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The world’s fastest private jets


The world’s fastest private jets represent a culmination of scientific and engineering excellence. Capable of bolting through the sky at multiple times the speed of a commercial passenger plane, they feature engines and designs so advanced they appear to have escaped the world of science fiction. Join us as we take a look at the top 5 avionic and aerospace wonders that continue to redefine the fastest private commercial aircraft in the world.

The latest generation of private and business jets are faster than ever before. As well as reducing travel time significantly compared to a commercial passenger plane, those who can afford the luxury of a private jet benefit from custom comfort. Technology is advancing at such a pace that soon business jets will be able to match the speeds of fighter and unmanned jets, flirting with, and nearly surpassing, the sound barrier. But until then, we’ve compiled a list of the five fastest business and private jets that money can charter with Air Charter Service (ACS).

5. Gulfstream G550

A Gulfstream G6550 taking off
A Gulfstream G6550 taking off

Powered by not one, but two Rolls Royce engines, the Gulfstream G550 has the most thrust of any jet in its class. With a Mach 0.885, the G550 has set city-pair world records in terms of speed. This means flights from London to Tokyo or Los Angeles, or Washington to Dubai are non-stop and quick. And don’t worry about long-haul flights with the G550, as this spacious jet can sleep up to eight people and accommodate up to 19 passengers. Reaching altitudes of over 42,000 ft and a range of 6,750 nautical miles, the Gulfstream has secured its place as the 5th fastest jet in the world.

4. Bombardier Global 6000

A Bombardier Global 6000 mid flight
A Bombardier Global 6000 mid flight

Reaching top speeds of 6,000 nautical miles in range and worth a cool $45 million, Bombardier Global 6000, formerly known as the Global Express XRS, has a “Global Express” 0.89 Mach. This private jet is considered by many to be the most advanced and accomplished long-range premium jet built for the most demanding travelers and passages. Whether you’re looking to work, rest or play, with a flight time of 12 hours, the Global 6000 has you covered.

3. Dassault Falcon 7X

Dassault Falcon 7X on a runway
Dassault Falcon 7X on a runway

The Dassault Falcon 7X is the fastest-ever selling business jet. In fact, it was the first private jet with a digital flight control system (DFCS) and can accommodate up to 14 passengers on trans-continental trips. This high performance, three-engine, 0.90 Mach jet makes for a stress-free and comfortable journey on 14-hour non-stop trips from Los Angeles to Berlin and New York to Dubai.

2. Gulfstream G650/G500

Gulfstream G650 on a runway
Gulfstream G650 on a runway

Besides the G500 having a 7-inch (18cm) reduction in height and width compared to the G650, both the Gulfstream G650/G500 have a four circular arc cross-section fuselage. Both private jets are among the best ultra-long range jets available on the market, with cruises that can make over 7,000 nautical miles with a Mach 0.925. This jet remains Gulfstream’s largest and fastest since its first flight in 2009. The plane’s slightly smaller sister jet, the G500, can also achieve Mach 0.924 and has a 5,000 nautical mile range.

1. Cessna Citation X+

Cessna Citation X+ mid flight
Cessna Citation X+ mid flight

The Cessna Citation X+ is the fastest private jet in the world. Two dual-channel FADEC-controlled Rolls-Royce AE3007C2 turbo fan engines power this jet, shaving hours off your journey. Reaching a maximum speed of Mach 0.935 makes the Cessna Citation X+ the fastest passenger carrier and it could be yours for $23 million – a fraction of the cost of the similar but considerably more expensive $65 million Gulfstream G650. Reach speeds of 876 km/h in this mechanical marvel as you experience unsurpassed luxury and speed.

If you like to travel at supersonic speeds, allow ACS to organize your private jet charter and enjoy the luxury of private travel.

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