Private Jet Aircraft Guide

Private jets vary considerably in size, range and cost. Here you can compare at a glance the different types used by the UK's authorised charter operators.

Hover your cursor over the star ratings to see the underlying figures.

A description, pictures and detailed specifications are given for each type on their individual pages, which you can access by clicking their names in the table.

Seats Cabin Size Max Range Max Speed Cost
Small Private Jets
Citation Mustang41/51/51/5£
Citation CJ1 /CJ1+4-51/51/52/5££
Phenom 10041/51/52/5£
Citation I4-51/51/51/5£
Citation CJ2 /CJ2+62/51/52/5££
Premier 162/51/53/5££
Hawker 400XP72/51/53/5££
Citation CJ36-72/52/52/5££
Citation II6-72/51/51/5£
Citation Bravo72/52/52/5££
Learjet 40 /40XR72/52/53/5£££
Citation CJ482/52/52/5£££
Citation V72/52/52/5££
Phenom 30082/52/53/5£££
Learjet 45 /45XR82/52/53/5£££
Mid-Size Private Jets
Learjet 60 /60XR63/53/53/5£££
Citation Excel7-93/52/52/5£££
Citation XLS7-93/52/52/5£££
Hawker 7008-93/53/52/5£££
Hawker 8008-103/53/53/5£££
Hawker 850XP8-103/53/53/5£££
Hawker 900XP8-103/53/53/5£££
Citation X8-103/53/55/5££££
Hawker 10008-123/53/53/5£££
Citation Sovereign8-103/53/53/5£££
Hawker 40008-123/53/53/5££££
Large Private Jets
Challenger 3008-94/53/53/5££££
Falcon 2000EX8-104/54/53/5££££
Challenger 6019-124/53/53/5££££
Challenger 6049-124/54/53/5££££
Challenger 6059-124/54/53/5££££
Falcon 900EX12-154/54/53/5£££££
Legacy 60012-155/53/53/5££££
Challenger 85012-155/53/53/5££££
Gulfstream IV12-155/54/53/5£££££
Gulfstream 45012-155/54/53/5£££££
Falcon 7X12-155/55/55/5£££££
Global Express12-155/55/55/5££££££
Gulfstream 55012-155/55/55/5££££££
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The typical number of seats, although the actual number can vary between different aircraft of the same type.

Almost all private jets have seats that track backwards and forwards (and most also inwards and outwards), and passengers wanting to make the most of the available legroom would benefit from selecting an aircraft with more seats than required.

Cabin Size

The greater the number of stars, the larger the cabin space. Click the aircraft name for exact measurements or see the Imperial, Metric or Aviation unit tables.

If you intend filling all the seats, an idea of the resulting occupancy density can be had by comparing the number of seats to the cabin length. Remember that if seats are unoccupied you can usually move them fore or aft to increase legroom.

The smaller, more efficient jets are ideal for short European trips but the mid-size aircraft have more headroom enabling you to more easily stretch your legs.

The largest jets have yet higher ceilings plus a wider cabin, giving even more space to move around in the cruise.

Max Range

The greater the number of stars, the greater the maximum range of the aircraft. To compare ranges within a star grouping, click the aircraft name or see the Imperial, Metric or Aviation unit tables.

It's worth keeping in mind that the actual maximum range will depend on the winds and the number of passengers. Your operator or broker will be able to advise if a particular aircraft type would be suitable for your destination.

Max Speed

The greater the number of stars, the greater the maximum cruising speed. To compare speeds within a star grouping, click the aircraft name for or see the Imperial, Metric or Aviation unit tables.

Quoted speeds are airspeeds, and the actual speed over the ground will depend on the direction of the high level wind and its strength.


The greater the number of £ signs, the greater the typical charter cost.

To see manufacturers' list prices, click the aircraft name or see the Imperial, Metric or Aviation unit tables.

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