05 Mar World’s 5 Fastest Jets
While some may argue that comfort and style may be more important than speed when it comes to luxury business travel, we think there’s no reason to need to compromise one to achieve the other!
In fact, there are several sophisticated private business jets on the market with top speeds that leave commercial airlines in the dust, allowing you to make it to business meetings in a timely yet comfortable fashion.
If you have a “need for speed” due to last-minute changes in your schedule, impromptu business meetings, tight deadlines or for any other reason, get in touch with BitLux today. Our team of talented and experienced private jet service professionals can help you find the perfect solution for your “one-off” or regular travel needs.
Without further delay, the following represent our top picks for the 5 fastest business jets available on the market today…
The Bombardier Global 6000 – Max Speed Mach 0.89 / 590 mph
Coming in at number 5 is the 19 passenger Bombardier Global 6000. The Bombardier has long been a revered among novices and seasoned pilots alike as a leader in the private business jet industry. It’s notability for providing a perfect blend of both comfort and speed, leave us with little surprise that the Bombardier Global 6000 makes an appearance on our list of the world’s fastest private jets.
But just how fast is it? The Bombardier Global 6000 can reach an impressive average flying speed of 590 mph (Mach 8.9) and has a long-range of 7,707 miles, making it both fast and versatile. The exterior comes in an attractive and elegant white with gold trim. The cabin is especially spacious at 48 feet long and 8 feet wide and is ideal for around 8 passengers, but can fit up to 19 in a higher density configuration if necessary.
The Dassault Falcon 7X – Max Speed Mach 0.9 / 593 mph
Up next with an impressive 593 miles per hour (Mach 9) is the Dassault Falcon 7x. This stylish 14 passenger business jet draws on Dassault’s military history to provide the ultimate in performance and efficiency by incorporating state of the art fighter jet technology.
The Dassault Falcon 7x’s low fuel consumption when compared to similar aircraft and its ability to make steep descents and fast climbs into some of the more remote airports, makes it a popular choice in the world of private and business aviation. But while the 7x takes practicality into account in the engine and operation design, the 43-foot long passenger cabin is 100% luxury with three elegant lounge areas and an incredibly comfortable double bed for overnight journeys.
Gulfstream G650 – Max Speed Mach 0.925 / 610 mph
At number 3 on our list, the Gulfstream G650 is Gulfstream’s newest edition to its luxury line. Coming in hot on the heels of the wildly successful G500 and G550 jets, the Gulfstream G650 offers an even faster and longer-range version of its predecessors.
Boasting an impressive max speed of 610 mph or Mach 0.952, the Gulfstream G650 can provide ultra-speedy travel with an impressive reach of 8,055 miles. A testament to the popularity of the G650, when it first debuted on the market, there was a 3-year waiting list to purchase one of these beautiful jets.
Unlike the Gulfstream G500 and G550, the G650 has a new unique wing structure re-design which offers impressive velocity while maintaining an incredibly smooth ride. The 47-foot cabin can fit 18 passengers seated, or sleep up to 10 passengers comfortably.
Cessna Citation X – Max Speed Mach 0.935 / 617 mph
At number two, the Cessna Citation X has an impressive max speed of 617 mph (Mach 0.935) made possible thanks to its two dual-channel FADEC-controlled Rolls-Royce AE3007C2 turbo-fan engines. The Citation X also leaves behind the classic private business jet styling opting instead for a more futuristic approach when it comes to both appearance and features.
The exterior features flashy black and silver styling while the interior is adorned with sleek and sharp edge furnishings, mirrored surfaces, and a 23.9-foot cabin that can comfortably seat 10 passengers. In addition to the modern look and feel of the interior design, cutting edge technology also plays a major role in the cabin control systems, with touchscreen controls for lighting, audio, video, temperature settings, and more.
The range of the Cessna Citation X is slightly shorter than some of the other business jets on our list, topping out at 3,596 miles on one leg, but that’s still a pretty good range to fit many common itineraries. Regardless, the Cessna Citation X is still the fastest private jets on the market today. That is until our number 1 pick makes its debut on the market…
Aerion AS2 – Max Speed Mach 1.6 / 1,217 mph (2024)
While the Aerion AS2 isn’t available to the public yet, we’d be amiss not to mention the most anticipated private business jet to hit the aviation world in the past 10 years. With a boasted top speed of almost double the second fasted jet on this list at 1,217 mph or Mach 1.6, it’s not hard to see why!
To put the sheer magnitude of that number into perspective, a long haul international commercial aircraft has a top average speed of 550 mph. Imagine traveling at over double the speed of most commercial flights! In the modern age when time is money, the potential to cut down on that much travel time could have big implications for business travel.
Another boasting factor of the AS2 is the company’s claim that the aircraft will be carbon neutral. This is made possible due to a few factors: the AS2 is the first private supersonic jet to be designed without an afterburner and it will also have the ability to operate entirely on biofuels. These combined with the company’s commitment to prioritize carbon reduction strategies make this a truly forward-thinking aircraft.
When Getting to Your Destination Fast Matters
Sometimes fast IS better. From last-minute business meetings, to tight schedules and emergency travel, getting to your destination quickly and reliably is often paramount.
At BitLux we accommodate a wide range of travel itinerary, needs, and private jets to help you get safely to your destination on time and on schedule.
Reach out today to find out why so many discerning customers choose to book their private jet charters with BitLux. We’d love to learn more about how we can tailor an experience to exceed your expectations.