Top 3 Private Planes Worth Flying On
3. Pilatus PC-12
PC-12, with the distinction of being the best-selling pressurized, single-engine turbine-powered aircraft in the world, is a 22-year-old model conceptualized for functioning in various roles to ensure equal performance and safety to twin-engine aircraft. It is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67 engine, which is one of the most popular turboprop aircraft engine in the history known for its reliability. The aircraft used a trailing-link landing gear arrangement to access thousands of airfields that most jet aircraft would be incapable of using.
The interior layout was created by Pilatus in partnership with BMW Group Designworks. With the 6+2 cabin seating set up, private lavatory, and accessible luggage in the rear cabin, PC-12 stood out for meeting the demands of passengers.
It is an exceptionally versatile plane that is pressurized for changing weather while keeping passengers cozy, and it’s fast enough to be commended as a great regional flyer. With its big loading doors aided in loading gears up to dirt bikes and other bulky cargo, PC-12 was designed for the roughest runway.
Early sales of the PC-12 initially went to utility operators. There were physicians in Australia who bought the plane to fly into the most remote areas to treat people, and when the United States pilots learned about the aircraft, they wanted to use it to fly their own missions that other planes just can’t carry out. As of this year, there were 1,400 PC-12 that have been delivered and most were used in the civil market.
PC-12 could be the right plane for you whether you’re planning to load it up with friends, colleagues, kids and bicycles for it can still carry enough fuel to fly a phenomenal distance. The aircraft was designed mainly for utility and operating flexibility, which made it easy to fly. Its speed control is definitely a piece of cake; you pick your speed and execute it using a combination of speed brakes, power reductions and gear.
Why does everybody love flying in the Pilatus? Are there other planes that match PC-12’s features? That’s right, no other plane does, and would-be competitors of Pilatus knew that.
2. Cessna Citation X
Cessna Citation X, the second fastest civilian aircraft in the world, is an American long-range medium-sized business jet aircraft designed for transcontinental flights. Citation X was equipped with Allison AE 300 7A engines, which gave it the capacity to run at 703 miles per hour considering it as one of the fastest modes for private transport.
This aircraft is the reason why business travel just got quicker. Citation X brings you to your destination faster than all other business jets by flying up to 35 minutes more quickly than its equivalent aircraft. Aside from its notable speed, this aircraft was also recognized as one of the most luxurious jet in the midsize category with its boldly styled interior.
Combining comfort and performance, the aircraft offers a 24-foot-long cabin with eight executive lush seats, a full service galley, an external luggage compartment that can hold up to 72 cu. ft. of baggage, and a leading edge technology feature that enables you to continue streaming, downloading and sending data from 51,000 ft.
It was possibly designed for a new kind of passenger who wanted style, power and presence considering Cessna’s award-winning service. Citation X is of remarkable value to its operators combining world-class speed, satisfying comfort and superb runway performance.
1. Gulfstream G650
Gulfstream G650, a twin-engine business jet, is the largest purpose-built, fastest, most luxurious, longest range and most technologically advanced jet built by Gulfstream. It ranked as the fastest civilian aircraft in the world followed by Cessna Citation X.
Its highly swept G650 wing was uniquely engineered and newly designed with higher thrust Rolls-Royce BR725 engines that bring extraordinary performance. It has a top speed of Mach .925 which is nearly the speed of sound, and way faster than commercial jets. That would only mean that G650 can combine an impressive number of cities that no other purpose-built business jets can.
G650 set the new standard in business travel. It makes distant cities all part of a day’s work, and with its lowest pressurized cabin altitude as a business aircraft, passengers land in their destinations feeling refreshed and ready for whatever opportunities that may come.
This aircraft having the tallest, widest and longest cabin its class, provides a more comfortable living environment and accommodation for up to 18 people. It was essentially designed to give maximum convenience, safety and efficiency for trips distant to world capitals.
Gulfstream G650 also offers a high-speed connectivity. It has a Gulfstream Broadband Multilink high-speed data system, two multichannel satellite communications systems and a wireless local network that provides on-board printing and phone service. Passengers also keep their businesses on track with dual media servers, high-definition video source equipment and a cabin audio system.
Being the most advanced business aircraft, the G650 has granted its every passenger’s wishes combining its incredibly flying range, capacity to use most private jet airports, and ultimate blend of style, comfort and function.
Article written by: Kaye Lagman
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