cabin class. Large windows give the feeling of space and let more natural light flood into the cabin. It has a range of up to 15 hours and can therefore complete direct flights such as Hong Kong to New York, making it as fast as a widebody airliner on long flights, but quicker over shorter distances. It can maintain an impressively low cabin altitude at 45,000 feet, allowing the passengers to arrive less fatigued and less dehydrated. As with most newer aircraft, it features state of the art passenger entertainment systems and connectivity.

Range: Up to 15 hours
Seating: Up to 14 - 19
Baggage capacity: 20 cases

Bombardier Global Series

Bombardier's line of business jets is perhaps the most extensive, spanning three leading aircraft families – Learjet, Challenger and Global. Their Global jet family includes the Global 5000, Global 5500, Global Express, Global 6000, Global 6500 and is soon to offer the Global 7500 and Global 8000.

Global 6000

An progression of Bombardier's Global Express, the Global 6000 is an ultra-long range jet, usually seating between 12 and 14 passengers, capable of flights up to 12 – 14 hours long. The interior takes inspiration from the high-end automotive industry, with most models featuring a forward club four section, a central four seat conference group, an aft stateroom with a three-seat sofa and two facing individual chairs. The Global 6000 has a generously sized cabin – 7'11" wide and 43'2" long.

Range: Up to 14 hours
Seating: 12 – 14
Baggage capacity: Up to 20 cases

Global 7500

Having launched the prototype mode at EBACE 2018, Bombardier has set out to revolutionise the market with the largest purpose built jet, promising 'a new class of business jet'. The Global 7500 will also have the longest range and will distinguish itself with four distinct living spaces within the cabin. Designed specifically for flights of up to 7700 nm and intended to be used for it full range, sleeping facilities are essential. The master suite features a proper bed, rather than a converted divan, and offers privacy from the rest of the cabin. This aircraft is expected to become available on the charter market over the next year.

Range: Up to 15 hours
Seating: Up to 19
Baggage capacity: Up to 20 cases

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