The best private jets of 2021 revealed

G650

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.

New Private Jet deliveries by manufacturer (2015 to 2020)

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.

New private jet deliveries fall 20% in 2020, lowest since 2004

Challenger 650

Covid-19 impacted private jet deliveries to 644 units, down 20.4% from 809 in 2019, and the lowest since 2004.

New private jet deliveries dropped by 20.4% from 809 in 2019 to 644 last year. It was the lowest total since 2004, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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.

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