The most spacious, fastest, hardiest. Who are the manufacturers of cutting-edge business jets?May 28, 2020
Today, the leaders of the global business jet market are three companies – the Americans Gulfstream and Cessna and the Canadian Bombardier.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, founded in 1958, manufactures exclusively jets. The company’s first aircraft was a turboprop-modified aircraft, carrying 12 passengers, had a cruising speed max 563 km/h, maximum operating altitude – up to 7620 m, total range – 3541 km.
At the end of 2019, the company introduced the G700. Today it is the most expensive jet in the world at a cost of $ 75 million. Its capacity is 19 passengers, cruising speed max is 904 km/h, maximum operating altitude – up to 15545 m, total range – 13890 km. Manufacturers announce that it has the most spacious cabin in the history of business aviation.
Cessna produces small two-seater airplanes and business jets with a capacity of up to 10 passengers. The former Kansas farmer Clyde Cessna founded it in 1927.
The company launched its first business jet, Cessna 500 Citation I, in 1969.
Today, the company produces the world’s fastest Cessna 750 Citation X + business jet with a maximum cruising speed of 978 km/h.
European businesspersons prefer to buy Canadian Bombardier, known for their flight range.
Their new Global 8000 aircraft covers distances of over 14 thousand km.
Today, more than 4,700 Bombardier business jets are operated in more than 115 countries.
Experts predict that over the next ten years, developers will sell 7.6 thousand private jets with a total value of $ 248 billion.
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