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 CJ1 /CJ1+||4-5||££|
|Citation CJ2 /CJ2+||6||££|
|Learjet 40 /40XR||7||£££|
|Learjet 45 /45XR||8||£££|
|Mid-Size Private Jets|
|Learjet 60 /60XR||6||£££|
|Large Private Jets|
|© UK Private Jet Charter||E&OE|
Private Jet Table Key
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.
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.
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.
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.