There are many busy people who want shorter travel times. They have to arrive at their destination safe, fresh and well-rested. Some choose to fly private. Most of these people who travel by private jet are businessmen, politicians and celebrities.
A private jet is generally many times smaller than a commercial jet and they are designed to transport only a limited number of passengers. Depending on the size of the private aircraft, it can transport up to 20 people. Because of the rising popularity of traveling by private jet, many companies are engaged in the manufacturing of private jets.
Here is a list of some of the widely known private jet manufacturers today:
The company is more famous for manufacturing commercial aircraft but they also produce private jets. Boeing is an American multinational manufacturer of both big and small planes. Established in 1916 by William Boeing, this company is known for some of the best aircraft in history. They also provide aircraft to official state airlines of many countries.
The manufacturer of Gulfstream private jets is the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. This company is known to design and manufacture technologically advanced heavy jets. The company has produced a number of different models of private jets such as G150, G280, G450, G550 and G650.
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd from Switzerland produces single engine turbo planes. The company was established in 1939 and is the only Swiss company to engage in the manufacture and sale of aircraft. It has established different subsidiaries including one in the United States.
Bombardier, Inc. is the only manufacturing company that produces jets as well as trains. This company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and is currently present in 60 countries.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese company that does not only manufacture jets but also engages in manufacturing of different kinds of transportations for land, water and air. The company started in 1884 and had already developed into a multinational transportation manufacturing company many years ago.
There are more private jet manufacturers that are in close competition with these top five private jet manufacturing giants. Companies such as Piaggio Aero, Hawker Beechcraft, Eclipse Aviation, Cessna and more are doing their best to attain the top rank in the private jet industry. Because of the healthy competition, we can expect continued improvement in the quality of private jets.