9 Fastest Private Jets Of All Time

The desire for speed is ingrained in the human species. Since ancient humans started walking upright up to the invention of jets that can break the sound barrier, the need for speed will always be within everyone.

Here, we look at 10 of the fastest private jets, the luxurious aircraft that can whisk you away to the clouds at near-supersonic speeds without sacrificing any of the comforts of home. Right now, these planes are the fastest way to travel.

Private planes’ top speeds vary widely depending on the specific type, although many are recognized as the world’s quickest. This is because both kilometers per hour and Mach, or the speed of sound, are used to quantify velocity. For reference, the speed of sound is around 1,230 kilometers per hour, or Mach 1.

9. Dassault Falcon 2000LXS

Top Speed: Mach 0.862
Year Launched: 2012
Maximum Range: 4,000 nm (7,408 km)
 Price: $22 million – $35 million

Dassault Falcon 2000LXSphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

This private aircraft, the Falcon 2000LX, is a descendant of the Falcon 2000. In 2014, it joined the market. The Falcon line of business jets is the industry standard for business aviation. The latter’s elegant and roomy cabin can accommodate up to 12 passengers.

Although its range is significantly less than that of other Falcons, it is excellent for long-distance flights up to 7,686 kilometers. It possesses a maximum speed of Mach 0.862 and a cruise speed of Mach 0.8.

The design of the aircraft was derived from the Falcon 2000S and 2000LX models. The 2000LXS has the same inboard slats as the Falcon 2000S. It has comparable landing performance to the 2000S.

Did You Know:

The Falcon 2000LX was initially introduced in October 2012 at the National Business Aviation Association meeting in Orlando, Florida.

8. Gulfstream G550

Top Speed: Mach 0.885
Year Launched: 2003
Maximum Range: 10,850 km
 Price: $15.50 million – $41 million

Gulfstream G550photo source: Flickr

Initially launched in 2003, more than 600 Gulfstream jets have been manufactured and delivered worldwide. Gulfstream produces the G550 at its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, on the Gulfstream V platform. The first Gulfstream V was developed in response to the Bombardier Global Express in the 1990s.

Gulfstreams have always maintained their status as pop-culture icons.

The Gulfstream G550 is an enhancement of the G500. The vehicle’s engine and aerodynamics have been upgraded. Depending on the cabin’s configuration, up to 19 people can be accommodated. In addition, there are three modular living spaces in the cabin.

The G550’s range is 10,850 kilometers. Equipped with two Rolls-Royce turbojets, its peak speed is Mach 0.885, or 1,093 kilometers per hour.

Did You Know:

The G550 was the first aircraft in Gulfstream’s lineup to include the PlaneView flight deck.

7. Dassault Falcon 8X

Top Speed: Mach 0.9
Year Launched: 2014
Maximum Range: 6,450 nm (11,945 km)
 Price: $62.5 million

Dassault Falcon 8Xphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

The Dassault Falcon 8X is the range’s new flagship aircraft. With a range of 11,945 kilometers, this ultra-long-range aircraft can fly nonstop from Paris to Hong Kong or Los Angeles to Beijing. In addition, it may operate from airports unavailable to most rivals, including London City, Lugano, and La Môle – St. Tropez.

There have been about 52 aircraft made since the plane went into production in 2016. The Falcon 8X cabin features the finest soundproofing on the market, unparalleled luxury, and up to 30 unique configurations. It can also land at difficult airports, such as London City.

The Falcon 8X is fitted with a Rafale-derived Digital Flight Control System. This technology promotes passenger comfort and flying safety. It is also equipped with the FalconEye option, a hybrid synthetic vision system that permits nocturnal approaches in low visibility.

Did You Know:

The Dassault Falcon 8X cabin is the most spacious in the Falcon lineup and comes with a staggering thirty optional extras.

6. Bombardier Global 6500

Top Speed: Mach 0.9
Year Launched: 2018
Maximum Range: 6,600 nm (12,223 km)
 Price: $43 million – $56 million

Bombardier Global 6500photo source: Flickr

In May 2018, Bombardier revealed the Global 6500, which would enter service by the end of 2019. This aircraft features an improved wing with a peak speed of Mach 0.90 with a cruise speed of Mach 0.85.

Its new Rolls-Royce Pearl engines reduce fuel consumption by as much as 13 percent, resulting in cheaper operating expenses and a range of 6,600 nautical miles with 9 percent higher thrust.

With a range of 12,223 kilometers, the Global 6500 connects distant cities like Hong Kong and Madrid. Its wide and elegant cabin features three different living rooms. Numerous aviation industry experts regard this large-cabin business jet as the most sophisticated and capable long-range premium aircraft for long-distance travelers. It can hold up to seventeen passengers.

Advanced wing technology and new Rolls-Royce Pearl engines designed exclusively for the Global 6500 aircraft provide the aircraft with remarkable range, speed, and maneuverability, enabling it to reach more cities, even those inaccessible to its competitors.

Did You Know:

The Global 6500 is equipped with Bombardier’s Pur Air system, which includes an innovative HEPA filter that collects up to 99.99% of germs, viruses, and allergies while refreshing the air in only 90 seconds.

5. Dassault Falcon 7X

Top Speed: Mach 0.90
Year Launched: 2001
Maximum Range: 5,950 nm (11,019 km)
 Price: $18 million – $53.80 million

Dassault Falcon 7Xphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

The Dassault Falcon 7X traveled from New York to London in 2014 in a record-setting 5 hours and 54 minutes. This path typically requires more than eight hours to accomplish. The Falcon 7X’s cruise speed is 0.80 Mach.

