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Private flights: How to select the right aircraft

Private flights : How to select the right aircraft

Selecting flights according to your needs

The following criteria should be considered to ensure that the private flight you select best meets your needs:

  • Passenger numbers
  • Distance between departure and arrival points
  • Departure and arrival airports (take-off and landing distances vary across plane types, which can influence the choice of airport/aircraft)
  • Specific options/requests: internal cabin height, catering, internet connection, sleep cabins, toilets on board, etc.

Aircraft types available for private flights

Business aviation counts 6 main private aircraft categories, grouped principally according to capacity and endurance of flight.

Table of private flight aircrafts (lightest to heaviest)

Aircraft type Sample models Capacity Flight autonomy
Turboprop aircraft Vulcanair Aviator TP 600, Piaggio Avanti P 180, Pilatus PC-12 2 to 8 passengers 2,500 to 3,500 km

1,550 to 2,200 mi

Very light jets Cessna Citation Mustang, Embraer Phenom 100, Hondajet HA-420 2 to 8 passengers 2,000 to 3,700 km

1,250 to 2,300 mi

Light jets Cessna Citation CJ, Hawker 400 XP, Embraer Phenom 300 2 to 8 passengers 2,000 to 3,700 km

1,250 to 2,300 mi

Midsize jets Dassault Falcon 50, Cessna Citation Latitude, Bombardier Challenger 350 8 to 10 passengers 5,000 to 6,500 km

3,100 to 4,000 mi

Large jets Dassault Falcon 7X, Gulstream G550, Bombardier Global Express 12 to 16 passengers 7,000 to 12,000 km

4,350 to 7,500 mi

Airliners Boeing Business Jet, Airbus A340, A319 Corporate Jet 16 to 80 passengers 8,000 to 9,000 km

5,000 to 5,600 mi

*Very light jets are best suited for up to 4 passengers and flights of no more than 2,000 km. Light jets can accommodate 6-8 passengers for flights of more than 3,000 km.

Contact us for private flights

As a broker, Air Time Critical® negotiates with French and European air vehicle operators to get you the most advantageous business flight offer.

Check out our private flight hire page, which outlines all the information you’ll need (rates, destinations, options, etc.) and points to our quick request form to book your private flight. Air Time Critical® also remains on hand to advise you, so don’t hesitate to contact us.