From long-range private jets to single-engine turboprops, new data reveals the most-used private aircraft for 2019
The most popular private jet in the U.S. for 2019 wasn’t a jet.
The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop was the most popular private aircraft clocking 244,217 flights in 2019, according to Argus Traqpak.
Second most popular was the King Air 200, a twin-engine turboprop that fleetwide made enjoyed 180,219 flights last year.
Most Popular Private Jets by Category
|Category||Aircraft Type||2019 Flights|
|Super Long Range Jet||Gulfstream 550||49,534|
|Large Cabin Jet||Challenger 600 series||80,313|
|Super Midsize Jet||Challenger 300 series||95,644|
|Midsize Jet||Citation Excel/XLS series||161,323|
|Light Jet||Phenom 300||117,339|
|Very Light Jet||Phenom 100||32,582|
|Multi-Engine Turboprop||King Air 200||180,219|
|Single Engine Turboprop||Pilatus PC-12||244,217|
The most popular private jet was Textron’s Citation Excel/XLS series which ruled the midsize category with 161,323 flights.
In terms of super long-range private jets, the preferred chariot of private fliers is the Gulfstream G550, with 49,534 flights.