Best in Segment: Selecting a Mid or Super-Midsize Cabin Private Jet
July 12, 2022
When looking to acquire a private jet, there are layers of decisions to make. From provider to program, there is no shortage of comparison shopping to do. However, the choice that may be most consequential is your selection of aircraft. If you are looking for the best of both worlds, between lite cabin and large, most mid-size or super-midsize cabin jets offer the performance, capacity, and comfort you might require.
But how do you choose?
Below we have provided a helpful use-case guide that can aid in your aircraft selection process. Midsize and super-midsize cabin private aircraft remain some of the most utilized and sought-after platforms in private aviation, and their performance and efficiency are big reasons as to why.
Modern private jets in this class offer purpose-built pedigrees, comfortable average capacity for up to seven passengers and impressive range that complements the subtle sophistication they exude on any runway. They also typically include more essential amenities like lavatory access and galley spaces. By offering unrivaled performance without compromising on cabin comforts, these jets are in high demand in every sense.
In general, most true midsize jets can accommodate up to seven or eight passengers, depending on configuration. Their average range is about 2,200 nautical miles, the equivalent of five hours, without the need to refuel. Most private jet Owners prefer to avoid this issue, when possible, as more stops can minimize efficiency and tack on unneeded costs or delays.
This Flexjet featured model from Embraer may offer a logical starting point for most prospective mid-class aircraft Owners.
- Embraer Praetor 500:
The Praetor 500 from Embraer is an upgrade on the Legacy 450 design, with new performance winglets and extra fuel for greater range, plus, a class-leading cabin altitude of 45,000 feet. Fly-by-wire anti-turbulence technology and a stand-up cabin allow for a remarkably comfortable travel experience for up to eight.
Commonly referred to as ‘business jets’ by many OEM manufacturers, their main offering is functionality paired with performance. This class of aircraft is ideal for aircraft Owners who want more premium touches such as a roomy cabin with fully reclining seats, and advanced entertainment and Wi-Fi systems, but do not want the higher overhead costs of a larger jet.
The private jets in this category provide truly impressive intercontinental performance, a comfortable working environment, and room for up to nine passengers flying six hours or longer. In addition, aircraft in this segment typically feature enhanced cabin amenities like a full wet galley that allows for fine dining or casual meals for multiple passengers on extended-range flights. Super-midsize jets offer better fuel efficiency, runway performance and overall economy than larger aircraft. These crucial differentiators prove why this jet segment stays at the pinnacle of demand.
Below are some excellent options from the Flexjet featured super-midsize fleet.
- Bombardier Challenger 350
An aircraft with a no-compromise approach that continues to define the super mid-size category. The ultra-smooth, super-midsize Challenger 350 by Bombardier is purpose-built for efficient performance and exceptional comfort. Carefully designed for an unrivaled private jet experience.
- Embraer Praetor 600
The perfect union of performance, comfort and technology makes the Praetor 600 the most disruptive business jet in existence. From class-leading cabin comfort, including best-in-class cabin altitude and standard HEPA filters, to more destinations with best-in-class range and enviable performance in challenging airports, the Praetor 600 truly expands your journey and delivers the utmost performance in efficiency.
How Can I Access a Super-Midsize Private Jet?
The most reputable and reliable place to coordinate and commit to private jet access is a provider that you trust. Many providers have designated their sales and service departments to provide buyers with an efficient way to find, access or purchase used or new private jets.
Whether you are looking to purchase a whole aircraft, interested in fractional jet ownership, private jet lease or simply wanting to arrange for a last-minute charter, there’s a program solution for you.
At Flexjet we provide fractional ownership and jet lease access to our premium fleet of the latest aircraft, which includes the Embraer Phenom 300, Praetor 500, Bombardier Challenger 350, Gulfstream G450, and Gulfstream G650. True world-class aircraft operated by world-class pilots and team members.
For more about our specific Flexjet programs and availability, contact our team via our website or call us on (866) 473-0025.