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What celebrities have their own private jet?

What celebrities have their own private jet?

Ever wondered what celebrities own a private jet?

Look out Forbes and AFR, here’s Airly’s submission of JetList – the top 10 celebrities who own their own private jet.

What celebrities have their own private jet?

Airly’s inaugural JetList

The JetList ranks private jets owned by celebs ordered by price at the time of purchase.

10. Tom Cruise – Gulfstream GIV ($36m)

Tom Cruise private jet

We like this entry for the fact it’s a little old school. Mr Cruise’s 1998 Gulfstream is still a beautiful jet in its own right. Combined with his classic P-51 Mustang you can tell Maverick loves the nostalgia of aviation.

9. Jay Z – Challenger 850 ($40m)

Jay Z private jet

Beyonce reportedly paid $40m USD in 2012 for the Challenger as a Father’s Day present. What a present!

The 850 is the largest of the Challenger range, seating up to 19 passengers with some of the seats converting to beds for longer flights. The jet also features two bathrooms in the cabin.

8. Jackie Chan – Embraer Legacy 650 & 500 ($50m)

Jackie Chan Private Jet

It’s no secret that Jackie Chan is an avid Embraer fan. He purchased his Legacy 650 for $30m USD in 2012. In 2016, Chan added a brand new Legacy 500 to take care of shorter trips for $20m USD.

We’re yet to see Jackie buy into the new Embraer Praetor range, so watch this space.

7. Jim Carrey – Gulfstream V ($59m)

One of the greatest comedians is the proud owner of this Gulfstream V purchased for $59m USD.

Carrey makes his 1998 jet available for rent when he’s not using it, for around $8,000 an hour.

6. Oprah Winfrey – Gulfstream 650 ($70m)

Oprah Winfrey Private Jet

Ms Winfrey joins other celebrities who have upgraded their jets to the latest and greatest.

Oprah’s previous aircraft was a Bombardier Global Express XRS, showing no loyalty towards her jet manufacturer.

5. Kylie Jenner – Bombardier Global 7500 ($72m)

Kylie Jenner Private Jet

This is a perfect ‘top-shelf’ purchase in the Global 7500. The pink-branded jet is capable of flying 14,260km non-stop.

Reaching a three-comma status via her makeup brand, ‘Sky Ky’ was just one of Ms Jenner’s big ticket items during a spending spree in 2020.

4. Donald Trump – Boeing 757 ($100m)

Donald Trump Private Jet

Purchased from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2011 the ‘T-bird’ has become an iconic jet in the sky’s.

Normally a jet liner, the Boeing 757 was refurbished to accommodate 43 passengers with bathrooms featuring 24 carat gold fixtures!

Having spent the last 4 years on Air Force One we’re not quite sure where Mr Trump sits following reports of him flying on a Citation X ($4m USD) in recent weeks.

3. Bill Gates – Gulfstream 650ER x 2 ($140m)

As we researched on our JetList, we were surprised to see the Microsfoft founder owns a single Global Express ($40m).

However, after further digging, we learned that Mr Gates and his foundation also own 2 x Gulfstream 650ER private jets, valued at $70m USD each. The Bill & Melinder Gates Foundation also owns 2 x Challenger 350’s via NetJets, and other smaller aircraft.

2. Mark Cuban – Various ($280m+)

The popular internet billionaire broke records in 1999 paying $40m USD for his Gulfstream V. It was the largest internet transaction at the time!

Since then Cuban has also added two Boeing Business Jets to his hangar. One of which is used by his NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, and the other his Boeing 767 which he also makes available to charter.

1. John Travolta – Various

Taking our inaugural number one place is John Travolta and his fleet of jets. When you can land your jet in the backyard and park it out the front of your mansion, it’s hard to not give him top billing.

It’s difficult to get a combined value of his fleet. With a vintage Boeing 707, Challenger 601 and EA500 being just 3 of his 6-11 aircraft.

He’s clearly quite the collector.

Falcon 2000LX in Sydney

Falcon 2000LX lands at Sydney

Dassault Aviation’s philosophy behind their successful Falcon range is simple – to enable business aviation. In this article we take a look at the Falcon 2000LX.

Falcon 2000LX in Sydney

That is, Dassault’s vision is to help others realise the benefits of business aviation, such as corporate development and growth, as well as traveling flexibility.  Having delivered over 2,500 Falcons, Dassault have been a market leader in the wide cabin, long range aircraft segment for over 50 years.  Additionally, through Dassault Aviation’s Defense business, the Falcon jet range benefit from the advanced technological innovations developed for combat aircraft, including cockpit systems, digital flight control systems, head-up displays, flight qualities, and aerodynamics.

History of the Falcon 2000

The Falcon 2000, certified in 1994, introduced several features that progressed the private jet beyond its tri-engined predecessor, the Falcon 900, and set the Falcon family on its successful trajectory to an industry leading marque.  A decade later and the Falcon 2000LX improved on the 2000’s features through modified wings and blended winglets, improving climb performance and range.

Falcon 2000LX touches down in Sydney

Last week, a newly Australian-registered Falcon 2000LX landed at Sydney Airport.  From a comfort perspective the LX’s 6.1 ft tall, 7.7 ft wide, and 26.3 ft long cabin is spacious, light, and well-appointed for its extended range capability.  Although the aircraft is designed to hold up to 19 passengers, the newly arrived one is luxuriously configured for eight passengers with the cabin arranged in two distinct areas of a forward double club arrangement, and the rear with four-person conference table plus a two-person lounge available once the seat belt sign is extinguished.  Two of the forward area seats can fold down, allowing comfortable lie-flat napping.  The windows are large, filling the cabin with natural light, and the forward seating area offers in-seat audio-visual facilities.  A comprehensive galley, stand-up lavatory, and 134 cubic feet of accessible baggage space round out the long-range comforts of the Falcon 2000LX.   

Falcon private jet cabin
Falcon 2000LX forward cabin

From a performance perspective the sharp looking winglets make an incredible difference over the standard 2000.  Although the LX has the same airfoil and wingspan of the Falcon EX, the winglets increase the LX’s range by 200 nautical miles to over 4,000 nautical miles with eight passengers.  From Sydney Airport, this range grants access to destinations from New Zealand across to much of South East Asia.  The winglets also help the jet climb to FL410 in just 18 minutes, powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW308C engines that provide slightly more thrust and performance than the 2000, and provide the jet with a cruise speed of 482 knots at 39,000 feet.

The rear cabin
Rear club configuration

A pilot’s delight

The elegant and modern dual-crew cockpit employs the functional and simple Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 fully-integrated avionics suite, centred around the Honeywell EASy Avionics panel, and four large flat panel display screens. The aircraft comes standard with an Allied Signal Flight Management System, Collins Doppler weather radar, and a dual channel Integrated Avionics Processor System.  

The Flight Deck

The Falcon 2000LX embodies the benefits of business aviation through its understated performance, and inherent flexibility.  But perhaps most notably, it exemplifies Marcel Dassault’s famous quote, “for an aircraft to fly well, it must be beautiful.”

And now, it is available to Airly members and charter clients.