Super-Mid Jet Aircraft Charter

Interior of a Bombardier Challenger 300. Above banner: Bombardier Challenger 300.

Super-Midsize jets have many of the traits common to larger "heavy jets" with pricing closer to that of the midsize range. They seat 8-9 people in greater comfort. Several aircraft in this class are capable of flying for well over 5 hours. This is a versatile category of aircraft, as you will find many amenities common to larger jets (a galley, phone, video screen with DVD capability). Wifi is increasingly available on these aircraft.

On this page:

  • Beechcraft Hawker 1000, 4000

  • Bombardier Challenger 300, 350

  • Cessna Citation Latitude, Longitude, Citation X

  • Dassault Falcon 50

  • Embraer Legacy 450, 500

  • Gulfstream G200, G280

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Beechcraft Hawker 1000

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 5.8 ft
Cabin Width: 6.0 ft
Cabin Length: 24.4 ft
Baggage Vol: 72 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 440 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 43,000 ft
Range Full: 2,970 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Hawker 1000 is the largest member of the Hawker 800 series of business jets. Its cabin is three feet longer than the Hawker 800 and features a more powerful engine.


Beechcraft Hawker 4000 (Hawker Horizon)

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 6.0 ft
Cabin Width: 6.5 ft
Cabin Length: 25.0 ft
Baggage Vol: 114 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 476 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,100 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

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The Hawker 4000 was originally named the Hawker Horizon. The 4000 features a composite carbon-fiber skin which saves weight and increases cabin volume. The 4000 was the last of the Hawker business jets before production ceased in 2013.


Bombardier
Challenger 300

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 6.1 ft
Cabin Width: 7.2 ft
Cabin Length: 23.7 ft
Baggage Vol: 106 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 470 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,065 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

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The Challenger 300 was Bombardier's entry into the super mid-sized aircraft market. It seats 8 in a double-club configuration. The aircraft is smaller than the Challenger 600 series but with transcontinental range.


Bombardier
Challenger 350

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 6.1 ft
Cabin Width: 7.2 ft
Cabin Length: 25.2 ft
Baggage Vol: 106 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 470 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,065 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Challenger 350 is Bombardier's upgrade to the successful Challenger 300. Updates include a new interior, larger cabin windows, new engines producing roughly 500 additional pounds of thrust, and further advanced flight deck. A new, wider wing incorporates winglets and allows for a higher maximum takeoff weight and increased range of 3,200 nm.


Cessna Citation Latitude

Passengers (typical): 9
Cabin Height: 6.0 ft
Cabin Width: 6.4 ft
Cabin Length: 21.8 ft
Baggage Vol: 127 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 409 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 2,455 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Citation Latitude is a new super mid-size jet with a stand up cabin, and the widest in the Citation line.


Cessna Citation X
(Cessna 750)

Passengers (typical): 10
Cabin Height: 5.7 ft
Cabin Width: 5.5 ft
Cabin Length: 23.9 ft
Baggage Vol: 82 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 500 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 51,000 ft
Range Full: 2,890 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Citation X is Cessna's fastest and longest-range aircraft. For many years it was recognized as the fastest business jet in the world. To achieve this, its engines produce 6,000 pounds of thrust each and its wing has a sweep of 37°.


Cessna Citation X+

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 5.7 ft
Cabin Width: 5.5 ft
Cabin Length: 25.2 ft
Baggage Vol: 82 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 500 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 51,000 ft
Range Full: 3,229 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

 

The Citation X+, also known as the Citation TEN, is an upgrade of the Citation X. Major changes include a new technology flight deck, new engines that produce more power at lower fuel consumption, a 15 inch cabin extension, increased Maximum Takeoff Weight and winglets.


Dassault Falcon 50 / 50EX

Passengers (typical): 9
Cabin Height: 5.8 ft
Cabin Width: 6.1 ft
Cabin Length: 23.5 ft
Baggage Vol: 115 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 431 KTAS / 459 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 49,000 ft
Range Full: 3,057 / 3,223 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

Developed as a long range, intercontinental version of the Falcon 20, a three engine design was adopted for airline standards of safety. Many years later a re-engined version of the Falcon 50 became the Falcon 50EX.


Embraer Legacy 450

Passengers (typical): 7
Cabin Height: 6.0 ft
Cabin Width: 6.8 ft
Cabin Length: 24.0 ft
Baggage Vol: 177 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 450 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 2,498 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Legacy 450 fuselage is four feet shorter than the Legacy 500. It carries 4 passengers over 2,900 nm and can accommodate up to 9 passengers.


Embraer Legacy 500

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 6.0 ft
Cabin Width: 6.8 ft
Cabin Length: 27.5 ft
Baggage Vol: 155 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 459 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 2,762 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

The Legacy 500 marked Embraer’s entry into the super-midsize business jet market. The Legacy 500 typically carries 4 passengers over 3,125 nm with room for up to 12. The recently announced Embraer Praetor 500/600 are variants of the Legacy 450 and 500, respectively, with more range.


Gulfstream G200

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 6.3 ft
Cabin Width: 7.2 ft
Cabin Length: 24.5 ft
Baggage Vol: 150 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 449 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,130 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

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Initially dubbed the Astra Galaxy prior to General Dynamics acquisition of IAI, the Gulfstream 200 marked Gulfstream's entry into the super-midsize aircraft market. Its cabin comfortably seats eight passengers and comes with a galley and aft lavatory. By using a step-down aisle the cabin has 6.3 feet of headroom. It has nonstop trans Atlantic and one-stop trans Pacific range.


Gulfstream G280

Passengers (typical): 8
Cabin Height: 6.3 ft
Cabin Width: 7.2 ft
Cabin Length: 25.8 ft
Baggage Vol: 154 cu ft
Avg Cruising Speed: 459 KTAS
Max Cruise Altitude: 45,000 ft
Range Full: 3,590 NM
Lavatory: Yes
Galley: Yes

Designed by Gulfstream and built by IAI, the G280, known initially as the G250, is a replacement for the G200. IAI and Gulfstream removed the G200’s aft-fuselage fuel tank enabling a bigger cabin and access to the aft baggage from in flight. The G280 seats 8-10 passengers.