January 29, 2021

Going the Distance: Ultra Long Range Jets Mean Business

Luxury Private Jets for Sale Make Corporate Travel a Breeze

Ultra long range jets are the largest, fastest business jets, capable of carrying the most passengers for the greatest distance, with the most comfort. Buying a preowned business jet like these makes corporate travel more efficient, enjoyable, and safer for your business’s executives, while providing the creature comforts they’d expect from a nice hotel room or business center.

Consider one of these large private jets to meet your business’s needs.

What Sets Large Private Jets Apart
Most ultra long range jets can accommodate between 14 and 18 passengers. The size of these planes are their best selling point because it makes them quite versatile. There’s enough capacity to fly entire departments of employees to important meetings.

Larger jets tend to have more premium interiors, complete with large galleys suited for preparing gourmet meals, private lavatories - sometimes multiple - and infotainment technology for passing time after work hours.

Because of their larger size, they’re equipped with the largest, strongest engines that produce a lot of power and travel at a fast pace - around 500 knots per hour! They can also ascend higher than smaller jets, with service ceilings of 50,000 or more feet. This allows the jet to avoid air traffic and prevent uncomfortable turbulence.

Large gas tanks and aforementioned engines allow these private jets to travel much farther than their smaller brethren, allowing for non-stop international travel.

Ultra Long Range Private Jets for Sale
When it’s time to look for a used business jet to purchase, and you need to carry a large number of people, ultra long range jets are your ideal choice for travel. Consider one of these outstanding models, which you can find listed for sale on AircraftExchange.com.

Gulfstream G550
First produced in 2003, the Gulfstream G550 continues to be a popular business jet. Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 C4-11 engines, the jet has set more than 50 city-pair speed records and is capable of flying routes like New York to Dubai, Los Angeles to Shanghai, and London to Tokyo.

It seats between 14 and 19 passengers and can be configured to sleep eight passengers. Aboard the plane for sale, passengers enjoy a panoramic view from 14 large windows, a well-equipped galley, private stateroom, entertainment area, and conference area. The full-height cabin is comfortable for a productive travel experience.

Gulfstream achieved the glass cockpit with the G550. It includes four 14-inch displays mounted horizontally across the instrument panel and a modular avionics system that replaces dials and gauges with graphic interfaces.

Depending on the model you purchase, you could expect to pay between $18 and $31 million for it. If you fly at least 400 hours per year, plan an operations budget of about $2.4 million annually.

Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G650ER
The Gulfstream G650 took to the skies in 2012, with the Gulfstream G650ER following suit in 2018, an updated model designed with an even longer range and an additional 4,000 pounds of fuel capacity. These ultra long range jets have earned more than 110 world speed records and the coveted Collier Trophy. Equipped with two Rolls-Royce engines, these jets can complete flights from Hong Kong to Teterboro, New York to Beijing, and Buenos Aires to Los Angeles with up to 19 passengers in the full-height cabin. Expect to travel at Mach .925, nearly the speed of sound.

Both the G650 and G650ER come in various layouts with lots of amenities to choose from. Commonly, you’ll find things like a galley with a water-sterilization system, natural lighting in the lavatory, 100-percent fresh air circulation in the cabin, large windows at every seat, foot rests, and in-cabin tech controlled with a simple smartphone app.

In the cockpit, pilots will find a flight deck with EFVS, synthetic vision flight display, and a camera installed under the nose of the jet. Generously-sized windows give pilots a great view of the plane’s wing tips, too.

Expect to pay an average of $33 million for one of these used private jets for sale, although the price can vary depending on total cycles, layout, and whether the jet has been upgraded to the ER version. When flown for 400 hours per year, budget about $2.4 million for fixed and flexible costs.

Dassault Falcon 7X
The Dassault Falcon 7X flies up to 5,920 nautical miles in one go, and is the second-largest jet of the Dassault Falcon lineup. Released in 2007, this trijet features an S-duct central engine and set a new speed record on a flight from New York Teterboro to London.

It’s powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A engines and is equipped with Honeywell’s Primus Epic EASy avionics. It was the first purpose-built business jet with full fly-by-wire controls.

The cabin holds between 12 and 19 passengers and comes in several different floor plans, typically split into three sections including staterooms and an onboard shower. Like other jets in its class, its galley is equipped to prepare and serve full meals and refreshments.

Expect to set aside between $18 and $24 million to purchase a used Dassault Falcon 7X, plus an additional $1.8 million operating budget, if you plan to fly at least 400 hours a year.

Bombardier Global 6000
Released in 2012, the Bombardier Global 6000 is a direct descendent of the Global Express. Manufactured through 2019, this large jet can fly up to 12 hours at a time on two Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20 turbofans with 14,750 pounds of thrust power. It soars up to 51,000 feet at an average of 488 knots.

The Bombardier Global 6000 boasts the widest full-height cabin in its class, with a sound-insulating entry door, well-appointed galley with an oven, a full lavatory, and a wardrobe for personal items. Flexible seating for up to 17 passengers includes club seats and a divan that converts to a sleeping area. Advanced soundproofing materials contribute to one of the quietest flights ever. In-flight internet, wireless music, and two high-definition monitors make the cabin feel like home at the end of a long workday.

An industry-leading flight deck reduces pilot workload. The Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion suite has four high-definition screens, synthetic vision augmented reality capabilities, multi-scan weather radar, enhanced vision system, performance-based navigation, high-speed SATCOM, and more.

A pre-owned Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft for sale cost between $23 and $44 million. An annual budget of about $2.5 million is necessary to fly at least 450 hours per year, including both variable and fixed costs.

Bombardier Global Express and Bombardier Global Express XRS
The Bombardier Global Express was released in 1999, and the Bombardier Global Express XRS in 2003, originally powered by two BMW Rolls-Royce BR710 engines. These sister jets can achieve flights of up to 6,700 nautical miles in one go at 459 knots, or Mach 0.80. A 51,000-foot service ceiling and 14-hour flight endurance allows for comfortable flights on routes like New York to Tokyo. The avionics inside are provided by Honeywell, with the six-screen Honeywell Primus 2000 XP EFIS suite.

The Global Express had the largest cabin until the Gulfstream G650 surpassed it. Accommodating 12 to 16 passengers in three cabin sections, including a club chair section, conference grouping, and divan. Most layouts have a forward galley with a crew rest chair and crew lavatory separate from the passenger lavatory.

Plan to spend about $2.3 million in operating costs per year, and up to $15 million to buy a used large private jet like the Global Express.

Finding Ultra Long Range Business Jets for Sale
To locate the private jet for sale that will best suit your business needs and budget, your first step should be contacting an International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) Accredited Aircraft Dealer. Accredited dealers and brokers promise efficient and ethical business transactions because they represent only you and your interests. These reputable dealers offer extensive private aviation industry experience and connections to aviation service providers. You can put an immense amount of trust in an IADA Accredited Dealer.

Find an IADA Accredited Aircraft Dealer near you. See your dealer’s verified and vetted listings of used long-range business jets for sale and other private jets for sale on AircraftExchange.com.