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.

Flexjet moves to FET exempt jet cards

Flexjet

The fractional share operator is the latest jet card seller to offer an extended tax holiday if you purchase before the CARES Act expires at the end of 2020

Another day, another private aviation provider that is now saying if you buy one of its jet cards before the end of the year, your flights in 2021 and beyond will be free of the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax.

Flexjet accepts first Praetor 500 from Embraer

Flexjet

The midsize private jet is the first in Flexjet’s $1.4 billion order made in October

Flexjet said it has taken delivery of its first Embraer Praetor 500. It is part of a $1.4 billion order announced in October with Embraer Executive Jets. The order includes the Praetor 500 and 600 aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets.

Flexjet is the fleet launch customer for the Praetor 500, expanding its fleet of midsized aircraft. It is also the North American launch customer for the Gulfstream G700.

Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Phenom 300

Embraer Phenom 300 profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership and jet card options

Embraer Phenom 300 Facts

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer’s Phenom 300 held the title of the best-selling light private jet in the world seven years in a row 2011 to 2018 providing seating up to eight (although configurations include six and seven-seat plans) and extended range. The final numbers for 2019 haven’t been announced.

It is now succeeded by the Phenom 300E with advanced avionics and cabin systems, although both share the same dimensions.

The Phenom 300 is widely available in both fractional ownership and leases and jet cards with NetJets, Magellan Jets, and Alliance Aviation all adding membership programs this year.

The price for a used Phenom 300 begins at around $5 million, according to Controller, although as of Jan. 2020 only 16 were on the market.

Manufacturing Dates

Production Start: 2009

Production End: 2017

Last Delivery: 2017

Phenom 300 Related Models

The light jet Phenom 300 followed the Phenom 100 very light jet and is now succeeded by the Phenom 300E in the Embraer family.

Fleet Size

Embraer has delivered 530 Phenom 300s as of January, of which 70 are Phenom 300Es

Cabin Category

Light Jet

Phenom 300 Cabin Size and Passengers

Phenom 300
The best selling Embraer 300 light jet configuration above as offered by NetJets.

Height: 4.92 feet

Width: 5.08 feet

Length: 17.17 feet

Seating Capacity: 6 to 9 varies by operator

Range

Full: 1,811 nautical miles

Four Passengers: 2,077 nautical miles

Speed

Maximum Cruise Speed: 444 mph

Normal Cruise Speed: 430 mph

Long-Range Cruise Speed: 383 mph

Baggage Space

19 cubic feet internal; 66 cubic feet external

Access

Fractional Ownership – Yes

Dedicated Jet Card – Yes

Pricing

Used Phenom 300s are listed starting at $5.5 million. The current list price for the Phenom 300E starts at $9.65 million.

Other Embraer models currently in production

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