For jetsetters who travel the world in private jets simply because they can, owning the perfect aircraft means experiencing the same luxurious services, engines and designs as you'd find in a high-end auto. So here are the five most-luxurious private aircraft for jetsetters and business moguls alike.
Cessna Citation Longitude (US$26 million)
The Cessna Citation Longitude is a super-mid-sized jet powered by 7,000 turbofans and can fitup to12 people. This long-range planeis slated for release in 2017 and comes with adjust able seats, comfortable legroom, and a 9.5-metre-long cabin area boasting a high-end designthat houses amenities like a coffee machine and microwave oven, as well as its own walk-in baggage compartment. Not only that, the plane also features an international-standard bathroom. Longitude will be able to fly non-stop from New York to Paris, or from Beijing to Moscow.
Dassault Falcon 8X (US$58 million)
The latest Dassault Falcon 8X is the perfect jet for business executives who need to travel fast and in style. The French aircraft features a big cabin and long range and is equipped with three turbofan engines that provide the flexibility needed for efficient take-offs from short runways.The business-friendly aspect means a comfortable workspace, bed and bathroom. The highlight of the new jet is the fly-by-wire cockpit that allows the pilotto focus on flight management ratherthan the daunting task of repetition.
Bombardier Challenger 605 (US$60 million)
One thing’s true: the Bombardier Challenger is a sure-fire winner for jet lovers since it’s one of the most affordable jets to operate and maintain. The Bombardier Challengers 605 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, the 604, with a wider cabin, superior performance, and a bespoke design.The jet can comfortably fly 12 passengersmore than 7,400 kilometres at record speeds.
Gulfstream G650 (US$65 million)
For those who love luxury flying, the Gulfstream G650 is designed for you. Why? Because the aircraft can fly from London to Los Angeles 30 minutes faster than any other large-cabin jet. With touch-screen controls for light, temperature and entertainment options, passengers are able to synchronise their smart devices with the Gulfstreamcabin-management system. Not only that, the jetmeans passengers feel fresh and energised because it replenishes 100 per cent of the air every two minutes.
Airbus A319 ACJ (US$77 million)
Last, but not least, the Airbus A319 ACJ is the jet that makes every flying dream come true. With a capacity of 18 passengers, the 7.3-square-metre cabin space is incomparable along with the speed and ranges of other commercial planes. The luxurious jet also comes with a fully equipped office, two bathrooms, a bedroom with an interior private bathroom, and three areas that can be used for any kind of activity depending on the passengers’ moods.
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