Light Jet – Speed Comparison

Which is the fastest light-size private jet in the world?

When it comes to speed, there are a few light jets that cruise faster than the rest. Overall, the Learjet family, specifically the Lear 40 and Lear 70 series, holds the title for speediest light jets. Though they may be small, they’re quick and quite nimble.

What else is a private light jet capable of?

Booking the fastest light-size private jet may be ideal if reaching your destination as quickly as possible is your main goal. However, there are a few other features to be considered as well. If you require additional luggage for your golf clubs or snowboard, you’ll want to look for a light jet with ample storage space. Things like take-off performance, range, and cabin volume are also important.

To better inform our clients, we’ve created the table below to include these data points.

Aircraft Seating
Capacity
Range
seats full (nm.)
Max Cruise
Speed (mph.)
Normal Cruise
Speed (mph.)
Cabin
Volume (cu. ft.)
Storage
Volume (cu. ft.)
Short Field
Takeoff Performance
Dates in
Production
Beechjet 400 6 1,140 531 mph 518 mph 305 20 cu ft 3,907 ft 1986-2003
Citation 500 6 730 409 mph 382 mph 230 63 cu ft 2,930 ft 1968-1985
Citation 525 5 775 433 mph 408 mph 252.5 55 cu ft 3,280 ft 1993-1999
Citation Bravo 7 1,290 466 mph 466 mph 292 73 cu ft 3,600 ft 1997-2006
Citation CJ1 5 775 438 mph 438 mph 198 55 cu ft 3,280 ft 2000-2005
Citation CJ2 6 1,194 475 mph 475 mph 248 74 cu ft 3,363 ft 2000-2005
Citation CJ3 7 1,374 480 mph 480 mph 286 65 cu ft 3,182 ft 2002 - 2008
Citation CJ4 7 1,667 522 mph 522 mph 311 6,4 cu ft 3,189 ft 2008-present
Citation II 6 1,220 398 mph 398 mph 263 77 cu ft 3,450 ft 1978-1994
Citation S/II 6 1,220 444 mph 444 mph 292 77 cu ft 3,240 ft 1983-1988
Citation Ultra 7 1,259 490 mph 495 mph 310 67 cu ft 3,180 ft 1994-1999
Citation V 7 1,220 457 mph 457 mph 292 67 cu ft 3160 ft 1989-1993
CitationJet 6 750 435 mph 373 mph 205 58 cu ft 5,710 ft 1991-
Falcon 10 5 522 mph 12 cu ft 4,615 ft 1970-1989
Hawker 400XP 6 1,180 518 mph 518 mph 305 26 cu ft 3,905 ft 2004-2010
Lear 25 6 1,004 497 mph 469 mph 300 39 cu ft 3,937 ft 1966-1982
Lear 31 7 1,211 532 mph 507 mph 281 66 cu ft 3,490 ft 1988-1991
Lear 35 7 529 mph 39 cu ft 4,972 ft 1973-1994
Lear 40 7 1,573 526 mph 480 mph 369 65 cu ft 4,330 ft 2004-2007
Lear 40XR 6 1,778 489 mph 485 mph 363 65 cu ft 4,680 ft 2005-2012
Lear 45 8 1,423 535 mph 502 mph 410 65 cu ft 5,040 ft 1997-2007
Lear 45XR 8 1,685 489 mph 485 mph 410 65 cu ft 5,040 ft 2003-2012
Lear 75 8 1,849 535 mph 502 mph 369 50 cu ft 4,440 ft 2013-2015, 2017
Mitsubishi Diamond 8 1,112 456 mph 413 mph 305 46 cu ft 3,905 ft 1982-1985
Premier 1A 6 850 425 mph 490 mph 315 77 cu ft 3,792 ft 2006-2012

What is a light jet charter by definition?

With a range of roughly 1,700 miles, light jets are popular with travelers looking to make a quick jaunt to a nearby destination while still enjoying the comforts of an upscale charter experience.

The manufacturers of these small aircraft are excellent of making use of what little space they have. Most light jets come with a curtained or enclosed lavatory, high-end business and entertainment amenities, and cozy seats. These compact, yet convenient aircraft can be configured to seat up to eight passengers, but the optimal occupancy is closer to five or six.

One of the perks of hiring a light-size jet charter is the aircraft’s ability to access more remote destinations. Not only does this provide more travel options, it also means passengers will touch down at less crowded airports.

Soar Higher with Stratos Jet Charters, Inc.

At Stratos Jet Charters, we know our clients’ time is valuable. That’s why we make it our mission to provide unrivalled customer experience with each and every flight we book. By exceeding our clients’ expectations, we strive to build a lasting client relationship.

Here’s how we do it.

First, we know that educating our clients is the best way to provide a transparent experience. This education gives them honest advice and fair pricing so they can make informed buying decisions.

Secondly, we make safety our top priority. With the highest safety standards in the industry, we ensure each and every aircraft carrier we work with meets them, at a minimum. Our adherence to ARGUS’s Certified Charter Broker Program and in-house Due Diligence Program ensure each flight we book are some of the safest out there.

Finally, our air charter agents are experts in their field. With an in-depth knowledge of the industry, they’ll provide you with the perfect aircraft for your mission with as little as four hours’ notice.

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