The most popular private jets of 2020 revealed

Gulfstream G450

Gulfstream bumped Bombardier as the most used large private jet in 2020 while holding onto the top spot in super long-range private jets, according to Argus TRAQPak

Textron Aviation’s Citation Excel/XLS, Mustang, and King Air 200 were the most flown aircraft in their respective categories

Gulfstream Aerospace had the most popular large cabin and super long-range private jets in 2020, according to just-released data from Argus TRAQPak.

At the same time, Textron Aviation saw three of its business aircraft take the top spot in three of the eight categories. Its Beechcraft King Air 200 was the most flown multi-engine turboprop. The Cessna Citation Mustang was the most popular very light jet. Its Citation Excel/XLS/XLS+ won the midsize private jet category.

GrandView Aviation adds Denver base

GrandView Aviation

Phenom 300 private jet charter operator GrandView Aviation added bases in Scottsdale and Chicago in 2020

Denver is becoming a hot spot for expansion among private jet operators. Maryland-based GrandView Aviation said it would open a base at Centennial Airport on Feb. 1. It’s the company’s sixth base. In recent years, the Embraer Phenom 300 operator has added Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and Scottsdale.

Elite Jets targets Naples, Florida private flyers with jet card program

Elite Jets Phenom 300

Naples, Florida-based Elite Jets offers a guaranteed availability jet card on its fleet of manufacturer-delivered Embraer Phenom 300s

Flyers based in Naples, Florida, looking for a local airport membership solution can now look at Elite Jets Charters, LLC. The largest tenant at Naples Municipal Airport late last year rolled out its first jet card offering.

Big and small aircraft most popular with private jet buyers

Gulfstream G700

The Pilatus PC-24 light jet and Gulfstream G700 ultra-long-range large-cabin private jet are drawing the most interest from aircraft buyers when asked about their next purchase

Big is beautiful and small is stunning. That seems to be the message from the latest research by JetNet IQ.

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