Light jets are the smallest jets that you can use for your business travel or other personal charter services. The light jets are best suited for travel between small airports and they are some of the most preferred jets for those travellers looking for economy travel options. They can travel at speeds of as high as 450 knots and they go distances of up to 1700 miles. These are perfect for mid range flights and while they may not be as comfortable as the long range jets, they offer great and affordable means of hopping from one city to another. The main light aircraft used in the air charter industry include the Beechjet400, the Citation Encore, Citation II, Citation V, Falcon 10, Lear 31, Lear 40 and Westwind1.
The twin engine Beechjet400 is currently being produced by the Hawker Beechjet Aircraft Manufacturing Company and is a popular corporate business jet. The jet has been produced since 1986 and is a popular choice for entry level corporate travel. The jet has a capacity of 7-9 passengers with two pilots. It has a cruise speed average of 443 knots and travel up to 1693 nautical miles. The length of the aircraft is 48 feet and 2 inches.
The Citation Encore is one of the finest jets to have emerged from the Citation family of jets from Cessna. Also called the Citation I, this comfortable jet can seat seven passengers and offers travellers various comforts. It has a fairly large baggage compartment along with lots of in-cabin amenities such as noise cancelling headsets and a satellite radio. Apart from these, the Citation Encore has a lavatory and refreshment centre. The Citation family of Cessna jets also includes other jets such as Cessna Citation Ultra, Cessna Citation V, and Cessna Citation CJ1/CJ2/CJ3/CJ4.
The Learjet 31A
Also called the “Porsche of the Sky”, the Learjet 31A is a business jet that has been designed with speed in mind. The Learjet 31A can carry up to 8 passengers and a crew of 2 together with a great amount of luggage. The Learjet is a subsidiary of the giant aircraft manufacturer Bombardier. The aircraft has an average cruise speed of 515mph and can travel 1871 miles of nonstop flight.
Embraer Phenom 100
The Embraer Phenom 100 is one of the fastest growing corporate entry level jets now being employed in business travel globally. Designed by the giant Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the aircraft has a crew of 1 and can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers. The Embraer Phenom 100 has a maximum cruise speed of 722kmph and goes for 2182km of nonstop flight.