The Citation Excel is technically a mid-sized jet, yet it still fits in the super light jet class – its cabin length is 18.7 feet and it can fly up to 1,961 miles (1,704 nautical miles) – but it can take off in 3,590 feet and climb to cruise altitude in just 18 minutes, performance statistics reminiscent of light private jets. At any rate, the Excel boasts excellent handling capabilities, reliable systems and consistent delivery of smooth, quick flights.
The interior of the Citation III was designed to look and feel like the interior of a much larger, more expensive private jet. The cabin of the Citation III has a volume of 438 cubic feet and is about 5.8 feet high. Special headliner lighting and window design provide bright, indirect lighting, giving the cabin a spacious, open feel. The cabin holds eight passengers in seats that recline, swivel, and have adjustable armrests and footrests. There are an available 61 cubic feet of baggage space.
The interior of the Citation VII was designed to compete with the most luxurious midsized jets. Each customer can choose from a wide variety of interior design options. Options range from wood finishes to extensive cabin entertainment systems. Additional soundproofing was added to the 438 cubic feet cabin so that business meetings (or naps) can be conducted without interruption. The fully enclosed lavatory has been expanded enough to double as a dressing room.
The Hawker 800 is a mid-size twin-engine corporate aircraft. It is a development of the British Aerospace BAe 125, and was assembled by Hawker Beechcraft. One of the Hawker 800XP’s strong points is its ability to take off from runways much shorter than are typically required for private jet international flights. At sea level, 5,032 feet of runway is required; at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the requirement increases to 7,952 feet.
The Hawker 900 features Honeywell TFE731-50R engines designed specifically for the aircraft. Each is rated at 4,660 lbs. of thrust. Increased climb performance and immediate maximum altitude (41,000 feet) are benefits of the new engines. Like the 850XP, the 900XP features the Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. Four 8×10 inch adaptive screens display navigation, terrain awareness warning systems, weather, reduced vertical separation minimum and enhanced ground proximity warning systems.
The Learjet 45XR is an extremely reliable jet with great cruise performance and fuel economy. Its innovative systems and efficient performance, borrowed from familial models, make it a viable option for anyone in search of a high-performing, cost-effective mid-sized private jet. The Learjet 45XR can fly 2,301 miles (1,999 nautical miles) nonstop and can cruise at 437 knots. Two AlliedSignal TFE731-20BR turbofan engines provide 3,500 pounds of thrust each on takeoff.
The Learjet 55 "Longhorn" is a business jet manufactured by Gates Learjet.The midsize cabin aircraft is the perfect combination of the 30-series’ turbofan engines and the 20-series’ “Longhorn” wing. A pair of TFE 731-3A-2B engines powers the Lear 55, providing 3,700 lbs of thrust apiece. Inspection interval is 4,200 hours. Adapted from the 28 and 29 Longhorn models, the Lear 55 features an increased wingspan and drag-reducing winglets using higher strength aluminum.
Based on the large-cabin 55 series, the Learjet 60 increased in size and performance value. It is the first of the line to use PW305 turbofan engines instead of General Electric engine models. The Pratt & Whitney of Canada PWC305A have 4,600 lbs of thrust each. They have an inspection interval of 6,000 hours. With such powerful engines, the Learjet excels in performance against competitors in its class. It can out-climb any mid-size jet, capable of a staggering 6,000 or greater feet per minute climb.