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The Top 10 largest private jets in the world in 2024

It’s here: the much-anticipated list of the Top 10 largest private jets in the world for 2024. In this guide, we will be ranking these impressive aircraft based on their wingspan, highlighting the sheer size that sets them apart within the world of private aviation.  

We will begin with the 10th largest private jet and work our way up to the top spot, the largest private jet in the world as of 2024. 

Honorable mention: BBJ 777-8 and 777-9 

The Boeing 777X is part of a series of long-range, wide-body, twin-engine jetliners. BBJ 777X introduces advanced features including new GE9X engines, composite wings with folding wingtips, enhanced cabin width and seating capacity, and technologies from the Boeing 787. 

The 777-8 variant boasts a range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 kilometers), while the 777-9 offers a range of 11,000 nm (20,370 km).  

Planned for introduction in 2025, VIP customers have the choice between two models: the BBJ 777-8 priced at $442.8 million, and the BBJ 777-9 priced at $453.6 million. An undisclosed VIP customer placed a first order to purchase one BBJ 777-9.

10. Bombardier Global Express XRS 

Wingspan: 95 feet 1 inches (29 meters) 

Kicking off our list is the Bombardier Global Express XRS, known for its adaptable wing design and wing loading that contribute to a smooth and comfortable flight experience.  

Global XRS production was initiated in 1998, and deliveries to customers commenced in 1999. The pricing for this jet falls within the range of $13 to $19 million.  

American host and television producer Oprah Winfrey owns a Bombardier Global Express XRS. 

9. Bombardier Global 7500  

Wingspan: 104 feet (31.7 meters) 

Bombardier Global 7500 is known for its spacious interiors and long-range capabilities.  

Bombardier Global 7500 first entered service on December 20, 2018. A more extended-range version, capable of covering 8,000 nautical miles (approximately 14,800 kilometers), is expected to arrive during 2025.  

As of September 2023, there are 155 of these aircraft in service. According to the Spring 2023 data from Aircraft Bluebook, a brand-new Global 7500 can cost an average of between $72 and $81 million. The Bombardier Global 7500 is a favorite of Canadian musician Celine Dion and US businesswoman Kylie Jenner. 

8. ACJ TwoTwenty 

Wingspan: 115 feet 2 inches (35.1 meters) 

In October 2020, Airbus unveiled an ACJ version of the A220-100 aircraft. It’s being marketed as an “Xtra Large Bizjet” due to its spacious interior, accommodating up to 18 passengers, and impressive range of 5,650 nautical miles (10,460 kilometers). 

The first aircraft was delivered to FIVE Hotels and Resorts for private, on-demand charter services in May 2023. Two additional jets have been sold to two separate undisclosed customers.  

It was estimated to cost around $100 million in 2023. 

7. Airbus A319  

Wingspan: 117 feet 5 inches (35.8 meters) 

The Airbus A319 may be more commonly seen in commercial fleets, but when it’s configured for private use, it becomes a spacious and luxurious jet. First introduced in 1996, Airbus has since delivered 1,499 aircraft, with 1,351 of them currently in service. The average cost of a used Airbus 319 can range between $78 to $80 million, depending on various factors. 

The Airbus ACJ319 stands as the most popular variant within the Airbus Corporate Jet family for governmental use, executive travel and private jet operations. 63 of these aircraft were actively fulfilling these roles as of 2024. 

6. BBJ MAX  

Wingspan: 117 feet 5 inches (35.79 meters) 

In 2002, Boeing introduced the Boeing Business Jet 2, also known as the BBJ2, based on the 737-800 aircraft model. The BBJ2 offers a sprawling cabin that can be customized to suit the unique preferences of its owner. It also offers more cabin space in comparison to traditional long-range business jets. 

Currently, there have been a total of 253 units delivered including all BBJs models, with 244 of them currently being in service. The price of a used BBJ2 typically ranges between $70 to $85 million. 

Renowned Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is known to own a Boeing Business Jet 2, as does Indian billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani. 

The BBJ 2 ceased production in 2021 and has been succeeded by the BBJ MAX series, which includes the BBJ MAX 8, and 9 models. 

