Largest Private Jets Across the Globe
06 December 2023| By Just Aviation Team
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Private jets are the ultimate symbols of luxury, convenience, and exclusivity in the aviation industry. They offer unparalleled comfort, privacy, and flexibility for their owners and passengers, who can travel to any destination in the world without the hassle of commercial flights. But not all business private jets are created equal. Some are bigger, faster, and more extravagant than others. We will take a look at some of the top largest private jets in the world, based on their exterior length, passenger capacity, and market value.
Boeing Business Jet 747-8i
The Boeing Business Jet 747-8i is the largest business private jet in the world, with a total exterior length of 250.2 feet and the capacity to seat up to 467 passengers. However, most owners of this jet opt for a more spacious and luxurious configuration, with fewer seats and more amenities. The Boeing Business Jet 747-8i and the Boeing 747-8 VIP have advanced systems such as a new wing design with raked wingtips, low-noise chevrons, and a low-drag empennage; a GE Engine Propulsion Nacelle that reduces drag and improves fuel efficiency; and proven materials such as composites and titanium that increase durability and reduce maintenance costs.
The Boeing Business Jet 747-8i and the Boeing 747-8 VIP have the same avionics system, which features a Rockwell Collins WXR-2100 MultiScan Hazard Detection System, a radar that analyzes and determines actual weather hazards, not simply atmospheric moisture content.
For instance, the Boeing Business Jet 747-8i owned by Joseph Lau, has a 445 square meter interior that features two levels connected by a spiral staircase, a master bedroom with a king-size bed, a dressing room, a private office, a dining room, a lounge, and a cinema. The jet also has advanced flight deck technology, new materials and structures, and ultra-efficient engines. The market value of this jet is estimated at $558 million.
The Airbus A380 is the largest passenger airliner in the world, but it can also be converted into a business private jet for the super-rich. The Airbus A380 has a total exterior length of 238.6 feet and can accommodate up to 853 passengers in a single-class configuration. The Airbus A380 has an open integrated modular avionics (IMA) system, which allows different suppliers to develop their applications to run on a common operating system and hardware platform. It also has a Thales – Smiths Avionics system.
The Airbus A380 has advanced systems such as a fly-by-wire flight control system with envelope protection and sidestick controllers; a centralized maintenance system that monitors the status of all aircraft systems; and a brake-to-vacate system that optimizes braking performance and runway occupancy time.
The only known order for a private Airbus A380 was placed by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a Saudi billionaire, in 2007, but he later sold it to an undisclosed buyer before taking delivery. The market value of this jet is estimated at $500 million.
Boeing 747-8 VIP
The Boeing 747-8 VIP is another variant of the Boeing 747-8i, but with a more exclusive and customized interior. The Boeing 747-8 VIP has a total exterior length of 250.2 feet and can seat up to 100 passengers in a three-class configuration. However, the interior design of this jet is entirely up to the owner, who can choose from various themes, colors, materials, and layouts. Some of the possible features include a stateroom with a California king bed, a large office, a dining room, a lounge, a gym, a spa, and a sky loft. The Boeing 747-8 VIP is owned by several prominent figures, such as the Sultan of Brunei, the President of Turkey, and the Emir of Qatar. The market value of this jet is estimated at $367 million.
The Airbus A340-300 is a long-range, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner that can also be used as a private jet. The Airbus A340-300 has a total exterior length of 208.9 feet and can seat up to 440 passengers in a two-class configuration. The Airbus A340-300 has a Thales – Smiths Avionics system, similar to the A380, but without the IMA architecture.
The Airbus A340-300 has advanced systems such as a fly-by-wire flight control system with envelope protection and sidestick controllers; a centralized maintenance system that monitors the status of all aircraft systems; and a four-engine configuration that provides redundancy and safety on long-haul flights.
However, as a private jet, it can be outfitted with more luxurious and spacious features, such as a master bedroom, a guest room, a dining room, a conference room, a bar, a cinema, and a gym. The Airbus A340-300 is owned by several wealthy individuals and governments, such as Alisher Usmanov, a Russian billionaire, and the Royal Thai Air Force. The market value of this jet is estimated at $238 million.
Boeing Business Jet 787-8
The Boeing Business Jet 787-8 is a private jet version of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, a long-range, wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner. The Boeing Business Jet 787-8 has a total exterior length of 186 feet and can seat up to 335 passengers in a two-class configuration. The Boeing Business Jet 787-8 has a state-of-the-art flight deck that features dual head-up displays, very large flat panel multifunction displays, dual electronic flight bags, and an electronic checklist. It also has a more electrical architecture that replaces traditional pneumatic systems with electric ones.
The Boeing Business Jet 787-8 has advanced systems such as a composite fuselage and wing that reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency; a new wing design with raked wingtips that improve aerodynamics and performance; and a General Electric GEnx or Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine that reduces noise and emissions.
As a business private jet, it can be customized with more comfort and luxury, such as a master suite, a guest room, a dining room, a lounge, a study, and a media room. The jet also has a large cabin window, a lower cabin altitude, a higher humidity level, and a smoother ride. The Boeing Business Jet 787-8 is owned by several VIP customers, such as Roman Abramovich, a Russian oligarch, and the Government of Mexico. The market value of this jet is estimated at $224 million.
These are some of the top largest private jets in the world, which showcase the ultimate level of luxury, convenience, and exclusivity in the aviation industry. These jets are not only impressive in their size, but also in their performance, design, and technology. They are the dream machines of the elite, who can travel the world in style and comfort.
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