With a range of 7,700 nautical miles and eight sleeping berths, VistaJet says the Global 7500 is a game-changer
The ultra-long-range private jet retails for $73 million
VistaJet is offering guaranteed availability and fixed rates without ownership via its Program membership
NetJets will introduce its version of the Global 7500 to the fractional market in 2021
Last month VistaJet announced its first Bombardier Global Express is available for customers to charter beginning in January. It also said it may have six in the fleet by the end of 2020 and could add six more by 2021.
The timing gives it at least a year’s headstart over rival NetJets, the largest operator of private jets in the world.
Now VistaJet is releasing more details on cabin configuration, both daytime and for sleeping,
Available to its jet card program members now, VistaJet
expects to have six Global 7500s flying by the end of 2020
Vista Global’s VistaJet will put the first of six Bombardier Global 7500 ultra-long-range private jets into service starting in January 2020. Members of its Program, the private jet charter operator’s version of a jet card and alternative to fractional ownership, can start reserving flights as of today. The company has said it has orders and options for as many as 30 of the new jets.
NetJets is the largest operator of private jets in the world, but it doesn’t offer all of its aircraft types in jet cards. Which one is next?
NetJets has previously said the jet card flying accounts for about 20% of flights with its core business of fractional shares and leases taking up the lion’s share. Currently, it has five jet specific cards covering light, midsize, super midsize and large private jets, a combination card that enables buyers to split time between two types, a cross-country card and an Elite card, which includes FET and fuel surcharges in pricing. There are no turboprops in the NetJets fleet, but it has a number of aircraft not in the jet card programs.
Which private jet has the longest range? For the purpose of this exercise, we did not look at airliner sized private jets such as the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) or Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ). We also looked for data that would show range based on full capacity and NBAA IFR fuel reserves required from possible diversion at the destination airport, typically 45 minutes.