The 7X’s spacious 43-foot-long cabin can accommodate up to 16 passengers and has a range of over 7,400 miles. In addition to their spacious cabins, these Falcons are agile enough to fly the steep approaches into and quickly climb out of several airports, such as Lugano — runways off-limits to other large planes.

Three Pratt & Whitney Canada 307A engines, each rated at 6,400 lb of thrust, power the Falcon 7X. The Falcon 7X is the first business jet to utilize fighter aircraft technology, and its executive cabin is elegant and silent.

Did You Know:

The Dassault Falcon 7X is the first business jet to include a fully computerized flight control system.

4. Bombardier Global 7500

Top Speed: Mach 0.925
Year Launched: 2016
Maximum Range: 7,700 nm (14,300 km)
 Price: $72 million – $73 million

Bombardier Global 7500photo source: Wikimedia Commons

The Bombardier Global 7500 is the biggest and longest-range business aircraft available. Its opulent interior consists of four living rooms, a full kitchen, and a crew resting area.

The Global 7500 private jet’s four living areas may be modified to meet anyone’s needs. Depending on your trip duration and other factors, you may modify the aircraft to be more conducive to relaxation or work. With this first-rate private jet, you may enjoy the comforts of a hotel and arrive at your destination refreshed.

This private workhorse has an amazing range of 7,700 nautical miles and a top flying speed of 710 mph (Mach 0.925). Its 54.5-foot cabin was recently awarded the Red Dot Design Award. In addition, it is the first business jet to acquire a third-party validated Environmental Product Declaration that details its environmental footprint.

Did You Know:

In March of 2019, a Global 7500 achieved the record for the longest flight ever flown by a business jet with a journey from Singapore to Tucson, Arizona, that lasted 16 hours and covered a distance of 15,098 kilometers (8,152 nautical miles).

3. Gulfstream G650

Top Speed: Mach 0.925
Year Launched: 2015
Maximum Range: 7,000 nm (13,890 km)
 Price: $64.5 million

Gulfstream G650photo source: Flexjet

The long-range Gulfstream G650 has a nonstop range of 7,000 nautical miles and can go as fast as Mach 0.925. A G650 can round the globe in approximately 41 hours. The G650ER holds over 110 global speed records and 22 world records.

The planes’ 47-foot-long cabins provide a wide, expansive interior with seats for 19 passengers and sleeping quarters for up to 10.

The Gulfstream G650 is the flagship model of the American company. It is the largest and fastest private aircraft currently offered by Gulfstream Aerospace. Since its release in 2015, it has been widely regarded as the most opulent private jet. It also sets the standard for speed and range. Choosing a Gulfstream G650 ensures a quieter, more comfortable flight with all the amenities of premium business aviation.

The G650 cabin is longer, broader, and taller than any other cabin in its class and provides excellent accommodation for up to 18 passengers. It is also feasible to tailor the cabin to the individual requirements of each passenger.

Did You Know:

Gulfstream’s plasma ionization air-flow technology is featured in their newest model. It eliminates both airborne and surface-level allergies and viruses.

2. Cessna Citation X+

Top Speed: Mach 0.935
Year Launched: 1990
Maximum Range: 3,460 nm (5,956 km)
 Price: $24 million

Cessna Citation X+photo source: Wikimedia Commons

In 1996, the FAA approved the Citation X with a top speed of Mach 0.93 or 717 miles per hour. Cessna announced its second version of Citation X as the X+ (10-plus) in 2014, featuring upgraded interior amenities, revised seats, a galley, and a brand-new Garmin avionics suite and G5000 system.

The X+ can accommodate up to 12 passengers with its extra-large, extra-cabin seating and fully-equipped kitchen.

Its Rolls-Royce turbojet engines enable it to achieve a maximum speed of Mach 0.935 or more than 1,150 kilometers per hour. As a result, you may reach places as swiftly as possible in its luxurious cabin, such as New York to Los Angeles, in less than 4 hours. Nonetheless, the manufacture of this business jet ceased in 2018. However, 23 aircraft of this sort continue to operate across the world.

Did You Know:

In 1996, the Cessna Citation X earned the Collier Trophy for its design and contributions to aviation and aerospace technology.

1. Gulfstream G700

Top Speed: Mach 0.99
Year Launched: 2019
Maximum Range: 7,500 nm (13,890 km)
 Price: $78 Million

Gulfstream G700photo source: Gulfstream

The Gulfstream G700 is an ultralong-range business aircraft with a large cabin class. The G700, unveiled at the October 2019 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest business jet, with a roughly 57-foot-long and 8-foot-wide passenger cabin. And with a maximum speed of Mach 0.99, the Gulfstream G700 is the fastest private jet in the world.

With up to five living areas, including a master suite with a toilet and shower. The G700’s 20 Gulfstream panoramic windows let in natural light.

Depending on the arrangement, the Gulfstream’s low-pressure altitude and 100% fresh air passenger cabin may accommodate up to 19 people.

Powered by two Rolls Royce Pearl 700 engines generating 18,255 lbf each, the G700 can carry eight people over a range of 7,500 nautical miles with a maximum cruising speed of 516 knots. The G700 is piloted by a crew of three, and its cockpit boasts the Symmetry Flight Deck, active side stick controls, and a heads-up display, to mention a few.

Did You Know:

The “Circadian Lighting System” is one of the unique features of the G700.   This technology allows people to use smartphones to simulate sunrises, sunsets, and other natural lighting conditions to overcome jet lag.

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