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Here are 5 of the most expensive private jets in the world

When modern jetliners came into existence, only a few privileged rich people would get onboard an aircraft. But half a century later, more people have access to air travel than we might have imagined. Maybe the case with a private jet was something similar - only a select number of people could own one a few decades ago, but some of these jets are getting more affordable by the day, as one could buy a private jet for a couple of million dollars. The most expensive ones, however, can cost 50 times greater than this sum. In this article, we'll examine the top five most expensive private jets in the world. This list, however, doesn't include converted jetliners but only purpose-built private jets. The converted ones, such as the Boeing BBJ Max7 and ACJ TwoTwenty, can cost upwards of $100 million. 5. Gulfstream G800 (Price: $72 million) The Gulfstream G800, unveiled in 2021, is the fifth most expensive private jet on our list. At $72 million, it is $9 million less expensive than the most expensive private jet on this list. The G800 features sixteen oval windows that provide delightful views of the outside world. Capacity and Features of the Gulfstream G800 Normal Cruise speed: 690 knots (1278km/hr) Maximum Speed: 709 knots (1313 km/hr) Maximum Take-off weight: 47,627 kg/ 105000 lb Service Ceiling: 15,545m/ 51000 ft Engines: 2 Engine model: Rolls Royce Pearl 700 Passenger Capacity: 19 Wingspan: 31.39m/103 ft Gulfstream claims that the air in the G800 will be 100% pure. The aircraft's plasma-ionization clean air system will help achieve this purity. The air is also set to renew every two to three minutes. The G800 will also have the lowest cabin altitude in history. 4. Dassault Falcon 10x (Price: $75 million) The Dassault Falcon 10x is a long-range business jet expected to take to the skies next year. It will compete with aircraft such as the Bombardier Global 7500 and the Gulfstream G700 and will have the largest cabin of any business jet. Falcon 10x's cabin will be 2.03 m tall and 2.77 m wide- these measurements are 5 cm and 20 cm, respectively, more than the dimensions of the widest and tallest purpose-built business jet flying today. Capacity and Features of the Dassault Falcon 10x Maximum Speed: 617 knots (1,143 km/hr) Maximum Take-off weight: 115,000 lb / 52,163 kg Maximum Certified Altitude: 51,000 ft / 15,545 m Engines: 2 Engine model: Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X Wingspan: 33.6 m/ 110 ft 3 in The windows of the Falcon 10x will be 50% larger than those of the Falcon 8x. The 10x's wings, in addition to having high aspect ratios, will be made of carbon fiber composites. The wings will also be equipped with retractable high-lift devices. The aircraft's range of 7500 nautical miles means that it can fly nonstop from Hong Kong to New York or Los Angeles to Sydney. 3. Gulfstream G700 (Price: $75 million) Although the Gulfstream G700 was announced five years ago at the NBAA Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, the FAA certified it only in March 2024. The G700 is a stretched version of the G650 and was initially expected to have a range of 7,500 nautical miles. Capacity and Features of the Gulfstream G700 Normal Cruise speed: 690 knots (1278km/hr) Maximum Speed: 709 knots (1313 km/hr) Maximum Take-off weight: 48,807kg/ 107,600 lb Service Ceiling: 15,545m/ 51000 ft Engines: 2 Engine model: Rolls Royce Pearl 700 Passenger Capacity: 19 Wingspan: 31.39m/ 103 ft However, during the certification flights, it exceeded the projected performance. Its range increased by 250 nautical miles while its maximum operational speed inched to Mach 0.935, making it the aircraft with the highest speed in Gufstream's fleet. 2. Bombardier Global 8000 (Price: $78 million) In 2022, the Bombardier Global 8000 was named the fastest business jet in the sky. Despite offering greater range and speed compared to the Global 7500, it comes with a smaller price tag. Its range of 8000 nautical miles, coupled with its demonstration of traveling at speeds greater than that of sound, makes it one of the best business jets in the market. Capacity and Features of the Bombardier Global 8000 Normal Cruise speed: 490 knots (907 km/hr) Maximum Speed: 516 knots (956 km/hr) Maximum Take-off weight: 47,536kg/ 104799 lb Service Ceiling: 51000 ft Engines: 2 Engine model: General Electric Passport Passenger Capacity: 19 Wingspan: 104 ft The Global 8000's cabin has three interior suites to maximize passenger comfort. Its cabins are also dubbed "the healthiest" in the aviation community, as they are equipped with Bombardier's Pur Air and HEPA filter technology. During the demonstration flight, it became the first Transport Category aircraft to fly supersonic with sustainable aviation fuel. 1. Bombardier Global 7500 (Price: $81 million) Bombardier's Global 7500 is an ultra-long-range business jet and the largest Bombardier-developed business jet. Its operating costs can be as high as $2 million per year, and operations cost almost $14,000 per hour. The Bombardier 7500's first in-production flight took place two years after its first flight. Capacity and Features of the Bombardier Global 7500 Maximum Speed: 616 knots (1,140 km/hr) Maximum Take-off weight: 52,100 kg/ 114,850 lb Service Ceiling: 15,545m/ 51,000 ft Engines: 2 Engine model: General Electric Passport Passenger Capacity: 19 Wingspan: 31.7 m/ 104 ftThe Bombardier Global 7500 was developed as its developers made improvements to the Global 6000. These were envisaged as far back as 2010 and were planned to hit the market in 2015, but changes in designs along the way meant that the aircraft's launch was delayed by a couple of years. The aircraft comes with a transonic wing, which allows for reduced drag at speeds close to that of sound. Approximately 200 of these aircraft have been made to date.
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