The prices of new private jets can vary wildly, with the most expensive ones being more than 25 times as much as the cheapest private jets.
Therefore, if you want the absolute latest private jet and you have an unlimited budget, which are the most expensive ones that you can buy?
The price below is the standard list price for each aircraft new from the factory. With options, the price will likely increase. Note also that this does not include the list price for out-of-production aircraft or pre-owned aircraft.
Additionally, please note that this list does not include converted airliners, just purpose-built business jets.
Naturally, there are many costs involved with private jet ownership and operation, therefore, this list will only focus on the cost of actually buying the aircraft. Associated operating costs are not included.
10. Gulfstream G600 – $54.5 million
The number 10 spot on the list is taken by the Gulfstream G600.
The Gulfstream G600 has a new list price of $54.5 million.
Pre-owned examples of the G600 range from $54 million to $57 million.
Yes, young G600s can sell for more than the new list price given the high demand.
The Gulfstream G600 is the sister aircraft to the smaller G500 aircraft. Both aircraft were unveiled in 2014.
The pair of aircraft are so popular that in the second quarter of 2017 80% of all Gulfstream orders were for the G500 and G600.
However, the G500 has always been a few steps ahead in the production and development cycle than the G600.
While the G500 first flew in mid-2015, the G600 didn’t get airborne until the end of 2016. Furthermore, while the first G500 was developed in September 2018, the first G600 only reached customer hands in August 2019.
In December 2020 the first EASA-certified aircraft was delivered to an Austrian operator.
The G600 measures 5 feet longer than the G500 and is also capable of flying 1,300 Nautical Miles further.
The G600 is capable of flying at near supersonic speeds. This has enabled the G600 to earn over 20 speed records, such as flying from Savannah to Geneva in a record-breaking 7 hours and 21 minutes. This was made possible by cruising at Mach 0.90. For reference, Mach 1 is the speed of sound. This places the G600 as one of the fastest business jets on the market.
9. Bombardier Global 6500 – $56 million
In number 9 there is the Bombardier Global 6500 which has a new list price of $56 million.
Pre-owned examples of the Global 6500 range from $43 million to $56 million.
As you will notice, the Global 6500 has a far greater depreciation rate than the G600.
Production of the Global 6500 began in 2019 meaning that in 4 years there are Global 6500 aircraft that have lost $13 million in value.
The Bombardier Global 6500 is, as the name suggests, part of the Global family of aircraft.
The Bombardier Global family of aircraft can trace its origins back to the Bombardier Global Express aircraft.
Originally announced in October 1991, the first flight took place 5 years later.
The Global 6500 was announced alongside the Global 5500 aircraft in May 2018, with hopes for the aircraft to enter service at the end of the next year.
Bombardier developed the 6500 to sit just above the Global 5500 in its lineup of aircraft. The aircraft has a maximum range of 6,600 nautical miles and a high-speed cruise figure of Mach 0.88.
8. Dassault Falcon 8X – $58 million
At just $2 million more than the Global 6500 we have the Dassault Falcon 8X with a new list price of $58 million.
This is one of the older aircraft on the list with deliveries having begun in 2016.
Falcon 8X aircraft have a pre-owned value of $36 million to $62 million.
Much like with the G600, there are some Falcon 8X aircraft on the market that are selling for over list price due to high demand and shortages.
The Dassault Falcon 8X is the flagship aircraft for Dassault Falcon, the civilian sector of Dassault Aviation – the French aeronautics corporation.
The Falcon 8X was announced in May 2014 at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
The 8X is based on the Falcon 7X, with the 7X being derived from the Falcon 900 platform, with improvements to the interior, exterior, and performance.
The prototype first flew in February 2015, with the first customer Falcon 8X being delivered in October 2016.
Perhaps one of the most striking elements of the 8X is the three-engine propulsion system, with Dassault Falcon being the only business jet manufacturer to produce three-engine aircraft.
7. Gulfstream G650 – $65 million
At a significant step up in price, there is the Gulfstream G650 in seventh place with a new list price of $65 million.
This is the oldest business aircraft on the list with deliveries having started over 10 years ago in 2012.
The G650 is one of the most popular long-range business jets and pre-owned prices range from $34 million to $65 million.
The Gulfstream G650 can trace is history back to 2005 when the project was launched internally. At the time, the aircraft was set up to be the largest aircraft that Gulfstream had ever built.
Gulfstream unveiled the aircraft to the public in 2008 with it being the largest, fastest, and most expensive aircraft that the company had ever produced. These crowns have since been claimed by the G700.
The G650 is capable of carrying up to 19 passengers on flights of up to 7,000 nautical miles (8,055 miles / 12,964 KM).
Therefore, the G650 is capable of flying non-stop from London to virtually any airport in the world, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, and the Southernmost tip of South America.
The G650 can manage Los Angeles to Syndey non-stop, along with New York to Tokyo.
Back in 2013, Gulfstream flew the G650 around the world, breaking the speed record and completing the trip in just 41 hours and 7 minutes. This is the fastest westbound flight to circle the globe in a non-supersonic aircraft.
6. Gulfstream G650ER – $70 million
At $5 million more there is the Gulfstream G650ER with a new list price of $70 million.
Deliveries of the G650ER began 2 years after the G650 and pre-owned values range from $38 million to $70 million.
Interestingly, this means that the same age G650 and G650ER have a nearly identical value on the pre-owned value.
The Gulfstream G650ER is the ultra-long-range variant of the standard G650.
The G650ER is able to achieve a greater range than the G650 thanks to an increased 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) fuel capacity.
