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Very Light Jet Performance Comparison

The Very Light Jet or VLJ became an aircraft category with the creation of the Eclipse 500 in the early 2000’s. Shortly there after Cessna released the Citation Mustang that was soon followed by the Phenom 100 and the Honda Jet. VLJ’s typically have a takeoff weight of less then 10,000 pounds and are certified for single pilot operations. While the Honda Jet, Citation M2 and Phenom 100 are all slightly above the 10,000 lbs takeoff weight, they are still considered VLJ aircraft.

Cirrus Vision Jet Eclipse 550 Citation Mustang Phenom 100EV Citation M2 Honda Jet Honda Jet Elite
NBAA 4 Pax IFR Range 796 nm 825 nm 963 nm 1,092 nm 1,183nm 1,223 nm 1,437 nm
Max Cruise Speed (ktas) 300 369 340 406 401 422 422
Long Range Cruise (ktas) 256 334 319 340 323 360 360
Max Payload (lbs) 1,130 1,000 1,150 1,775 1,410 1,520 1,720
Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 2,036 ft 2,394 ft 3,110 ft 3,195 ft 3,210 ft 3,934 ft 3,490 ft
Service Ceiling (ft) 28,000 41,000 41,000 41,000 41,000 43,000 43,000
Powerplant FJ33-5A x 1 PW610F-A x 2 PW615F x 2 PW617F1-E x 2 FJ44-1AP-21 x 2 HF120 x 2 HF120 x 2
Thrust per engine (lbf) 1,800 900 1,460 1,730 1,965 2,050 2,050
Avionics G3000 Avio NG G1000  G3000 G3000 G3000 G3000
Est. Cost Per Hour $662 $889 $1,015 $1,152 $1,395 $1,135 TBD
Passengers + Crew 6+1 5+1 5+1 6+1 6+1 6+1 6+1
Cabin Length (excluding baggage) 11 ft 6 in 7 ft 6 in 9 ft 9 in 11 ft 11 ft 17 ft 10 in 17 ft 10 in
Cabin Width 5 ft 1 in 4 ft 2 in 4 ft 7 in 5 ft 1 in 4 ft 10 in 5 ft 5 ft
Cabin Height 4 ft 1 in 4 ft 7 in 4 ft 6 in 4 ft 11 in 4 ft 9 in 4 ft 10 in 4 ft 10 in
Aircraft Length 30 ft 11 in 33 ft 6 in 40 ft 7 in 42 ft 1 in 42 ft 7 in 45 ft 7 in 45 ft 7 in
Wingspan 38 ft 8 in 37 ft 9 in 43 ft 2 in 40 ft 4 in 47 ft 3 in 39 ft 8 in 39 ft 8 in
Internal Baggage 16 cu ft 6 cu ft 10 cu ft
External Baggage 30 cu ft 57 cu ft 60 cu ft 46 cu ft 66 cu ft 66 cu ft
Production Years 2016-Present 2006-2008 2006-2017 2008-Present 2013-Present 2015-Present 2015-Present
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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.