Time is a precious commodity. No one knows that better than the busy executive with business meetings on different continents. Your time is far too valuable, and you can afford to waste hours waiting for a connecting flight. It’s much more convenient and comfortable to fly nonstop between the world’s capital without wasteful layovers and stopovers.
Private jets are the choice transport for the busy executive because they’re capable of impressive speeds and have exceptional flying range. The fastest business jets fly just below the speed of sound and can fly nonstop for thousands of nautical miles.
Unveiled in 2019, the Gulfstream G700 is the world’s fastest private jet, thanks to its overpowered engines. The jet boasts an ultra-spacious cabin and is powered by to Rolls-Royce engine to achieve a top speed of Mach 0.925 (1142 km/h) while flying at 51,000 ft. During its maiden flight, the test pilots pushed the jet’s limits to Mach 0.99, just a tad below the speed of sound.
The Cessna Citation X+ is currently the world’s second-fastest jet. This private jet held the speed record for six years straight before being dethroned by the G700 in 2020. The Cessna Citation X+ runs on two Rolls-Royce turbojets and can reach a top speed of Mach 0.935 (1,194 km/h). The private jet can fly from Seattle to Miami in under five minutes.
Bombardier’s Global 7500 is a long-haul passenger jet with a range of 7,700 nautical miles (14,260 km). The jet features a spacious, ultra-luxurious 19-passenger capacity cabin and can fly nonstop to any city on the planet. The Global 7500 runs on two GE Passport engines and can achieve a top speed of Mach 0.925 (1,132 km/h).
The Gulfstream G650 is a top pick for private jet charters thanks to its impressive speed and superior environmental control system designed to reduce jetlag. The luxury business jet runs on two Rolls-Royce engines and flies at top speeds of Mach 0.925 (1,142 km/h). A standard G650 comes with a 7,000 nautical miles range, while the G650ER has an extended range of 7,500 nautical miles. The Gulfstream G650 is a 16-passenger business jet, but it’s often configured for 13 to allow extra legroom.
Launched in 2019, the Bombardier Global 8000 is the fastest business jet in the world. The 19-passenger private jet carries 19 passengers in utmost luxury while hurtling through the skies at an unbeatable speed of Mach 0.94. The business jet can fly nonstop for 8,000 nautical miles in all weather conditions. It is powered by two GE Passport engines and won the Red Dot Award for its 54 ft wide cabin.
Launched in 2018, the Global 6500 is one of the fastest ultra-long-range business jets. An enhanced wing and new Rolls-Royce Pearl engines propel the luxury jets at a top speed of Mach 0.90. The jet can fly nonstop for 6,600 nautical miles and is considered one of the fastest long-range jets in the skies.
The Falcon 8X is a new flagship large-capacity jet from Dassault Aviation. This private jet carries 19 passengers and can fly nonstop from Paris to Hong Kong thanks to its impressive 6,450 nautical miles range. The Falcon 8X runs on three Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and can achieve a maximum speed of 0.9 Mach (1,112 km/h). This jet can take off and land on very short runaways.