The best private jets of 2021 revealed

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Gulfstream, Textron, and Embraer topped the list of preferred private jets, according to a just-released survey of Business Jet Traveler readers

Gulfstream Aerospace, Textron Aviation, and Embraer Executive Jets each topped two categories in the just-released 11th annual survey of Business Jet Traveler readers.

Dassault Falcon 50

Dassault Falcon 50

Falcon 50 private jet profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership, and jet card options

Dassault Falcon 50 Facts

AOPA Magazine writes, “Falcons have always been known as pilots’ airplanes, and the Falcon 50 and follow-on 50EX preserved those traits while broadening the design’s reach into super-midsize territory. Certified in 1977, the 50 is a three-engine outgrowth of the Falcon 20 design, which also was well regarded for its flying qualities and large cabin. And the 50 became known for being the biggest airplane on the ramp at smaller airports, opening up to its owners many more airport options than its competitors.”

Manufacturing Dates

Falcon 50 interior
Interior of a Falcon 50 from Ajax Jets

Falcon 50 (1980 to 1996), Falcon 50EX (1997 to 2007)

Cabin Category

Super Midsize

Fleet Size

As of June 2021, Amstat lists 332 Falcon 50 and Falcon 50EX in service

Falcon 50 Cabin Size and Passengers

Falcon 50 interior layout

Height: 5.8 feet

Width: 6.1 feet

Length: 23.5 feet

Seating Capacity: Up to 9 passengers

Range

The Falcon 7X a range of 5,466 nautical miles full or 5,840 nautical miles with four passengers. The range of the Falcon 7X is:

Full: 3,057 nautical miles

Four Passengers: 3,200 nautical miles

Speed

Maximum Cruise Speed: 552 mph

Normal Cruise Speed: 496 mph

Long-Range Cruise Speed: 411 mph

Baggage Space

115 cubic feet total, 25 cubic feet interior and accessible from the passenger cabin

Access

Fractional Ownership – Yes

Dedicated Jet Card – Yes

Pricing

Used Falcon 50s are listed starting at approximately $395,000

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Private Jet deliveries 2015 to 2020

Private jet deliveries by year from 2015 to 2020, by OEM, and private jet model from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cirrus, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Honda, Pilatus, and Textron

When it comes to private jets, COVID-19 impacted 2020 saw delivery of new aircraft drop to 644, the lowest count since 2004. It followed 809 new business jet deliveries in 2019, the best since 874 units in 2009, and 1,317 in 2008.

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