Private Jet deliveries see big gains in 2019

New private jet deliveries 2009 to 2019

Business Jet delivers reached their highest total since 2009, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Many of the new aircraft will find their way to both fleet and fractional operators providing access to shareowners and jet card customers

Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by

Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye

– Bruce Springstein

No doubt, many of those involved in manufacturing private jets recall fondly 2008. That’s when the industry delivered 1,317 new business jets. It was an increase from 2007’s then-record mark of 1,137 new private jets delivered. That busted the 2006 numbers, also a then-record of 887 units delivered.

With the Great Recession, deliveries of new private jets dropped to 874 units in 2009, even more to 767 in 2010, then 696 in 2011, before bottoming out in 2012 at 672 aircraft.

Popular Private Jets and Helicopters

most popular private jets

Compare some of the most popular private aircraft used in fractional and jet card programs.

Each aircraft profile includes:

  • History
  • Manufacturing dates
  • Related models
  • Current fleet size
  • Cabin category
  • Seating diagram
  • Cabin dimensions, including height
  • Seating capacity
  • Speed
  • Baggage capacity, internal and external
  • Access via fractional and jet card programs
  • New pricing as applicable (for types still in production)
  • Used pricing
  • Current models in production from the OEM

Profiled Private Jets and Turboprops

Aerion Supersonic

AS2 supersonic jet

Beechcraft (Textron)

King Air 350
Beechcraft King Air 350 in Wheels Up colors

Bombardier Business Aircraft

Global 7500
VistaJet’s Bombardier Global 7500

Cessna Aircraft Company (Textron)

Cirrus Aviation

Dassault Falcon Jet

Embraer Executive Jets

Gulfstream Aerospace

Gulfstream G650
Gulfstream G650 in Flexjet livery

Hawker

Hawker 800 cabin layout

HondaJet

Pilatus Aircraft

Pilatus PC-12
Pilatus PC-12s operated by fractional provider Plane Sense on the ramp

Sikorsky

S 76 interior
Sikorsky S-76 helicopters are available in fractional ownership and jet cards

Compare over 150 private jets by size category here.

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Pilatus PC-12

Pilatus PC-12

Pilatus PC-12 profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership and jet card options

Pilatus PC-12 Facts

Called the “Swiss Army knife of the skies” for its durability, reliability, and flexibility, the Swiss-made PC-12 can land on grass strips and features a rear cabin cargo door.

PlaneSense, Nicholas Air and Tradewind Aviation have all helped popularize the PC-12 in the fractional and jet card market.

A large cargo door in the rear passenger cabin allows quick conversion from passengers, plus the ability to easily load oversize baggage, including skis.

Manufacturing Dates

Production Start: 1995

Production Ends: In Production

Pilatus PC-12 Related Models

Related PC-12 models include the PC-12 NG and PC-12 NGX. The PC-24 is the first jet from Pilatus.

Cabin Category

Turboprop – Turbojet – Single Engine

Fleet Size

As of November 2019, Amstat lists 766 Pilatus PC-12s and 775 PC-12 NGs

PC-12 Cabin Size and Passengers

The Pilatus PC-12 seen above in PlaneSense’s six-seat configuration

Height: 4 ft 10 in

Width: 5 ft

Length: 16 ft 11 in

Seating Capacity: 6 to 9

Range

Normal: 1,309 nm

Maximum: 1,635 nm

Speed

Maximum Cruise Speed: 370 mph

Baggage Space

Varies by configuration. The PC-12 has a 4.4 ft wide x 4.5 ft high rear cargo door.

Access

Fractional Ownership – Yes

Dedicated Jet Card – Yes

Pricing

Used PC-12s are listed starting at approximately $2.1 million

Pilatus models currently in production

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PC-24

PC-12 NGx

PC-6

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