Private Jet Model Selection Guide

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Private Jet Model Selection Guide


At SHY Aviation, we prioritise your comfort, privacy, safety, and satisfaction above all else. Our dedicated team of experts is always on hand to answer any questions you might have about your aircraft options and to help you choose the perfect jet for your needs.

To assist you further, we've created an informative guide detailing the various jet models available on the market. Explore our guide and discover the ideal jet for your lifestyle and travel requirements.


A turboprop is a smaller aircraft with one or more gas turbine engines connected to a gearbox that turns the propeller(s) to move the aircraft through the air.

Turboprop aircraft have lower operating costs than jets as they use less fuel; however, they travel at slower speeds.

Turboprops are a popular choice for business travel as they can access airports with shorter runways.

Model examples: Pilatus PC-12

Passengers: 4 – 8

Flight Duration: 2hrs max

Example Routes: London – Geneva / St Tropez

Very Light Jets

Very Light Jets are known for their compact size, efficiency, and ease of operation, making them an excellent choice for short-haul flights.

They typically accommodate up to six passengers and offer a cost-effective solution without compromising on comfort or performance.

With advanced avionics and streamlined designs, Very Light Jets provide a seamless and enjoyable flying experience, perfect for both personal and business travel.

Model examples: Embraer Phenom 100, Cessna Citation Mustang

Passengers: 4 max

Flight Duration: 2hrs max

Example Routes: London – Geneva / St Tropez


Read our Very Light Jet comparison article HERE

Light Jets

The Light Jet category provides passengers with a balance between range, speed, and value that is hard to match.

Light jets also have the benefit of accessing smaller airports with short runways, making them a popular choice for business travel.

A further advantage for business travellers when landing in smaller, less congested airports is that there is less risk of delays.

Model examples: Cessna Citation M2, Honda HA-420, Embraer Phenom 300/E

Passengers: 6 – 8

Flight Duration: 3hrs max

Example Routes: London – Mallorca / Lisbon / New York – Florida


Read our Light Jet comparison article HERE

Super Light Jets

Super-light jets are arguably the most versatile jets available due to their surprising range and affordability, which make them ideal for passengers travelling to multiple destinations.

Jets in the super-light class are popular on the market because of their comfortable cabins and luggage capacity. They have transformed how many business leaders optimise their time and efficiency and how pleasure travellers can enjoy the benefits of convenient luxury.

Model examples: Bombardier Learjet 75, Embraer Phenom 300, Cessna Citation XLS+

Passengers: 8 – 9

Flight Duration: 3hr 30 mins max

Example Routes: London – Faro / Athens


Read our Super Light Jet comparison article HERE

Mid-Size \ Super Mid-Size Jets

Mid-size jets offer a larger cabin and more comfort for passengers, as well as larger fuel tanks and luggage space of about 127 cubic feet.

Most also have on-board lavatory facilities making them suitable for longer journeys.

Super Mid-Size Jets offer even more space within the cabin and faster cruising speeds.

Model examples: Cessna Citation Latitude, Cessna Citation XLS, Hawker 900XP, Embraer Legacy 450

Passengers: 8 – 9

Flight Duration: 5hrs max  

Example Routes: London – Cairo, Dubai – Delhi, Miami – Mexico


Read our Mid-Size Jet comparison article HERE

Heavy Jets

This category is the superstar of private aviation. The cabins offer a standing height of up to 1.9 meters making them super comfortable and adaptable for many clients.

Many of the aircraft in this class offer almost unbelievable levels of luxury, cabin quality, and flight stability.

Needless to say, there are sufficient facilities for gourmet catering and spacious washrooms with WCs and showers as well as plenty of luggage capacity.

Model examples: Gulfstream G650, Dassault Falcon 7X, Embraer Legacy 600, Bombardier Challenger 850

Passengers: 10 – 16

Flight Duration: 4 – 12+ hrs 

Example Routes: London – New York, New York – Los Angeles

The most important factor when choosing a jet is ensuring it perfectly suits your needs and preferences. At SHY Aviation, our team is dedicated to helping you navigate the options available and find the ideal aircraft for your unique requirements. Whether you need private jet charter, group charter, or private helicopter transfer, we have access to the finest aircraft in the world. 

For any aviation or travel needs, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring your journey is as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

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