10. Aerion SBJ
Price: $80 million
Although this aircraft remains a concept, the Aerion Supersonic Business Jet (SBJ) looks set to become the future of executive travel. Recent flight tests, in collaboration with NASA's Dryden Flight Research Centre, indicated a top speed of Mach 2.0. Good news for the 50 people who have already sent letters of ordering intent to the company.
9. HondaJet HA-420
Price: $4.5 million
Scheduled for first delivery in the third quarter of 2012, the HA-420 is Honda's first ever commercial aircraft. The jet prides itself on several innovative design features, including an over-the-wing mounted engine which improves aircraft performance, fuel efficiency and aerodynamics. This also allows for a more spacious cabin and greater cargo capacity.
8. Hawker 900XP
Price: $14.5 million
Marketed as the world's best-selling midsize business jet, the Hawker 900XP is the ultimate combination of cabin size, range, and speed. The jet can cover nearly 3000 nautical miles without the need for an uncomfortable layover and reaches a height of 41,000 feet in just 25 minutes.
7. Airbus ACJ Family
Price: $75 million
The Airbus ACJ Family offers the most spacious cabins in the corporate jet market. With 100 square metres of cabin floor area, the A320 Prestige facilitates an infinite number of interior configurations. Its Category 3B all-weather landing system means that passengers can safely arrive at their chosen destination when others are forced to land elsewhere.
6. Embraer Legacy 650
Price: $29.5 million
The Embraer Legacy 650 is powered by Rolls-Royce AE 3007 A2 engines and can cover a range of 3,900 nautical miles carrying four passengers. The aircraft also features three spacious cabin zones and a large baggage compartment, making the Legacy 650 a midsize business jet market leader.
5. Bombardier Learjet 85
Price: $17.1 million (projected)
Set for release in 2013, the highly anticipated Learjet 85 will feature the latest technological advancements combined with superior design aesthetics. Both fuselage and wing are built primarily from carbon composite while the jet's interior features forward-looking, fully reclinable seats designed for maximum productivity and comfort.
4. Cessna Citation XLS +
Price: $11.86 million
Recent additions to this industry stalwart include full-authority digital engine controls (FADEC), an upgraded cockpit, wider passenger seats and a more streamlined profile. Cessna say that "The XLS+ combines the big cabin comfort of a midsize jet with the flexibility and freedom of a light jet.”
3. Boeing BBJ3
Price: $75 million - $90 million
Based on the 737-900ER, Boeing's BBJ3 is the business jet of choice for several state VIPs. Boeing's BBJ program focuses on helping passengers fly safely, efficiently, reliably and comfortably. All BBJs are delivered with lower cabin altitude and Future Air Navigation System technology, as well as Blended Winglets (wing tip extensions), which reduce community noise, lower emissions and increase the airplane's range.
2. Dassault Falcon 7X
Price: $50 million
The Falcon 7X is the first fully fly-by-wire business jet and claims to be the "first aircraft to be designed entirely on a virtual platform." Dassault's military heritage and passion for innovation means that the Falcon 7X is a technologically advanced yet supremely agile business jet.
1. Gulfstream G650
Price: $59.9 million - $65.5 million
Gulfstream Aerospace has been producing aircrafts for corporate, government, private and military customers all over the world for more than three decades. The company's G650 business jet carries on this legacy, providing an ultra-high speed, extremely comfortable journey for all passengers on board. Conceived in 2005 and introduced in 2008, the G650 is able to carry eight passengers and four crew members for a total of 7,000 nautical miles without having to stop. The jet’s extremely powerful Rolls-Royce engines means the jet can reach speeds of almost Mach 1.0 on shorter journeys. Gulfstream believes that the G650 is the most technology advanced business aircraft available, with several sophisticated safety features aimed at improving the pilot's situational awareness and passenger comfort. When it comes to the cabin, the G650 living environment accommodates up to 18 people, with 12 select floor plans available to meet specific journey requirements. Gulfstream believes that the G650 is the finest aircraft it has ever built.