BOMBARDIER: GLOBAL 7000
At over 111 feet long and 27 feet tall, the new $70-million Global casts a mighty shadow on the tarmac. Inside, it offers room for up to 19 comfortable passengers, a lavish interior, and a master suite with a bed for getting peaceful rest on cross-ocean flights. A range of 7,400 nm and a host of technological advancements including an air management system that provides 100 percent fresh air round out its impressive list of features.
Gulfstream’s G series is the global gold standard in large aircraft, and the G600 is their premier plane. The fastest in its class, the $55-million G600 carries passengers 6,200 nautical miles at Mach 0.85. Designed to carry up to 19 passengers and sleep nine, it offers ample room to work and rest with both single seats and divans that convert into beds. Elsewhere, a new media system allows up to 19 personal devices to stream while in flight.
Because of its size, styling, and affordability, HondaJet has quickly become a favorite of those looking for an economical small plane. In fact, it’s hard to think of another aircraft in the $5 million range we’d recommend over the new HA-420. The updated interior is surprisingly comfortable, and the technological innovations and use of carbon fiber make it a light-but-speedy companion with a cruising speed of 368 knots and a range of 1,206 nm.
XTI AIRCRAFT: VTOL TRIFAN 600
The world’s first-ever hybrid electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, the $6.5-million TriFan 600 has the potential to be genuinely revolutionary. On display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November, the company is already reporting over 60 pre-orders of this game-changing craft. It has the ability to takeoff from nearly anywhere on either land or sea, and a top speed of 345 mph and a range of up to 1,200 nm.