Inside the most luxurious private jet models in the world
Travelling by private jet charter is the pinnacle of style, but what do the most luxurious private jet interiors look like? Picture fine leather and wood, skylights, high-tech conference rooms and chic bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Here’s a run-down of the best luxury private jets in the world today and a look inside their sumptuous interiors.
The Gulfstream G650ER
Range: 7,500 nautical miles (nm)
Maximum cruise speed: 597 miles per hour (mph)
Private jet cost: £51 million brand new
The Gulfstream G650ER is one of the world’s longest-range business jets, capable of travelling further and faster than most of its competitors. Seating up to 19 passengers, the Gulfstream can fly non-stop between key business hubs such as New York to Hong Kong and London to Singapore. The jet has broken multiple speed records and uses the latest cockpit technology such as a fly-by-wire flight system and enhanced vision system. For maximum comfort, the jet has the lowest cabin altitude in its class.
This luxury private jet interior can be customised and has a flexible layout, boasting premium leather, stonework, handcrafted divans, and quality wood fittings. Spaces include private staterooms and conference areas, bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, sophisticated lounges and fully-equipped galleys. There are 16 large oval windows to maximise natural light and provide stunning views. A cutting-edge Gulfstream cabin management system allows passengers to control the lighting, temperature, window shades and entertainment devices via a smartphone app.
Boeing BBJ MAX 7
Range: 7,000 nm
Maximum cruise speed: 527 mph
Private jet cost: £76.5 million brand new
Boeing unveiled their latest luxury private jet interior for the BBJ MAX 7 at 2018’s National Business Aviation Association conference. The Genesis concept, designed by SkyStyle, takes inspiration from nature with a white, grey and blue colour palette representing clouds floating above a white-sand beach. The ceiling is decorated with LEDs to replicate a starry sky and the cabin features long, curvy lines to evoke rolling hills.
One of the most expensive private jet options, the BBJ MAX 7 has a customisable layout that can include open meeting spaces for working, a bathroom with stand-up shower, and lounge areas with long sofas. There’s also a kitchen and bedroom, as well as a crew lavatory and rest area. A previous interior design for the BBJ MAX was developed by Alberto Pinto in warmer shades with classic wood and leather furnishings.
The BBJ MAX family, which also includes the BBJ MAX 8 and BBJ MAX 9, features some of the best private jets on the market. The MAX 7 has the most extensive 7,000 nm range but all the models have CFM LEAP-1B engines, top-range flight deck technology, and the MAX Advanced Technology Winglet which reduces drag. Spacious cabins can accommodate 19 passengers and are three times the size of most competitor jets.
Airbus ACJ Neo range
Range: 6,000 – 10,400 nm
Maximum cruise speed: 541 – 567 mph
Private jet cost: £65 – £70 million brand new
Airbus offers a range of business jets that feature heavily in private aircraft guides. Models come with fully-customisable cabins and unique interior design options. Based on the most successful wide body airliner in the world, the Airbus A330, the Neo range has fly-by-wire flight controls, high-speed internet, advanced engines, and a fuel-saving wing design.The ACJ320neo can seat up to 25 passengers and has a 6,000 nm range. It’s available in the Melody design, with flowing lines and curved walls inspired by desert dunes and rivers.
With an even more impressive 10,400 nm range, the ACJ330neo can fly for up to 21 hours non-stop. Designed specifically with the private, VIP market in mind, it’s the ideal aircraft for government heads of state and delegates, seating up to 25 people. The jet’s customisable Harmony design incorporates concentric circles and highlights like a holographic globe, which tracks the aircraft position.
There’s a master bedroom and office, bathroom, and lounge with round tables for meetings or relaxing. Four VIP guest suites lie beyond the lounge, complete with individual offices that convert into bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is also separate seating for support staff and a galley at the rear of the plane.
If you’re looking for a smaller aircraft, the ACJ319neo is one of the top mid-size luxury private jets. The aircraft accommodates up to eight people with a 6,750 nm range and comes in the Infinito design which boasts a classy tan, white and black colour scheme. There’s a bedroom, conference area, lounge, bathroom and kitchen, but the stand-out feature is the sky ceiling, which can project views of the sky above.
Cessna Citation Longitude and Hemisphere
Range: 3,500 – 4,500 nm
Maximum cruise speed: 548 mph
Private jet cost: £19.8 – £26.7 million brand new
The Cessna Citation Longitude is a super-mid-size jet perfect for private charter flights. It seats up to 12 people, with a four-passenger range of 3,500 nm. The cabin is the quietest in its class and has 15 large windows to deliver stellar views and maximum natural light.
Amenities include a walk-in baggage compartment, plush chairs, bathroom, and kitchen with espresso maker. There are three configurations to choose from, offering side-facing seats and comfy couches. Design schemes include Bisque, Jet Black, Toffee and French Roast.
Cessna also plans to launch its new Citation Hemisphere in 2019, which has a longer range of up to 4,500 nm and the widest cabin in its class, at 102 inches in diameter. Capable of accommodating up to 19 passengers, the aircraft will have over-sized windows for panoramic views and a recessed, LED-light ceiling panel that resembles a skylight. The customisable cabin has three zones that can include a bespoke dining area, lounge, office and bathroom.
Embraer Lineage 1000E
Range: 4,600 nm
Maximum cruise speed: 543 mph
Private jet cost: £40.5 million brand new
Based on the Embraer E190 regional airliner, the Lineage 1000E can carry 19 passengers and has a large baggage compartment. The cabin layout features five zones spread over 10,000 cubic feet that can be arranged in various configurations. Options include office spaces, en-suite bedrooms, living rooms and bars. Top aircraft designer Jay Beever has created five designs for the Embraer Lineage 1000E.
The Kyoto Airship comes with floor-to-ceiling windows while the nautical-themed Skyacht One mimics a super yacht with mahogany, wood and brass. For a Wild West feel with horn trimming, saddle-stitched leather and bleached wood, choose the Skyranch One design. The Manhattan has a jewel-coloured interior inspired by 1930s Art Deco Manhattan, while the Hollywood concept has a cloud club bar and 1930s Tinsel Town feel.
Now that you’ve taken a look inside the most luxurious private jets, how about arranging your own private jet hire? Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, contact Air Charter Service to get a quote for your private jet charter needs.