Will your luggage fit? With light jets, there is naturally less luggage space than bigger private jets. These light jets have the most space for your baggage

 

Before getting into the nitty-gritty, as we look at light jets, the industry definition is aircraft under 20,000 pounds for maximum takeoff weight, however, there are several types that you will often find classified as light jets – the Citations Excel/XLS and Learjet 40/45 that are technically midsize jets. For these reports, we’ve used data supplied by Conklin & de Decker which we divided by maximum takeoff weight, so as you consider jet card providers you may find aircraft you were expecting to find here with the midsize jets. For paid subscribers, we offer our Jet Card Decider service if you want to save some time and let us help you.

 

When it comes to total baggage space, the new Pilatus PC-24 edges out Embraer’s Phenom 300 series with 90 cubic feet of storage versus 85 cubic feet. As you look at the chart below, the difference between internal and external storage is that with internal storage you have access to that luggage compartment directly from the passenger area so you can get to your bags inflight. Just for reference, the Citation Excel/XLS has 90 cubic feet of baggage storage space while the Learjet 45 series is at 65 cubic feet.

 

Back to actual light jets, after the Phenom 300 the Beechcraft Premier 1/1A offers 77 cubic feet of space followed closely by a number of Citation variations and then the Phenom 100 with 70 cubic space. Of course, your luggage isn’t necessarily measured in cubic feet, for example golf clubs, skis, dive gear and so forth, so before signing up for a light jet program make sure if you travel with large amounts of luggage or various sports gear or other oversized baggage to discuss in depth your needs with the providers you are considering.

 

Which light jets have the most luggage space? Compare over 60 light and very light jets by internal, external and total space for your baggage:

Aircraft Name Baggage Volume Internal (cu. ft.) Baggage Volume External (cu. ft.) Total Baggage Volume (cu. ft.)
Pilatus PC-24 0.00 90.00 90.00
Embraer Phenom 300 19.00 66.00 85.00
Embraer Phenom 300E 19.00 66.00 85.00
Beechcraft Premier I 23.00 55.00 78.00
Beechcraft Premier IA 23.00 55.00 78.00
Sierra Industries FJ44 Super SII S550 36.00 41.00 77.00
Sierra Industries FJ44 Super II 550 36.00 41.00 77.00
Cessna Citation CJ4 6.00 71.00 77.00
Cessna Citation S/II 36.00 41.00 77.00
Cessna Citation II/IISP 36.00 41.00 77.00
Cessna Citation Bravo 28.00 46.00 74.00
Cessna Citation CJ2 4.00 70.00 74.00
Cessna Citation Encore+ 28.00 43.00 71.00
Cessna Citation Encore 28.00 43.00 71.00
Embraer Phenom 100EV 10.00 60.00 70.00
Embraer Phenom 100E 10.00 60.00 70.00
Embraer Phenom 100 10.00 60.00 70.00
Cessna Citation Ultra 26.00 41.00 67.00
Cessna Citation V 26.00 41.00 67.00
Honda Aircraft HA-420 HondaJet 0.00 66.00 66.00
Cessna Citation CJ3 0.00 65.00 65.00
Cessna Citation CJ3+ 0.00 65.00 65.00
Cessna Citation CJ2+ 0.00 65.00 65.00
Cessna Citation Mustang 6.00 57.00 63.00
Cessna Citation CJ1 8.00 51.00 59.00
Sierra Industries FJ44 Eagle II 501SP 40.00 17.00 57.00
Sierra Industries FJ44 Stallion 501SP 40.00 17.00 57.00
Cessna Citation I/ISP 40.00 17.00 57.00
Cessna Citation 500 40.00 17.00 57.00
Nextant Aerospace 400XT 31.00 25.00 56.00
Nextant Aerospace 400XTi 31.00 25.00 56.00
Beechcraft Hawker 400XPR 31.00 25.00 56.00
Beechcraft Beechjet 400A 30.00 26.00 56.00
Beechcraft Hawker 400XP 31.00 25.00 56.00
Cessna Citation Jet 4.00 51.00 55.00
SyberJet SJ30 0.00 53.00 53.00
Beechcraft Diamond 1A 20.00 33.00 53.00
Beechcraft Beechjet 400 12.00 33.00 45.00
Cessna Citation CJ1+ 0.00 45.00 45.00
Cessna Citation M2 0.00 43.10 43.10
Sabreliner Sabre 40A 43.00 0.00 43.00
Dassault Falcon 10 13.00 28.00 41.00
Bombardier Learjet 35A 40.00 0.00 40.00
Dassault Falcon 100 12.00 28.00 40.00
Bombardier Learjet 31A 40.00 0.00 40.00
Bombardier Learjet 25D 40.00 0.00 40.00
Bombardier Learjet 24D 40.00 0.00 40.00
Bombardier Learjet 24E 40.00 0.00 40.00
Bombardier Learjet 31ER 30.00 0.00 30.00
Bombardier Learjet 31A/ER 30.00 0.00 30.00
Bombardier Learjet 31 30.00 0.00 30.00
Bombardier Learjet 36A 27.00 0.00 27.00
Cirrus Vision SF50 0.00 23.50 23.50
One Aviation Eclipse 500 16.00 0.00 16.00
One Aviation Eclipse 550 16.00 0.00 16.00
One Aviation Total Eclipse 500 16.00 0.00 16.00

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