The G650ER is capable of carrying up to 19 passengers on flights of up to 7,500 nautical miles (8,630 miles / 13,890 KM). This makes the G650ER capable of flying non-stop from London to the southern tip of South America. Additionally, the G650ER can easily fly non-stop from New York to Delhi.
5. Gulfstream G800 – $71.5 million
Entering the top 5 most expensive private jets there is the newest Gulfstream, the G800.
The G800 is yet to enter production, however, it can be ordered which is why it is included in this list.
The list price for a brand-new Gulfstream G800 is $71.5 million.
This is a great deal more than the 10th most expensive private jet which costs almost $20 million less.
The Gulfstream G800 was announced in October 2021. Deliveries are due to begin in 2024 with the first flight having taken place in June 2022. The wings and engines are shared with the Gulfstream G700.
The G800 has a starting list price of $71.5 million. The aircraft has a top speed of Mach 0.925 and a maximum range of 8,000 nautical miles.
This, therefore, is in direct competition with the latest flagship aircraft from Bombardier – the Global 8000. The Global 8000 also has a maximum range of 8,000 nautical miles.
4. Bombardier Global 7500 – $73 million
In fourth place, there is another Global aircraft, the Bombardier Global 7500 which has a new list price of $73 million.
Up until recently the Global 7500 was the private jet with the longest range of 7,700 nautical miles.
A crown which it has lost very recently.
Pre-owned examples of the Global 7500 range from $62 million to $75 million.
The Bombardier Global 7500 was announced in October 2010, made its first flight in November 2016, and certified in September 2018, entering service in December of the same year.
The Global 7500 is based on the popular Bombardier Global 6000 and features an increased range (7,700 nautical miles), a longer cabin, and four distinct cabin zones.
The Global 7500 did have the longest range of any purpose-built in-production business jet, being able to fly non-stop for 7,700 nautical miles.
This gives the Global 7500 enough range to fly from London to anywhere in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, or the top of Australia without needing to stop.
In October 2019 the Global 7500 set the record for the longest mission ever flown by a purpose-built business jet – a 17-hour flight from Sydney to Detroit, Michigan.
3. Dassault Falcon 10X – $75 million
In joint second place, there is the Dassault Falcon 10X with a new price of $75 million.
Much like the G800, the Falcon 10X is yet to enter service, however, orders are being taken which is why it has a place on this list.
As you will notice, the 10X only has two engines. Given that this is the new flagship for Dassault – after the 8X – this most likely means that the era of the trijet is sadly over.
The Dassault Falcon 10X is the latest aircraft to be announced by the French manufacturer.
According to Dassault, the 10X will “deliver a level of comfort, versatility, and technology unmatched by any purpose-built business jet.”
The aircraft will be able to complete routes such as New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York, or Paris to Santiago, all non-stop. Therefore, Dassault claims that the Falcon 10X will have a maximum range of 7,500 nautical miles (8,630 miles / 13,890 km).
Furthermore, the 10X is said to have a maximum speed of Mach 0.925. If everything goes to plan, the latest aircraft should enter service by the end of 2025.
It’s really great to see Dassault bringing such a large jet to the market as the Falcon 8X just wasn’t quite able to keep up with the flagship Gulfstream and Bombardier aircraft.
2. Gulfstream G700 – $75 million
The other aircraft to be in second place is the Gulfstream G700, again with a price tag of $75 million.
Deliveries are just warming up for the G700, with Qatar Executive being the launch customer for the aircraft.
The G700 is the new flagship aircraft for Gulfstream, a company renowned for its production of some of the most advanced, most luxurious business jets the world has ever seen.
The G700 was announced in October 2019 at the NBAA Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas. Completing its first flight on February 14th, 2020, the G700 tops the G650ER in terms of cabin space, innovation, and flexibility of cabin design.
In terms of overall specifications, the G700 is extremely similar to the G650ER with only some minor differences.
Of course, this is no bad thing, the G650ER is an industry leader and an outstanding aircraft, with the G700 building on these solid foundations you can be assured that this new aircraft will raise the game when it enters service, scheduled for the year 2022.
1. Bombardier Global 8000 – $78 million
In the number one spot, the most expensive purpose-built private jet ever is the Bombardier Global 8000 with a price tag of $78 million.
The Global 8000 is the third aircraft on this list to not actually be in service, however, orders are being taken and deliveries are due to begin in 2025.
After Gulfstream built an aircraft with a greater range than the Global 7500, Bombardier answered back with the Global 8000 with a maximum range of 8,000 nautical miles.
The Global 8000 is the latest flagship business jet from Bombardier. The aircraft is touted to have a maximum range of 8,000 nautical miles. This, therefore, puts it in direct competition with the brand-new Gulfstream G800.
The Global 8000 is capable of carrying up to 19 passengers with a top speed of Mach 0.94, powered by two General Electric Passport engines.
The aircraft belongs to the highly success Global family of aircraft, which can trace its origins back to the Global Express. Deliveries of the Global 8000 are due to begin in 2025.
Why Are Some Price Jets More Expensive Pre-Owned than New?
At the time of writing, there has been a significant increase in private jet demand and many manufacturers are struggling to keep up. Moreover, supply chain issues have also slowed down the speed of production.
Therefore, the fact that some aircraft are selling for more on the pre-owned market versus new from the factory is simply down to supply and demand.
Additionally, the point at which the value dips below the new price is typically when the warranty for the new aircraft runs out. This, therefore, makes it less desirable than a nearly new aircraft.
It simply comes down to buyers wanting an aircraft now, and the newer the aircraft the more desirable it is.