Cessna Citation X: The Most Popular Private Jet
The Cessna Citation X and Citation family has been the world’s best selling private jets in the industry. The mix of both luxury, performance, and speed is the reason why it is the most popular jet out there today. Cessna prides itself on delivering high-performance specifications on all their aircraft. The Citation X family includes a few different variations including Citation XLS, Citation XLS+, and Citation X+.
The Citation X is well known for being the fastest private jet on the market. Cessna’s body frame design made this jet more aerodynamic and focused on decreasing drag. The powerful engines were manufactured by Rolls Royce each with over 6,400 lbs of thrust, making the X the first Cessna aircraft to be powered by this type of engine. Everything about this private jet is meticulously optimized for peak performance. Private Flyers want to get from point A to point B in comfort, but also as fast as possible which is why the Citation X is so popular.
The interior also features this meticulous detail. With a jet this fast, the interior needs to be quiet and smooth. Cessna’s proprietary sound-proofing cuts down drastically on noise in the cabin, creating an extremely quiet passenger experience. The Citation X excels at creating an interior that combines both comfort and style. This is a jet equipped to handle any flyer’s mission.
Length: 72.53 ft
Span: 63.6 ft
Height: 19.2 ft
Cruise Speed: 525 kn
Range: 3,125 nmi
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During this unprecedented epidemic, travel has come to a halt. People cannot fly commercial and some are forced to stay in their current location. Fortunately, private travel is still thriving, so if you need to get somewhere as soon as possible, UberJets can provide you with that trip. The private jet industry is being particularly careful, making sure all aircraft are meticulously cleaned and sanitized before and after each flight. We at UberJets have made sure all our members are safe and sound, and if they need to get to a particular destination fast, we are there to give them the best possible option at the best price. If you need to travel, become part of the UberJets family to make sure your travel needs are taken care of. Also, a lot of the top companies are currently not taking on new flights or new members, but we at UberJets are welcoming anyone who wants to come fly with us. Live.Fly.Repeat…..and, of course, stay safe and healthy.
NBAA heads to congress to discuss the shortage of private jet pilots and technicians
There has been a trend in not only the private jet industry but the aviation industry in general. The pilot and technician population is increasing in age while having a shortage of new pilots joining the industry. We are getting to the point where experienced workers are hitting the mandatory retiring age of 65, but this leaves the industry a shortage of workers. NBAA noted to congress that Boeing will need 645,000 new commercial pilots and nearly 100,000 new business aircraft pilots worldwide over the next 20 years, and that is just one company. There is a projected worldwide demand for almost 770,000 new aviation technicians over the next 20 years. Private jet pilots and technicians needs to be in demand.
The supply of pilots has decreased by 30% because the average age of currently employed pilots is 51, and new potential candidates are no longer choosing aviation as a career path. This becomes an issue since the aviation industry keeps increasing, particularly private jet travel. There needs to be an increase in these employees to keep the U.S as the leader in air travel. NBAA praised the committee for helping to pass the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes several workforce development initiatives, including grant programs to support the education of future aircraft pilots and the recruitment of aviation maintenance technicians.
Private Jet Airports
Private Jet Airports and FBO’s are designed to make private flyer’s trips as easy as possible. These airports are generally smaller with less traffic than normal commercial airports. So this means no lines or headaches for private flyers. Also, transportation can drive right on the tarmac to deliver you right to your private jet. Here are some of the top Private Jet Airports:
Teterboro Airport (TEB)
Teterboro is one of the most used private jet airports on the east coast. It is an exclusive hub for the New York City region located only 12miles away from Manhattan. This airport has five distinct FBO’s for private flyers to choose from. Many business professionals, athletes, and celebrities to choose Teterboro when traveling to New York City.
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
PBI is an extremely popular hub for private flyers who are trying to get to luxurious towns in Florida. The airport is located only 3 miles from downtown Palm Beach, and only 20 miles away from Boca Raton. PBI includes three luxurious FBO’s which include comfortable lounges, catering, and activities.
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
SNA is a private flyer’s choice when traveling to LA or other popular cities in the area. Located in Orange County, John Wayne Airport is extremely popular with celebrities and wealthy moguls. Also, the airport is only 35 miles from LA, and only a few miles from Newport, Laguna, and Disneyland. SNA offers two FBO’s including top amenities for private flyers.
Van Nuys Airport is just 30 minutes by car from downtown Los Angeles, making it one of the busiest private jet airports in the world. The premiere choice for those looking to get in and out of LA all while maintaining convenience and anonymity; it also provides customs which allows passengers to fly internationally.
Aircraft Comparison Tool
UberJets is proud to introduce yet another feature to the app as well as the web (Aircraft Comparison Tool). You can now compare aircraft side-by-side and choose which aircraft works best for your specific mission. Data points include cabin height, cruising speed, and baggage capacity. As an UberJets member, your client service representative is ready to assist you, so you’re always comfortable. Members can select specific cabins such as the ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 or smaller size options like the Hawker 400XP.
Pilatus has always been a popular light jet choice among business jet travelers. The PC-24 consulted with BMW to create a new interior design, with removable seats. Also, the PC-24 can land at literally any airport/runway (it can access more than 20,000 airports, twice as much as any other jet), which makes this Pilatus the only “super versatile jet” on the market.
Specs: Light Jet, Seats 8 Pax, 506Mph Cruise Speed, Range: 2,342 miles
Cessna Citation Longitude
The super mid Longitude has one goal in mind: comfort. The seating can be converted into beds and also has the quietest cabin of any business jet. Citation Longitude also has the lowest cabin altitude, which helps travelers feel refreshed after their flight. Traveling in this comfy jet has the same noise level as riding in a luxury SUV on the highway. Business jets.
Specs: Super Mid, Seats 8/Sleeps 8, 548Mph Cruise Speed, Range: 4,028 miles
Bombardier Global 6500
The Global 6500 is the highest tech heavy jet on the market. This business jet has the longest range of any other business jet (7,595 miles). The cabin comes equipped with its own conference room and ultra-high-resolution entertainment system. With new Rolls-Royce engines, this jet is faster than ever and more fuel-efficient than ever. Business Jets.
Specs: Heavy Jet, Seats 17, 675Mph Cruise Speed, Range: 7,596 miles