1153 Bergen Parkway Suite 108
Evergreen Colo 80439

Light Jet Performance Comparison

Light jet aircraft typically are comprised of aircraft capable of operating in and out of short fields while accommodating 6-8 passengers with an average range of 1,900nm and single pilot certified. Below we look at some of the newer aircraft in this class.

Citation Encore+ Citation CJ3+ Citation CJ4 Nextant 400XTi Pilatus PC-24 Phenom 300E
NBAA 4 Pax IFR Range 1,673 nm 1,825 nm 1,927 nm 1,801 nm 1,950 nm 1,971 NM
Max Cruise Speed (ktas) 426 415 442 447 440 453
Long Range Cruise (ktas) 375 352 377 406 375 383
Max Payload (lbs) 2,290 1,970 2,220 2,050 2,500 2,637
Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 3,520 ft 3,180 ft 3,140 ft 3,821 ft 2,930 ft 3,138 ft
Service Ceiling (ft) 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Powerplant PW535B x2 FJ44-3A x2 FJ44-4A x2 FJ44-3AP x2 FJ44-4A x2 PW535E x2
Thrust per engine (lbf) 3,400 2,820 3,612 3,052 3,420 3,360
Avionics Pro Line 21 G3000 Pro Line 21 Pro Line 21 Honeywell Prodigy Touch
Est. Cost Per Hour $1,790 $1,680 $1,970 $1,623 TBD $1,758
Passengers + Crew 8+1 9+1 9+1 7+2 11+1 9+1
Internal Baggage 26 cu ft 7 cu ft 27 cu ft 90 cu ft 18 cu ft
External Baggage 41 cu ft 65 cu ft 71 cu ft 26 cu ft 66 cu ft
Cabin Length (excluding baggage) 17 ft 4 in 15 ft 8 in 17 ft 4 in 15 ft 6 in 23 ft 17 ft 2 in
Cabin Width 4 ft 10 in 4 ft 10 in 4 ft 10 in 4 ft 11 in 5 ft 7 in 5 ft 1 in
Cabin Height 4 ft 10 in 4 ft 8 in 4 ft 9 in 4 ft 9 in 5 ft 1 in 4 ft 11 in
Aircraft Length 48 ft 11 in 51 ft 2 in 53 ft 4 in 48 ft 5 in 55 ft 3 in 52 ft 2 in
Wingspan 52 ft 2 in 53 ft 4 in 50 ft 10 in 43 ft 3 in 55 ft 9 in 53 ft 2 in
Production Years 1989-2011* 2014-Present 2009-Present 2014-Present** 2018-Present 2009-Present*
*Production years may include other airframe variants.
**Rebuild of original Beechjet 400 produced from 1986-2003

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Aircraft data may vary from aircraft to aircraft compared to the provided data figures. Buyers and operators should verify their individual aircraft specification.