The Future of Business Jets
The world of business jets always searches for new technology, new features, new gadgets – anything that will make the future jets better. Now days there are 5 large business jets in development, which are marked as the future of private aviation:
Bombardier Global 8000
Dassault Falcon 10X
Dassault Falcon 6X
These are meant to be the best business jets for the next decade, with bigger cabin, larger range and extra room.
The World Never Seemed Smaller
In this list of business jets, all 5 jets are under the category of “ultra-long range” jets – which means they will reach further than all private business jets before. The Dassault Falcon 6X, Gulfstream G800 and Bombardier Global 8000 will have the largest range: These Jets will be able to fly for around 15 thousand kilometers! That will cover a flight from London to Singapore, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro or Manila without stopping for gas.
We know what you think – Today there are commercial flights from London to Australia, Hawaii or New Zealand with large Boeing aircrafts (like the787), so why is it so special that these business jets will be able to reach Tokyo? Well, the difference is that these are “Purposed built business jets”, jets that are built specifically for private flights. The larger ones, used on commercial flights, are much bigger and capable of flying a bigger range because they are meant specifically for that. Their main purpose is to get from A to B, while private business jets’ purpose is to get there with luxury, comfort, privacy, and other benefits.
It is possible to make Boeing business jets and there is a category of Boeing business jet for sale, but these are large Boeing aircraft that have been converted into business jets. They cost way more than the biggest purposed built business jet: Boeing business jets cost around 250 million dollars, while a new ultra-long range business jet costs 80-90 million dollars. They are much bigger and have the greatest range in the world of aircrafts.
New Jets Means Better Features
Out of this list, the Dassault Flacon 6X will have the largest cross-section, meaning its cabin is the highest and widest of them all.
The 10X model is meant to be even bigger, almost as big as a commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 737.
All the jets will come with the most advanced technology, modern design, and comfort. Another thing is the engines: these jets will have the most economical engines – less carbon pollution than the current jets. These are great news for the environment and global warming, but although it has a very bad reputation, aviation is responsible for only 3% of the human carbon footprint. Still, the lesser the pollution the better it is.
The Technology Breakthrough is on Hold
All the business jets listed above are still the usual jet we all known for centuries. Technology speaking, the aircrafts have not changed a lot since their invention – 120 years ago. Of course, there are better tools, better equipment, better systems – but we, as humans, haven’t managed to create a life-changing aircraft yet. So, in a way, these 5 future jets are more of the same (only much better).
There was a pilot to create a super-sonic business jet by Aeron and NASA. Today it is forbidden to fly above ground with a super-sonic aircraft – so they worked on a model which will allow a “boom-less cruise”. It was meant to be able to carry up to 10 passengers and save 3 hours in a flight over the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, in May 2021 the company had announced that the program is shut after not being able to raise enough funds.
Another idea that would have changed the world of private jets is reducing the number of pilots from two to one, or even none. The problem is that the aircrafts that are manufactured today are all built for two pilots, and they will last at least 20 to 25 years so in the next few decades that would not change much.
Not a lot of effort is given to this angle because eventually, when there is a problem with the automatic systems it is the human mind that has to take control and managed the situation. So, there will always be needed a human backup, in case there’s a bug in one of the systems.
An autonomic jet is a wonderful thing because it allows to fly without the need of pilots (which means less room in the cabin and more paychecks). Unfortunately, as long as these systems will not be 200% cyber-proof for cyber-attacks – no one will be willing to fly in a jet that can be hacked. That is the main reason these jets a currently off the table.
Small Business Jets Might Bring the Future
There are several types of business jets, categorized by their range. Although the bigger ones are loved by the spotlights for their range and luxury extra-room, there is always a need for light business jets, smaller ones.
Garmin has developed a “Take me home” system for a single pilot-single engine jet. This amazing system is used in jets with a single pilot and single engine, in case the pilot has lost conscious. In the center of the cockpit there is a red button which the passengers can push in such emergency and from that moment on the jet’s computer takes over. It contacts the control tower, fly the jet to the closest appropriate airport which is suitable for the jet, lower the flaps and gears, lands and reach a full stop – automatically.
For now, this important system is only in single pilot-single engine jets, but we hope that in the future it will be used in other jets, making them half-automated for emergencies.
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Characterrizing the travel needs of the client
Tailoring the right solution, i.e.: purchase of a business chartering, etc jet, fractional ownership,
Locating the right platform
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Tailoring the right deal
in coordination with our legal advisor, as well as with our financing associates.
Managing the aircraft’s as similation process
upgrade (if needed), ferry flight, registration, insurance, assigning flight crew,
line maintenance and MRO, maintenance programs (MSP, TAP, RRCC, JSSI
and alike), services subscription (Jeppesen, GDC/Arinc, Satcom Direct, etc.),
fuel suppliers/cards, ground handlers, operations agencies, etc.
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flight coordination and planning, overfly and landing permits, ground
handling, catering, lounges, ground transportation and accommodations