Capable of traveling with up to 8 passengers, Midsize Jets are the ideal solution for flights within a 3.5hour range.
Average Seating Capacity: 8
Average Range: 2,300 miles
Average Speed: 502mph
Average Luggage Capacity: 69 cubic feet
The Cessna Model 650 Citation III was designed as a high performance, mid-size long range corporate jet to supplement the much smallerCitation I and II. Development of this very different Citation began in 1978.As it evolved, the III had little in common with the previous Citation models other than the name.
The new design featured a swept supercritical wing optimized for high-speed long-range flight, new Garrett TFE731 turbofans, a Ttail, and anew fuselage. The Citation III has a typical seating configuration for up to 8passengers. The aircraft has a club seating configuration with a three-place divan.
The Cessna Citation Excel, also known as the model 560XL is one of the families of aircraft that formed the basis of the Citation series of business jet aircraft. The Citation XL, which first flew in 1996, merged a combination of features from the Citation X and the Citation V with new Pratt and Whitney engines. The first production Citation Excel was delivered in May1998 and the first upgraded Citation XLS was delivered in July 2004.
In the typical configuration the XLS plus can carry nine passengers and two pilots; the aircraft is not certified for single-pilot operation. The cabin is 5.64m long (19ft), with centre-club seating. The height and width dimensions of the XLS plus cabin are same as the Sovereign.
The Hawker 800XP is one of the most popular and respected mid-size business jets in production. The launch of the Raytheon Hawker 800XP(extended performance) business jet was announced in 1995. The aircraft is inservice both as a business jet and also in special mission versions. The XP features upgraded engine, enhanced aerodynamics, increased weight and system upgrades. In December 2006, Raytheon announced the sale of Raytheon Aircraft toGS Capital Partners.
The new company is called Hawker Beechcraft Inc and the sale was completed in March 2007. A typical cabin layout provides seating for eight passengers with four club seats at the front of the cabin.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, based in Savannah,Georgia, announced the wide-cabin, high-speed G150 business jet in September2002. The G150 is a wide-cabin version of the successful G100 business jet. The first flight was successfully completed in May 2005. The G150 has a long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.75 (895 km/h), flying four passengers non-stop up to5,467km (3,397 miles), equivalent to non-stop New York to Los Angeles, London to Moscow, or Rio de Janeiro to Santiago.
The cabin, with maximum width of 1.45m and height 1.7m, is wider and higher than the G100 and gives stand-up headroom, generous legroom and ample aisle space in a choice of configurations for up to eight passengers.
The Bombadier Aerospace Learjet 45 nine-seat super-light business jet was announced in 1992. The 300th aircraft was delivered in June 2006. Weighing only 35,000lb (15,874kg), the Learjet 45 is equipped with advanced flight software and architecture, such as an engine instrument and crew advisory system (EICAS) and on-board maintenance diagnostics, to minimize pilot and maintenance workloads.
The 6.11m2 passenger cabin seats up to nine passengers in double-club seating. The cabin is fitted with swiveling recliner seats and tables, and a galley with passenger facilities. The door at the port side front of the cabin has integral steps. The 1.4m3 baggage compartment is heated. A Honeywell air conditioning and pressurization system provides environment control.
The Learjet 60 is an improved version of the Learjet 55featuring larger, more powerful engines, a longer fuselage and upgraded avionics. One of the most popular, mid-size business jets of all time, theLearjet 60 has a devoted following of customers. With a typical cabin configuration of seating for 7 passengers, the Learjet 60 has a range of 2,338nautical miles.
The most recent addition to the lineup is the Learjet 60 XR.Launched in 2005, the Lear 60XR received an upgraded cabin, avionics and extended range. This aircraft is ideal for 6 passengers with luggage, and can easily fly Chicago-Las Vegas non-stop.