Private jets are typically categorized into 7 different size classes very light jets, light jets, mid jets, super mid jets, heavy jets and VIP airliners
Very light jet is the smallest jet category. Seating is for 4-6 passengers, with a maximum take-off weight of under 10,000 pounds. They normally have a range of about 1,100 nm. Examples are the Citation Mustang, Embraer Phenom 100 and Eclipse 500
Light jets have a cabin height approximately 4 feet 6 inches, width of about 4 feet 9 inches, and cabin length that varies from 12 to 16 feet. They typically seat 6 or 7 passengers. The aircraft typically have a limited galley and lavatory, and a range of between 3 and 4 hours or 1,000 to 1,800 miles. Examples are Hawker 400XP, Citation Jet 3 and Learjet 40XR
Mid-size jets have a cabin height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches and a width of close to 6 feet. The cabin length ranges from 17 to 21 feet. They typically seat 9 passengers. They are equipped with a small galley and a fully enclosed lavatory. Mid-size jets have a range of between 4 and 5 hours or 2,000 to 2,500 miles. Examples are Learjet 60, Hawker 900 and Citation XLS.
Super Mid Jets are a step up from Mid Jets and offer more space, fuel capacity and an average travel range of 3,500 miles. These aircraft can hold up to 9 passengers comfortably, have large cabin interiors with standing room, and have amenities such as full galleys and other luxuries that may be found on large jets. Examples are Challenger 300, Citation X and Hawker 4000.
Heavy jets have sizes and ranges that vary significantly depending on the model. Heavy jets generally have a cabin height of over 6 feet and are considered true stand-up cabins. Cabin width varies from 6 to 8 feet and cabin length ranges from 28 to 50 feet. They can seat 12-19 passengers. Heavy jets have a range of 6 to 14 hours or 3,000 to 7,500 miles. They always have a full lavatory and galley and some fly with a flight attendant.
VIP Airliners VIP Airliners are the ultimate in luxury private aircraft travel for larger groups of passengers. They have a true cabin height of over 6 feet and have a range north of 7,000 nm thereby flying nonstop to almost anywhere in the world. They have a capacity of upwards of 20+ passengers. Examples are the Boeing Business Jet, Airbus Corporate Jet and Embraer Lineage.
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