Private jets provide crucial services for various industries, facilitating efficient global travel, medical assistance, and crisis management. For example, approximately 10% of private jet flights are medical evacuation flights. These aircraft are also essential in industries like sports, art, science, trading, and finance. In response to the growing demand for eco-friendly travel options, we decided to present three green private jets for you to consider when chartering a jet, exploring the eco-friendly attributes and performance of the Dassault Falcon 900LX, the Pilatus PC-12 NGX, and the Gulfstream G700.
Green Jets Specifications
|Aircraft||Range (NM)||Capacity||Fuel Efficiency (GPH)|
|Falcon 900LX||4 750||12||260|
|Pilatus PC-12 NGX||1 765||10||55|
|Gulfstream G700||7 500||19-25||382|
1. The Falcon 900LX: Experience Luxury with a Greener Private Jet Option
The Dassault Falcon 900LX represents an excellent option for luxury jet travellers seeking a more environmentally conscious choice in private jets. Its advanced design and emphasis on eco-friendliness make it a practical and responsible option for private jet travel.
This luxury private jet has an impressive range of up to 4 750 nautical miles (8 800 km). Its long range gives it the ability to fly more directly, saving both time and fuel.
Fuel Efficiency and Advanced Aerodynamics
The Falcon 900LX is a private jet that prioritises eco-friendliness in its design. It is powered by three Honeywell TFE731-60 engines, which are known for their reliability and fuel efficiency. These engines generate more power while using less fuel, resulting in lower emissions and a lower carbon footprint. The Honeywell TFE731-60 engines require less maintenance than other engines, enhancing sustainability and reducing operating costs.
The private aircraft has an average hourly fuel consumption of 260 gallons per hour (GPH) and can carry 12 passengers. The Gulfstream 450, for example, can accommodate the same number of passengers (depending on cabin configurations) and has a fuel consumption of 465 Gallons per Hour (GPH). The 900LX is also even more eco-efficient than the Challenger 605. Its impressive figures are possible due to the efficient engines and advanced aerodynamics, which include its recognizable and effective profiled winglets and streamlined design.
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According to Dassault, their eco-efficient Falcon aircraft, designed through green manufacturing, exhibit superior thrust-to-weight ratios. These planes use 20%-60% less fuel than competitors while providing equivalent agility and performance.
2. The Pilatus PC-12 NGX : A Versatile Green Jet Option
As a Swiss company, we at LunaJets look at this Swiss-made aircraft with particular pride. With that said, it should be mentioned that the Pilatus PC-12 NGX, which was unveiled at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas in 2019, is one of the top green private jets on the market. Its unique performance makes this turboprop an excellent eco-conscious choice.
Turboprop Efficiency for Diverse Applications
This turboprop is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine, delivering performance and fuel efficiency, resulting in reduced emissions and a smaller carbon footprint. It has an average hourly fuel consumption of 55 Gallons per Hour (GPH). The Pilatus aircraft is the best in the turboprops category. It is more efficient than the King Air 350i which has a fuel consumption of approximately 95 gallons of fuel per hour.
The Pilatus PC-12 NGX is an eco-friendly and versatile plane designed for efficiency, performance, and practicality. With a cabin volume of 9.34 m3, it can accommodate up to 10 passengers in optimal comfort. The interior has different configurations, which allow it to transport cargo and carry out different types of missions.
The Pilatus PC-12 NGX is a widely used aircraft for emergency medical flights thanks to its Pilatus PC-12 Medevac Air Ambulance Configuration. It has a maximum range of 1 765 nautical miles (3 269 km). Its long range for its class, off-road capability, and short takeoff/landing distances allow it to fly more direct routes to more destinations, saving time and fuel while reducing emissions. It is suitable for crisis intervention in any location.
3. The Gulfstream G700: Advanced Features for a Greener Private Jet Experience
Innovative Technology for Efficiency
The Gulfstream G700 is a private jet with some impressive green features. It is powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, which are known for their fuel efficiency and low emissions. In addition, the G700 features a lightweight composite structure and advanced aerodynamics, making it a more eco-friendly private jet and allowing it to have an excellent range, of up to 7 500 nautical miles (13 890 km).
The Gulfstream aircraft has a lower average hourly fuel consumption of 382 gallons per hour (GPH), compared to other models like its predecessor the G600, which has an average hourly fuel consumption of 458 gallons per hour (GPH). This is remarkable, given that the G700 is a larger aircraft than the G600.
Sustainable Luxury Travel
The G700 has a higher fuel consumption than the other two eco-friendly private jets in our top 3, but it is a larger aircraft, which can carry more passengers. Its greater range also allows it to make more non-stop flights and therefore save fuel.
It is a very comfortable aircraft, with one of the most spacious cabins in business aviation. The aircraft can transport 19 passengers, with the maximum number of passengers being 25. It is a good example of how luxury private jets can be designed with sustainability in mind, with features that prioritise fuel efficiency and low emissions. The G700 represents a step forward in green aviation.
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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has earned four NBAA Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations.
Revolutionising Private Aviation with Greener Alternatives
As the demand for sustainable travel options increases, green private jets like the Falcon 900LX, Pilatus PC-12 NGX, and Gulfstream G700 are revolutionising the industry. By offering fuel efficiency, low emissions, and eco-friendly designs, these aircraft cater to the needs of environmentally conscious private jet travellers.