Heavy Jet Aircraft Charter

Interior of a Bombardier Challenger 600 series jet. Extra wide cabins come standard on "heavy jets", affording high levels of comfort for long-distance flights. Above banner: Dassault Falcon 2000.

Heavy jets offer an extremely comfortable private jet experience. They typically seat 10 or more people. They fly faster and higher providing a high level of cabin comfort and amenities for longer-range flights, including between continents. Large chairs, wide aisles, larger baggage compartments, premium audio and video entertainment, phone and a full galley are standard, with fax and wifi increasingly available. Heavy jets often come with a flight attendant to enhance safety and assist with catering for both business and entertainment.

On this page:

  • Bombardier Challenger 600, 601, 604, 605, 650, 850

  • Dassault Falcon 2000, 900

  • Embraer Legacy 600, 650

  • Gulfstream G II, G III, G IV, G300, G400, G350, G450

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Bombardier Challenger 600

Passengers (typical): 9
Cabin Height: 6.1 ft
Cabin Width: 8.2 ft
Cabin Length: 28.3 ft
Baggage Vol: 115 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 458 KTAS
Max Cruising Altitude: 40,000 ft
Full Passenger Range: 2,800 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

Bombardier Challenger 601-1A / 601-3AER

Passengers (typical): 9
Cabin Height: 6.1 ft
Cabin Width: 8.2 ft
Cabin Length: 28.3 ft
Baggage Vol: 115 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 459 KTAS
Max Cruising Altitude: 41,000 ft
Range Full: 3,180 NM / 3,380 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Challenger 600 is the original model of the Challenger line of aircraft known for its spacious cabin. The 601 series are equipped with upgraded engines and some later models have extended range ("ER") by the addition of a tail cone fuel tank.

Bombardier Challenger 604 / 605, 650

Passengers (typical): 10
Cabin Height: 6.1 ft
Cabin Width: 8.2 ft
Cabin Length: 28.4 ft
Baggage Vol: 115 cu ft
Avg Speed: 459 / 470 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 41,000 ft
Range Full: 3,756 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Challenger 604 has a maximum range of 4,000 nautical miles and optional stretched cabin with two more windows. The Challenger 650 has a redesigned cabin, cockpit and upgraded engines with 5% more take off thrust enabling better short field take off performance.


Bombardier Challenger 850 / 850 CS

Passengers (typical): 15 / 18
Cabin Height: 6.1 ft
Cabin Width: 8.2 ft
Cabin Length: 48.3 ft
Baggage Vol: 202 / 392 cu ft
Avg Speed: 459 / 471 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 41,000 ft
Range Full: 2,456 / 2,178 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Challenger 850 is based on the CRJ 200 Regional Jet (itself a development of the original Challenger 600). It can seat 18 in executive configuration, to 30 in first class shuttle configuration.


Dassault Falcon 2000 / 2000DX / 2000EX

Passengers (typical): 10
Cabin Height: 6.2 ft
Cabin Width: 7.7 ft
Cabin Length: 31.0 ft
Baggage Vol: 134 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 453 KTAS / 445 KTAS / 445 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 47,000 ft
Full Passenger Range: 2,841 NM / 3,378 NM / 3,878 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Falcon 2000 is a twin-engine transcontinental business jet with a cabin 7 feet shorter than the Falcon 900. The Falcon 2000DX was designed to match the performance of the smaller Falcon 50EX with similar runway performance and range, plus wide-body cabin comfort. The 2000EX model adds greater fuel capacity, more powerful engines, and even greater range than earlier variants.


Dassault Falcon 2000LX / 2000LXS / 2000S

Passengers (typical): 10
Cabin Height: 6.2 ft
Cabin Width: 7.7 ft
Cabin Length: 31.0 ft
Baggage Vol: 131 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 464 KTAS / 464 KTAS / 464 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 47,000 ft
Range Full: 3,891 NM / 3,803 NM / 3,371 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Falcon 2000LXS adds short-field performance capabilities of the Falcon 2000S to the long-range capabilities of the Falcon 2000LX. 


Dassault Falcon 900/ 900DX / 900EX

Passengers (typical): 12
Cabin Height: 6.2 ft
Cabin Width: 7.7 ft
Cabin Length: 39.0 ft
Baggage Vol: 127 cu ft
Avg Speed: 456 / 459 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 51,000 ft
Range Full: 3,590 NM / 4,100 NM/ 4,500 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Falcon 900 is a large size long-range business jet based on the Falcon 50. The Falcon 900 has a wider and longer fuselage enabling three-abreast seating. The 900DX holds less fuel and has a lower purchase price but incorporates a new flight deck. The 900EX has engines that produce higher thrust and carries more fuel that increases range to roughly 4,500 NM.


Dassault Falcon 900LX

Passengers (typical): 12
Cabin Height: 6.2 ft
Cabin Width: 7.7 ft
Cabin Length: 39.0 ft
Baggage Vol: 127 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 459 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 51,000 ft
Range Full: 4,800 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Falcon 900LX adds winglets that reduce drag by as much as 7% allowing a range of 4,800 miles. Climb performance is improved by 10% over earlier Falcon 900 series models. The new winglets are available as a retrofit on earlier Falcon 900 models.


Embraer Legacy 600/ 650, 650E

Passengers (typical): 13
Cabin Height: 6.0 ft
Cabin Width: 6.9 ft
Cabin Length: 49.8 ft
Baggage Vol: 286 cu ft
Avg Speed: 429 / 437 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 41,000 ft
Full Passenger Range: 3,091 NM/ 3661 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Legacy is Embraer’s mid-size business jet derived from the ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 commercial regional jetliners. A Corporate Shuttle version can be configured with up to 19 seats.


Gulfstream G III

Passengers (typical): 12
Cabin Height: 6.1 ft
Cabin Width: 7.3 ft
Cabin Length: 41.3 ft
Baggage Vol: 157 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 478 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,460 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Gulfstream III is a Gulfstream II with a 3.5 foot stretch in the cabin and a new wing. This wing is over eight feet longer and carries more fuel increasing range by 921 nautical miles.


Gulfstream G IV / G IV SP

Passengers (typical): 13
Cabin Height: 6.2 ft
Cabin Width: 7.3 ft
Cabin Length: 45.1 ft
Baggage Vol: 169 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 476 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,800 / 3,880 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

A development of the G III, the G IV features a four foot longer cabin, quieter engine and greater range. The GIV SP version has higher takeoff and landing weights, a redesigned fuselage that allows one inch more headroom, and other systems improvements.


Gulfstream G300 / G400

Passengers (typical): 13
Cabin Height: 6.2 ft
Cabin Width: 7.3 ft
Cabin Length: 45.1 ft
Baggage Vol: 169 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 476 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,486 / 3,880 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The G400 is a re-brand of the popular G IVSP. The G300, while technically similar to the G IVSP and G400, comes with fewer cabin and cockpit options, and carries less fuel than a G IVSP or G400.


Gulfstream G350 / G450

Passengers (typical): 14
Cabin Height: 6.2 ft
Cabin Width: 7.3 ft
Cabin Length: 45.1 ft
Baggage Vol: 169 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 474 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,680 / 4,070 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Gulfstream G350 and G450 are G300 and G400 aircraft that have a one-foot longer flight deck found in the long-range G500 and G550. The G350 and G450 also have upgraded cockpit systems.