If you are fortunate enough to enjoy a private jet charter or a private jet hire this year you may be travelling on a jet manufactured by Gulfstream or Learjet. These two companies have become synonymous with private jet ownership and travel and manufacture a range of superb jets. Over the years they have both established a reputation for building the finest business and private jets and their services are now more in demand than ever before. There is a booming market in China for private jets and it is set to overtake the US as the largest marketplace for the private jet industry. Some of the jets manufactured by Gulfstream and Learjet include:
The latest addition to the Gulfstream family the G650 entered service in 2009. Designed primarily as a business jet the G650 raised the standard for the whole of the aviation industry. The G650 is able to fly further and faster than any other jet in its class and carry up to 18 passengers in a degree of comfort and style unmatched by any other private plane. The exceptional speed and range of this jet have been two of the largest factors in its success. With a cruising speed of 0.85 Mach and a maximum operating speed of more than 0.9 Mach no other private jet comes as close to breaking the sound barrier. With a maximum range of more than 12,000 km it is one of the few private jets that can fly non-stop from London to Buenos Aires or from New York to Dubai.
It is not just the speed and range of the G650 that is exceptional. The interior of the plane is taller, longer and wider than any other jet in the same class. 12 different seating and sleeping arrangements are available and the interior features all of the technology and finishes you would expect from Gulfstream.
The Learjet 85 is the fastest and most technologically advanced ever manufactured by Learjet. With a top cruising speed of 0.82 Mach and a range of more than 5,000 km it has one of the longest ranges in the mid-jet class. Designed to carry 8 passengers in supreme comfort the Learjet 85 has one of the largest cabins in its class and each passenger has more space than on any other comparable jet.
Both the Learjet 85 and the Gulfstream G650 are available for private jet charter or private jet hire. There are a number of jet charter companies in the UK who can arrange charters of these and a wide range of other jets and helicopters.