THE HEAVY LEAGUESince the beginning of Business Aviation, the 100,000 lbs MTOW (Maximum Take-Off Weight) was seen as the highest limit for purpose-built Business Jets. This limit was even used by Teterboro airport (KTEB / TEB) to deny airliners access, making Teterboro airport the world’s most exclusive Business Jet airport, serving the New York City area. Since the G650ER entry into service in 2014. All Ultra-Long Range bizjets are surpassing this limit to offer more range and unprecedented large cabin sizes
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2022 | IN-PRODUCTION ULTRA LONG RANGE JETS
2012 | THE GAME CHANGER G650
When introduced in 2012 the Gulfstream G650 was a real game changer in the Long Range category. The
G650 featured a game changing wide cabin and an impressive 7 000 nm range at a much higher speed than any of its closest competitors The G650 and the G650 ER variant with increased MTOW were able to claim several world record flights in 2014 and 2015
GV-SP | G550
GLOBAL XRS | 6000
LONG RANGE JETS PRODUCTION HISTORY
2022 | IN-DEVELOPMENT
THE TOP END CATEGORY PLAYERS
Gulfstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics that designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services some of the world’s most technologically advanced Business Jets. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream financial services division and Gulfstream pre-owned aircraft sales.
Gulfstream offers a strong line-up of exceptional jets, comprising the super-midsize G280, the newly developed state-of-the-art G500 / G600 Long-Range family, and the Ultra-Long-Range G650, which should be joined in 2022 by its stretched sibling the G700 and an 8,000 nm shorter fuselage variant in 2023.
In 2021, Gulfstream announced the launch of the G400, this large cabin 4,000 nm Jet will share the G500/G600 wide fuselage and cockpit with a smaller and slower wing.
Canada-based Bombardier entered the aviation industry following the acquisition in 1986 of Canadair, taking control of the then newly certified Challenger 600 program. The company grew its aerospace footprint through a large number of acquisitions including business aviation pioneer Learjet in 1990.
The company struggled recently by successive program delays and cost overruns with its CSeries commercial aircraft program that forced the company to exit the commercial aviation and train segments to focus solely on business aviation.
Over the years Bombardier has been very successful in attracting large business jets orders, especially from fractional ownership operators with its highly popular super mid-size Challenger 300/ 350 aircraft and its Long-Range offering Global 5000 / 6000 family.
French manufacturer Dassault Aviation is steeped in aeronautical history and one of the world’s most accomplished aerospace producers dating back to before WW2. Famous for its Mirage fighter family and more recently the Rafale, Dassault was also a pioneer within the business aviation sector. In the beginning, it offered the Corvette and the Mystere-Falcon 10 and 20 variants. Today it is the only European manufacturer producing exclusively high-end large and Long-Range Business Jets.
Dassault assembly takes place in Merignac near Bordeaux with final painting and interior completion at Little Rock, Kansas facility.
Highly successful in the Long-Range segment with the Falcon 7X and the 8X enhanced derivative, Dassault announced in 2021 its entry into the Ultra-Long-Range race with the Falcon 10X.