Midsize Jet Aircraft Charter

Interior of a Bombardier Learjet 60. The Lear 55 and 60 are the largest members of the Learjet family. Above banner: Beechcraft Hawker 800XP.

Midsize jets are a good mix of comfort, performance and value for a flight of several hours. With typical seating for around 8 people, Mid-size jets fly faster and in greater comfort while still getting in and out of many small airports. Midsize jets typically offer more head room - plus, there are generous amenities on board including a larger galley for greater food and beverage options.

On this page:

  • Beechcraft Hawker 750, 800, 900

  • Bombardier Learjet 55, Learjet 60

  • Cessna Citation Excel, XLS, III, VI, VII, Sovereign

  • Dassault Falcon 20

  • Gulfstream G150

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Beechcraft Hawker
750 / 800

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 5.8 ft
Cabin Width: 6.0 ft
Cabin Length: 21.3 ft
Baggage Vol: 79 / 48 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 442 KTAS / 413 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 41,000 ft
Range Full: 2,050 / 2,390 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Hawker 800, which began life as the HS-125-800 remains one of business aviation’s most popular midsize aircraft with hundreds in service. The Hawker 750 has the same cabin as the Hawker 800 but adds a 32 cu ft heated external baggage compartment in lieu of an extra fuel tank thus reducing its range.


Beechcraft Hawker 800XP(R) / 850XP, 900XP

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 5.8 ft
Cabin Width: 6.0 ft
Cabin Length: 21.3 ft
Baggage Vol: 50 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 427 KTAS / 410 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 41,000 ft
Range Full: 2,525 / 2,733 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The XP version of the Hawker 800, introduced in 1995, added new engines which improved takeoff performance, as well as new cockpit technology. The Hawker 850XP was introduced in 2005 and comes equipped with winglets which add 100 nautical miles of range. The Hawker 900XP features a further engine improvement that enhances aircraft performance at high altitudes and hot climates.


Bombardier Learjet 55

Passengers (typical): 7
Cabin Height: 5.8 ft
Cabin Width: 5.9 ft
Cabin Length: 16.7 ft
Baggage Vol: 50 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 447 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 51,000 ft
Range Full: 1,870 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Learjet 55 was Lear’s first mid-sized business jet. A larger fuselage and step-down aisle in the cabin produces 5 ft 9 inches of headroom.


Bombardier Learjet 60 / Learjet 60XR

Passengers (typical): 7
Cabin Height: 5.8 ft
Cabin Width: 5.9 ft
Cabin Length: 17.7 ft
Baggage Vol: 48 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 453 KTAS / 466 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 51,000 ft
Range Full: 2,186 / 2,044 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Learjet 60 is a Learjet 55 with a 3½-foot longer fuselage, newer engines and flight deck technology, and numerous other improvements.


Cessna Citation Excel (Cessna 560XL)

Passengers (typical): 7
Cabin Height: 5.7 ft
Cabin Width: 5.5 ft
Cabin Length: 18.6 ft
Baggage Vol: 90 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 405 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 1,449 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Citation Excel combines a shortened Citation X cabin that seats seven with a modified Citation V wing. The Excel has a range of about 1,700 NM. The aircraft was in production until 2004, when it was replaced by the Citation XLS.


Cessna Citation XLS / Citation XLS+

Passengers (typical): 7
Cabin Height: 5.7 ft
Cabin Width: 5.5 ft
Cabin Length: 18.6 ft
Baggage Vol: 90 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 394 KTAS / 403 KTAS
Max Cruise Alt: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 1,539 / 1,528 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Citation XLS is a Citation Excel that adds additional payload capability, improved engines and improved range. The XLS+ features new cockpit technology and engine enhancements.


Cessna Citation III, VI / VII
(Cessna 650)

Passengers (typical): 7
Cabin Height: 5.7 ft
Cabin Width: 5.5 ft
Cabin Length: 18.4 ft / 18.6 ft
Baggage Vol: 61 cu ft / 54 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 427 KTAS / 452 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 51,000 ft
Range Full: 1,770 / 1,693 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Citation III was Cessna’s first entry into the mid-size jet market and was designed to supplement the much smaller Citation I and II. The 389 cubic foot cabin provides seating for seven, a galley, and an aft lavatory. The Citation VI is a low cost version of the Citation III with standard interior layout but with similar performance. The Citation VII is a Citation III with more powerful engines enabling slightly better takeoff performance, but with 77 miles less range.


Cessna Citation Sovereign (Cessna 680)

Passengers (typical): 9
Cabin Height: 5.7 ft
Cabin Width: 5.5 ft
Cabin Length: 25.3 ft
Baggage Vol: 135 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 409 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 47,000 ft
Range Full: 2,680 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Sovereign is a newer product from Cessna which combines a slightly modified Citation X cabin, with a brand new wing. The aircraft is designed for transcontinental flight.


Cessna Citation Sovereign+

Passengers (typical): 9
Cabin Height: 5.7 ft
Cabin Width: 5.5 ft
Cabin Length: 25.3 ft
Baggage Vol: 135 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 406 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 47,000 ft
Range Full: 2,773 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

Cessna introduced a new variant of the Citation Sovereign, The Sovereign+, in 2012. The Sovereign’s range has been increased by approximately 150 NM due to the installation of winglets and newer engines. The Sovereign+ is also equipped with new cockpit technology.


Dassault Falcon 20 / Falcon 200

Passengers (typical): 9
Cabin Height: 5.7 ft
Cabin Width: 6.1 ft
Cabin Length: 24.4 ft
Baggage Vol: 60 cu ft / 41 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 445 KTAS / 440 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 42,000 ft
Range Full: 1,200 / 2,050 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Falcon 20 design employed the first turbofan engines on a business jet. The cabin is among the largest in its class with seating for nine passengers, a full size galley and a separate full sized lavatory. The Falcon 200 is a re-engine development of the 20 series.


Gulfstream G150

Passengers (typical): 7
Cabin Height: 5.8 ft
Cabin Width: 5.8 ft
Cabin Length: 17.7 ft
Baggage Vol: 80 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 449 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 2,760 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Gulfstream G150 is a derivative of the smaller Astra/ G100. Changes to the G150 include a new forward fuselage profile, a wider cabin, and upgraded cockpit technology. Typically seating 7, the G150 cabin has 95 more cubic feet of space, with an extra 12 inches of width, two more inches of height and is seven inches longer than the G100.