20 Most Expensive Private Jets Ever Made
On 15th December 2014
People use various means of transport to get where they need to go. The poorest usually have to walk, those with more money can use public transport, rich people drive luxurious cars… And what about the richest of the richest? Well, many of them have their own private jets. It certainly does have some advantages compared to how regular people fly; you don’t need to wait the endless hours to be allowed to board, you don’t have to undergo the embarrassing security check-ins etc. On the other hand, opponents of this snobbery often argue that buying a private jet is nothing but a waste of money that could have been spent on something much more helpful. Whatever your opinion on this, check out these 20 of most expensive private jets that were ever made.
Airbus A380 is the largest passenger aircraft in the world with a capacity of 800 people therefore it would be crazy to have one as a private jet but this is exactly what happened to Saudi Prince Alawaleed bin Talal. He bought an Airbus A380 for $300 million and then spent another $200 million to customize it into something really extraordinary. The list of what you can find in the plane would be really long so let us just say there are spa treatments, steam rooms with tiles made of marble, giant flat screen tvs on walls and floors, elevators etc.
Cessna Citation Excel
The Cessna Citation Excel is a turbofan-powered, medium-sized business jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company. The jet has a cruising speed of 441 knots and 2,111 nautical-mile range. With a capacity of up to 9 passengers, the Citation Excel costs almost 12 million dollars. The aircraft is operated by private individuals, companies, fractionals and charter operators.
Dassault Falcon 5X
The new Falcon 5X is set to make its first flight in the first quarter of 2015. A top speed of .90 Mach; a range of 5,200 nautical miles and the short-field capability of much smaller jets suggest this model might be among the most popular jets in its class. Similarly to other Falcon models, luxurious and comfortable interior is guaranteed. Falcon 5X is available for a price of 45 million dollars.
Bombardier Global 8000
Able to fly as far as 7,900 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, the Bombardier Global 8000 can boasts the lowest fuel burn and lowest emissions in its class. The jet offers three separate living areas including a "stateroom". According to the company, the three-zone cabin layout was developed based on research on the needs of its customers worldwide. This model can carry between 8 and 19 passengers and you can have it for a modest 66 million dollars.