How Far Can a Private Jet Fly?

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June 1, 2022

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When planning your next trip, you may be wondering what your options for private jets are. If you are planning a long distance trip, you likely want to avoid fueling stops and make it to your destination as quickly as possible. Fortunately, with the current technology and private jets available, this is often not a consideration when you make the right jet choice for your trip.

Private airplanes can travel anywhere between 1,000 and 8,000 miles, giving plenty of options to consider when booking a private plane. Once you know what your trip entails and what capability you need out of a private jet, you can easily decide on a machine that will work best for you.

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What Is the Maximum Range on a Private Jet?

The answer to this question is constantly changing as manufacturers are consistently working to develop new technology and improve the capability of their jets. For a standard private plane, currently, the Gulfstream G800 takes the title for the longest range private jet, as it can travel up to 8,000 miles on a trip. This is possible thanks to its aerodynamic wings and impressively efficient Rolls Royce engines. This means you can travel internationally and across oceans without needing to refuel.

There are also several planes that come close with maximum ranges over 7,000 miles, so there are many options available to you when you are planning your next flight.

How Long Does it Take to Refuel a Jet?

When a private jet has a limited maximum range that is short than your trip, you will need to stop and refuel along the way. It is not uncommon for private jet travelers to make various stops along their trip in order to do so. On average, refueling a plane will only take about 15-30 minutes. The time may be longer if you consider the time it takes to land, prepare and take off again. Although this process moves much faster than it would on a commercial flight as you do not have to worry about other passengers or possible airline delays.

On the other hand, there are plenty of private jets available that would not require you to stop for fuel at all, depending on your trip distance. With the right private jet range, you can travel from point A to point B all in one stop.

How Far Can Different Private Planes Fly?

Private planes all vary in the distance they can travel as manufacturers weigh various features when constructing a plane. Some planes maximize size, while others maximize speed and others maximize fuel efficiency. Not all private jets are meant to transport passengers long distances and are only designed to travel just over 1,000 miles. The longest range private jets are designed to be more aerodynamic and carry more fuel for longer travel. The following shows different types of private jets and how far these different models can fly:

  • Turboprop – 1000-1300 miles
  • Light Jet – 1000-1800 miles
  • Midsize Jet – 2000-3000 miles
  • Super Midsize Jet – 3000-4000 miles
  • Large Cabin Jet – 4000+ miles

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