Runway Guide: Super-Midsize Segment Standouts
March 31, 2023
When considering a need or investment in private jet travel – it’s easy to find yourself the recipient of a lot of free advice. However, if you are looking for a recommendation on which private aircraft type fits most travel demands, chances are it will be a super-midsize jet.
Commonly referred to as ‘business jets’ by many original equipment manufacturers (OEM), super-midsize private jets have affirmed themselves as the ‘go-to’ jet solution for many private flyers. This dynamic aircraft class delivers unparalleled performance, innovative fuel efficiencies, high-end technical amenities and masterful runway agility.
Flexjet’s global fleet of ultra-modern aircraft proudly features some of the finest aircraft in the super-midsize class – each with purpose-built performance pedigrees and enviable ‘large jet’ comfort and amenities. Discover why our approach to this segment is anything but middling.
The Challenger 350 and Beyond
As the longest-standing fractional jet operator of the Bombardier Challenger 300 series – this legendary platform has its capabilities and reliability well-known within our global fleet.
The Challenger 350 has an exemplary legacy, powerful coast-to-coast performance, and generous capacity for up to 9 passengers. Flexjet remains a steadfast supporter of this incredible platform and proudly welcomes the latest evolution in the Challenger 350 aircraft into our global fleet offerings. Legacy hallmarks remain true-to-form in this next-generation update.
Enter the Challenger 3500, with one of the most technologically advanced cabins in the super-midsize class. It showcases a redesigned interior with exclusive touches including the patented Nuage seat, which offers a zero-gravity position and previously was available only on Bombardier’s large-cabin Global aircraft. It also has advanced technologies such as the first voice-controlled cabin, wireless chargers throughout the cabin and the only 24-inch, 4K displays in its class.
For years, our Owners have benefitted dramatically from its capable range, efficient performance, exceptional comfort, and spaciousness which have earned it a dedicated legion of happy private jet travelers.
The Praetor 600
As one of the most sought-after business jets in the industry, the Praetor 600 possesses a rare union of class-leading performance, generous capacity, and accessible runway scrubs.
While others continue to abide by the industry standard, the Praetor 600 from Embraer has raised the bar significantly. Showcasing speed, range, and accommodations that captivate – it’s an absolute apex performer and an exceptionally popular aircraft for Flexjet within the US and EU theatres.
Featuring a genuinely thoughtful cabin design, ultra-modern amenities, and enhanced cabin volume, the Praetor 600 has successfully created one of the quietest and smoothest, while also offering one of the most productive in-flight environments available.
When traveling in the Praetor 600, a passenger feels an altitude impact of only 5,800 feet while cruising at 45,000 feet. This pressure level, combined with higher humidity levels, means travelers feel less fatigued and more active during the flight and better refreshed on arrival.
The Praetor 600 is the first super midsized jet with full fly-by-wire technology, which powers the Active Turbulence Reduction feature that not only makes every flight the smoothest but also the most efficient possible. One of the distinctive features of the Praetor 600 is the enlarged winglets, roughly six feet high, which contribute to the aircraft’s fuel efficiency.
Owners enjoy premium seating for up to 9 passengers as you seamlessly catch up on work or relaxation with high-speed internet connectivity. If you have a coast-to-coast travel agenda, this apex performer can handle it with ease.
Why is the Super-Midsize Segment So Popular?
There are many reasons why the capable and efficient super-midsize segment remains a vital part of the Flexjet global fleet – it’s a real-world example of the ‘just right’ phenomenon.
Accepted and proper counsel to anyone buying an aircraft share would be to select a segment of aircraft that will meet 80% of your flying needs. Both the Praetor 600 and Challenger series fit this profile perfectly.
This super-midsize generation offers unmatched functionality paired with performance. Ideal for those who want more premium touches, such as a roomy cabin with fully reclining seats and advanced entertainment and Wi-Fi systems but wish to avoid a larger jet because of a heavy domestic travel agenda.
Truly the best of both worlds.
How Can I Access a Super-Midsize Jet Like the Challenger 3500 or Praetor 600?
Getting into the ideal aircraft for you requires some level of commitment through fractional ownership or lease share access via a closed-fleet model.
Flexjet private jet Ownership features exclusive fleet aircraft that are sometimes not available in open fleet or on-demand business models – short notice scheduling, and specialty services like complimentary helicopter airport transfers are also perks enjoyed via ownership programs.
Flexjet also grants you the ability to upgrade or downgrade your aircraft to other available fleet cabin classes. This aircraft flexibility and attractive interchange opportunities allow you the freedom to experience several different models and cabin classes while optimizing for your specific trip needs.
Want to learn more about our unmatched programs and services? Contact our team via our website or call us at (866) 473-0025 to discover more about our exclusive fractional jet ownership, private jet lease, or a premium charter on-demand jet program.