The Safest Private Jets in the World
With the growth of technology and the continuously improving design of private aircraft, planes are safer than ever. From more accessible cockpit controls to technology specifically designed to assist the pilot, there are plenty of features available that allow private jets to stand out. The following are some of the safest private planes in the industry.
1. Cessna Citation Latitude
Not only is the Cessna Citation Latitude the best-selling midsize business jet in the industry over the past few years, but it is also one of the safest. This jet is the full package, with a range of 2,700nm, the space to seat nine comfortably, and of course, advanced safety technologies.
With Garmin G5000 avionics, pilots on the Latitude are more informed than ever, with one of the most sophisticated systems in the industry. Additionally, the aircraft includes Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) which creates a picture of what sits around the nose of the plane, giving the pilot more awareness and making the flight safer.
The Latitude can also be equipped with LinxUs technology that monitors the aircraft in-flight and during landing. If the technology notices an issue, it provides notifications in real time so that corrective action can be taken.
2. Dassault Falcon 8X
This aircraft is impressive in every way, inspired by Dassault’s history of developing fighter jets. The Dassault Falcon 8X features one of the most spacious cabins in the industry, high-speed internet connectivity and three engines that provide a range of 6,450nm.
The cockpit in the Falcon 8X features Dassault’s signature, and award-winning, avionics system, EASy III. The system includes a layout that provides easy access to controls for safer operation and a weather radar system with enhanced turbulence detection to make every flight safer.
The business jet also features a unique Combined Vision System called FalconEye®. This unparalleled technology gives pilots information about weather conditions at all times and allows for easier approaches to difficult runaways.
3. Gulfstream G700
Gulfstream has developed some of the most innovative and exciting aircraft over the past few years, including the G650 with a spotless safety record and its younger sibling, the G700. The world’s largest business jet features a remarkably spacious cabin, a 7,500nm range, and up to five living areas. In addition to the luxurious comfort, the Gulfstream G700 also has impressive safety features.
The aircraft utilizes the award-winning Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck, includes a specialty Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) and uses an award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System. These technologies help to reduce the stress placed on the pilot and provide extra support for an overall safer flight experience.
4. Bombardier Challenger 350
The Bombardier Challenger 350 is an extremely popular private aircraft and has been in the market for over 20 years as one of the best-selling aircraft among corporate flight departments. In that time, the Challenger has had no incidents and boasts a clean safety record.
A clean safety record makes sense when looking at the jet’s cockpit, equipped with a synthetic vision system and MultiScan weather radar systems to track flight conditions in real time. In combination with a wing, engine, and landing gear construction that creates a smooth ride, the technology creates one of the safest jets.
The Challenger 350 also features plenty of comforts, with high-speed internet, user-friendly controls, and luxurious furnishings.
5. Embraer Phenom 300
The Embraer Phenom 300 first entered the market in 2009 and, in that time, has only had one flight incident. This long track record of safety is due to Embraer’s ingenuity, which influenced the creation of the first business aircraft to have a runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROASS) to assist a pilot in taking a safe landing approach.
Meanwhile, the Phenom 300 features impressive comfort, including the best-in-class cabin altitude and reduced cabin noise.