5. Boeing 757  

Wingspan: 124 feet 10 inches (38 meters) 

The Boeing 757’s elegant design and extended wingspan make it a favorite among government, military, and private entities for purposes such as aeronautical testing, research, cargo transportation and VIP travel.  

Since its introduction in January 1983, 1,050 of these aircraft have been built for commercial and private travel. Presently, the market price for a used Boeing 757-200 typically falls within the range of $3 to $18 million. 

Former US President and businessman Donald Trump is known to own a Boeing 757 aircraft, which he has used for various purposes including business and campaign travel. 

4. Boeing 767-200ER and Boeing 767-33A/ER  

Wingspan: 156 feet 1 inches (47.57 meters) 

The Boeing 767-200ER takes a significant step up in size, offering an expansive interior that can be transformed into a flying palace.  

The 767-200 was first introduced in 1984, and there have been 121 deliveries of this aircraft as of the time of writing, for both commercial and private travel. Currently, the approximate cost of a 767-200 is around $160 million. 

One notable Boeing 767-200ER owner is Canadian rapper Drake. 

Based on the same aircraft family, the Boeing 767-33A/ER caters to those who demand the utmost in luxury and convenience while traversing the skies. 

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich owns a Boeing 767-33A/ER for which he paid $170 million. Targeted by US sanctions, the aircraft has been stored in Dubai since March 2022. 

3. Boeing 787-8 

Wingspan: 197 feet (60 meters) 

Introduced into commercial service on October 26, 2011, the Boeing 787-8 has a capacity for up to 40 passengers and can fly nonstop for over 15 hours.  

Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch, owned a Boeing 787 Dreamliner valued at approximately $350 million, making it one of the world’s most expensive private jets. However, in 2022, after sanctions were imposed on him following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, reports indicate that his Boeing 787 has been in storage at Dubai World Central (DWC). 

2. Airbus A340-300  

Wingspan: 197 feet 83 inches (60.3 meters) 

The A340-300 was brought into service in March 1993. According to 2022 data, five of these jets are currently utilized for government, executive, and private travel purposes.  

The approximate price of a new Airbus A340-300 is $236 million. Customization options for the A340 substantially inflate the cost to around $450 million, solidifying its position as one of the most expensive private jets in the world. 

One well-known A340-300 owner is Uzbek-born oligarch Alisher Bourkanovich Usmanov.  

1. Boeing Business Jet 747-8I and Boeing 747-8 VIP  

Wingspan: 224 feet 7 inches (68.45 meters) 

Topping our list as the largest private jets in the world for 2023 are the Boeing Business Jet 747-8 Intercontinental and Boeing 747-8 VIP.  

The Boeing Business Jet 747-8I offers unparalleled space, comfort, and prestige.  

The first VIP customer took delivery of a Boeing BBJ 747-8i on February 28, 2012. The initial cost to acquire one starts at $570 million, but this price does not include optional additional features. 

The Boeing 747-8 VIP is known for its extravagant interiors.  

The list price of a brand-new BBJ 747-8 stands at $367 million. However, this total does not include any interior fittings. The addition of a custom-designed and fitted interior can add significant extra costs, ranging between $25 and $50 million.  

The Boeing 747-8 VIP is a preferred choice for celebrities and high-net-worth individuals, for instance prominent Hong Kong real estate magnate Joseph Lau.  

To sum up: The Top 10 largest private jets in the world in 2023 

Rank Jet Model Wingspan 10 Bombardier Global Express XRS 95 feet 1 inches (29 meters) 9 Bombardier Global 7500 104 feet (31.7 meters) 8 ACJ TwoTwenty  115 feet 2 inches (35.1 meters) 7 Airbus A319 117 feet 5 inches (35.8 meters) 6 BBJ MAX 117 feet 5 inches (35.79 meters) 5 Boeing 757 124 feet 10 inches (38 meters) 4 Boeing 767-200ER and Boeing 767-33A/ER 156 feet 1 inch (47.57 meters) 3 Boeing 787-8 197 feet (60 meters) 2 Airbus A340-300 197 feet 83 inches (60.3 meters) 1 Boeing Business Jet 747-8 Intercontinental and Boeing 747-8 VIP 224 feet 7 inches (68.45 meters) The post The Top 10 largest private jets in the world in 2024 appeared first on AeroTime.

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