In the midsize category, some private jets will fly you nonstop to Europe while others don’t have the range to go nonstop across the country

 

As we note in related articles of this series, there is no specific delineation in what separates a super midsize and midsize private jet, although there is agreement that a single category covers those jets between 21,000 and 41,000 pounds as measured by maximum takeoff weight. Reviewing data supplied by Conklin & de Decker, there are more than a dozen options that have a range of at least 3,000 nautical miles with all passenger seats full. Multiply by 1.15078 if you want to convert to the mileage non-pilots typically use.

 

The data in the table below is ranked on range seats full and you will also find the typical number of seats for each jet type, however, keep in mind, configurations can vary, so always check with your provider. Also helpful is range based on flights with four passengers, the typical private jet payload. That said, there are many factors that influence how far you can fly nonstop, including winds and airport conditions, including runway length, plus how many people onboard, baggage and even the weight of fuel loaded.

 

On the basis of a full aircraft, the Gulfstream G280 at 3,590 nautical miles beats out the Cessna Citation Longitude at 3,422 nm and the Dassault Falcon 2000DX/s and then the Bombardier Challenger 350. The Cessna Citation X, along with the Gulfstream G650, one of the two fastest business jets, also is among the leaders when it comes to range.

 

These Jet Cards Will Fly You The Furthest

 

In shopping for jet cards, many of the leading programs are structured where you buy a category. We always recommend before contacting the providers, write out as much of your planned travel as you can – subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons can use our Jet Card Decider tool where we help – so that in reviewing which aircraft might be used, you can make sure they will fit your needs. Many category programs enable you to upgrade or downgrade size category per trip – a good thing – but keep in mind if you have to consistently upgrade, you are paying more than perhaps you anticipated.

 

On the other side, a number of jet cars offer aircraft specific cards for jets in the midsize and super mid categories or enable you to choose a specific aircraft – again, the information you will find in Private Jet Card Comparison’s database comparing over 250 programs. Flexjet, Magellan Jets, NetJets, Nicholas Air, OneFlight, ProspAir, Star Jets and VistaJet each offer aircraft specific options with guaranteed availability and fixed rates that cover midsize, including super mid private jets. Wheels Up, which has started taking delivery of the Citation Xs, should soon join as well. If it is getting a bit confusing, subscribe and use our Jet Card Decider service to help you out.

 

Which midsize and super mid private jets have the longest range? Compare over 60 private jets by how far you can fly with a full load or four passengers:

Aircraft Name Seats Range – Seats Full (nm) Max Range 4 PAX (nm)
Gulfstream G280 8 3,590 3,690
Cessna Citation Longitude 8 3,422 3,568
Dassault Falcon 2000DX 10 3,378 3,440
Dassault Falcon 2000S 10 3,371 3,638
Bombardier Challenger 350 8 3,277 3,421
Dassault Falcon 50-40 9 3,267 3,443
Cessna Citation X+ 8 3,229 3,380
Dassault Falcon 50EX 9 3,223 3,388
Premier Aircraft Falcon 50-4 9 3,210 3,360
Gulfstream G200 8 3,130 3,530
Beechcraft Hawker 4000 8 3,100 3,283
Bombardier Challenger 300 8 3,065 3,340
Dassault Falcon 50 9 3,057 3,200
Beechcraft Hawker 1000 8 2,970 3,150
Cessna Citation X 8 2,890 3,125
Dassault Falcon 2000 10 2,841 3,130
Cessna Citation Sovereign+ 9 2,773 3,163
Embraer Legacy 500 8 2,762 3,167
Gulfstream G150 7 2,760 3,130
Beechcraft Hawker 800XPR 8 2,733 2,929
Beechcraft Hawker 900XP 8 2,733 2,929
Cessna Citation Sovereign 9 2,620 3,010
Beechcraft Hawker 800SP 8 2,560 2,740
Gulfstream G100 7 2,550 2,910
Beechcraft Hawker 850XP 8 2,525 2,710
Embraer Legacy 450 7 2,498 2,963
Beechcraft Hawker 800XP 8 2,470 2,620
Beechcraft Hawker 800XPi 8 2,470 2,620
Cessna Citation Latitude 9 2,455 2,870
Beechcraft Hawker 800 8 2,390 2,570
IAI Astra SP 7 2,330 2,780
Sabreliner Sabre 65 6 2,300 2,460
Dassault Falcon 20F-5 9 2,250 2,475
Dassault Falcon 20F-5B 9 2,250 2,475
Bombardier Learjet 60 7 2,186 2,418
IAI Westwind 2 7 2,150 2,560
Dassault Falcon 200 9 2,050 2,270
Beechcraft Hawker 750 8 2,050 2,200
Bombardier Learjet 60XR 7 2,044 2,398
Dassault Falcon 20C-5 9 2,040 2,260
Dassault Falcon 20C-5B 9 2,040 2,260
IAI Westwind 1 7 2,030 2,200
Bombardier Learjet 55C 7 1,870 2,040
Bombardier Learjet 55/55B 7 1,870 2,040
Bombardier Learjet 70 6 1,849 2,000
Bombardier Learjet 75 8 1,805 1,998
Bombardier Learjet 40XR 6 1,778 1,960
Cessna Citation III 7 1,770 2,000
Cessna Citation VI 7 1,770 2,000
Cessna Citation VII 7 1,693 1,824
Bombardier Learjet 45XR 8 1,685 1,937
Bombardier Learjet 40 6 1,573 1,707
Cessna Citation XLS 8 1,539 1,989
Cessna Citation XLS+ 8 1,528 1,976
Cessna Citation Excel 7 1,449 1,839
Bombardier Learjet 45 8 1,423 1,968
Dassault Falcon 20F 9 1,340 1,500
Dassault Falcon 20C 9 1,200 1,285
Sabreliner Sabre 80 (75A) 7 1,180 1,280
Sabreliner Sabre 60 6 1,000 1,160

© Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc., July 14, 2018. Used with permission under license. Table and data may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc. Note:  Seating is standard configuration, provided for guidance only and may vary by owner.

 

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