If you want to fly privately in a compact but fast, effective and safe manner, nothing beats a small private jet, especially in terms of price. Even though there are a lot of excellent options in the market, today we’ll be taking a look at the smallest private jets in the world, ranked by size in exterior length.
Even though we’ll be diving into 13 aircraft, let’s answer the main question immediately:
What is the smallest private jet in the world?
Currently, the smallest private jet is the Flaris LAR 1, with just 27 feet of exterior length and the capacity to carry a maximum of 4 passengers.
Top 13 Smallest Private Jets in the World
As you can see in the bar chart above, the top 3 smallest private jets in the world are the Flaris LAR 1 (27 ft), the Cirrus Vision Jet (31 ft), and the One Aviation Eclipse 500 (33 ft).
Check out the full article below to learn more about them and the other contenders on our list of the top 13 smallest private jets in the world!
1. Flaris LAR 1 – 27 ft
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The Flaris LAR 1 is the world’s smallest private jet and has a length of 27 ft and it is probably the least known jet in this list, with its development being made in Poland. Its height is also one of the lowest, at only 8 ft tall.
It accommodates 4 passengers and you can actually detach its wings, making it easier to store in a garage, instead of a hangar. You can get the Flaris LAR 1 for about $1.5 million.
2. Cirrus Vision Jet – 31 ft
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The Cirrus Vision Jet has only 31 ft from nose to tail and it is the first private jet to receive the Garmin Autoland system certification, due to its safety standards.
Very light, this jet is a single-engine made of all-carbon fibre, which can travel at around 445 miles per hour, with a 1251 nm maximum range. This aircraft has a starting price of around $2 million.
3. One Aviation Eclipse 500 – 33 ft
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The One Aviation Eclipse 500 is one of the smallest private jets around, with an external length of 33 ft. Even though Eclipse Aviation faced liquidation in 2008, many of its aircraft are still active – you can get this one for about $2.49 million.
This particular model can carry 5 passengers and some say it feels like a flying sports car, with no bathroom at all. It can reach a cruising speed of 425 miles per hour, even though it can only cover 1125 nm.
4. One Aviation Eclipse 700 “Canada” – 35 ft
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The One Aviation Eclipse 700 is the modified version of the model above, and it is a bit longer, with a length of 35 ft. Its upgrades include better speed and range (441 miles per hour and 1400 nautical miles) and it is ideal for 2400 feet long runaways.
Its elegant design makes it a very popular choice among jet owners, with the majority buying their own for $3.6 million.
5. Stratos 716x – 38 ft
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The Stratos 716x is the successor of the 714, and measures around 38 ft. Even though there are companies and aircraft that have been on the market for much longer, the 716x first debuted in 2020, with its testing phase currently in the final stages.
It can reach a maximum cruising speed of 460 miles per hour and can accommodate more than 4 passengers. Its starting price is about $3.5 million, even though Stratos Aircraft has had a few funding issues when it comes to its type certification.
6. Honda HA-420 HondaJet – 42 ft
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The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is 42 ft from end-to-end and it has reached a large variety of “best of” lists, from Aviation Week & Space Technology to Robb Report, and others.
It accommodates 6 passengers, with room for 2 crew members. It takes advantage of its 2 GE Honda HF120 turbofans, which allow it to reach 483 miles per hour. It’s also one of the quietest private jets around and it goes for about $5 million.
7. Embraer Phenom 100EV – 43 ft
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The Embraer Phenom 100EV measures around 43 ft and it is one of the smallest aircraft from the Brazilian producer. It can hold 6 passengers, plus the pilot, and has a maximum range of about 1023 nautical miles, which means it can easily travel between New York and Miami. Lastly, you can get it for around $5 million.
8. Beechcraft Premier IA – 46 ft
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The Beechcraft Premier IA is has a length of about 46 ft, making it a mid-sized private jet, on our list. The first Beechcraft was announced as the world’s largest, fastest and most advanced single-pilot business jet, when it first debuted, in 2001.
Not only does it have a FAA certification, but this private jet can reach an astounding speed of about 526 miles per hour, carrying 5 passengers and a pilot. If you want the 2006 model, you can get it for $1.4 million, but if you’ve got your eyes on the 2012, be ready to spend $2.1 million.
9 . Nextant Aerospace 400xt – 48 ft
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Nextant Aerospace is considered one of the top companies in the aircraft production industry, and the 400xt is a great example of their quality, with a length of only 48 ft. One of the fastest aircraft in the sky, this private jet can reach 462 miles per hour, easily, while accommodating 5 passengers and 2 crew members.
Not only does it have a cabin optimized for space and efficiency, but its ergonomic design and low-noise levels make it a very comfortable choice for frequent flyers.
10. Bombardier Learjet 36A – 49 ft
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The Learjet 36A is the first Bombardier on our list, measuring around 49 ft in terms of external length. It replaced the Learjet 36 in 1976 and ended production in 1994.
It can carry 6 passengers and 2 crew members and it has an astounding maximum range of 2890 nautical miles, making it the smallest private jet with the longest range. Its price tag is about $5 million, even though, due to the fact that there are no new models being produced, you can get a used one for a lower value.
11. Embraer Phenom 300 – 52 ft
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Measuring about 53 ft in terms of external length, the Embraer Phenom 300 is the second Embraer on this list, even though they are quite different.
This private jet can carry up to 9 passengers, has an onboard lavatory and a range of about 1970 nm. It is also one of the most expensive jets on this list, going for about $8.67 million.
12. Cessna Citation CJ4 – 53 ft
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The Cessna Citation CJ4 is one of the longest, among the shortest, sometimes even called the “heavy hitter of light jets”. It measures 53 ft and can carry up to 9 passengers.
Debuted in 2006, it is the seventh of the series, and has a maximum range of 1963 nautical miles. Even though it was temporarily grounded by the FAA (battery issues) it is now on active, and you can get one for about $9.41 million.
13. Bombardier Learjet 45XR – 59 ft
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Last but not least, the Learjet 45XR is the longest private jet on our list, with 59 ft. It has been around since the 90s, even though the XR was only introduced in 2004.
It can make a LA-London flight quite easily, with its Honeywell TFE731-20BR turbo engine. With a maximum range of 1709 nm and a top speed of 535 miles per hour, this private jet can be yours for about $4 million.
Smallest Private Jet Price
As we’ve stated above, the world’s smallest private jet is the Flaris LAR 1, with a price tag of about $1.5 million. The company states that due to special certifications and specifications, they are able to maintain themselves very competitive, especially when it comes to prices.
Smallest Private Jet Cost
The smallest private jet cost is about $417,000 per year – the Flaris LAR 1. We’ve already mentioned the cost of buying a Flaris LAR 1, which is $1.5 million, but what about the cost of owning and maintaining one? Considering you might be doing around 450 annual owner-operated hours, the Flaris LAR 1 has a variable cost of about $278,622 and a fixed one of $138,407, meaning you’re looking at about $417,000 per year, in expenses.
Smallest Private Jet With a Bathroom
The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is the smallest private jet with a bathroom. Even though it only measures 14 ft x 39 ft x 42 ft (height x wing span x length), it has a toilet with seat belts, as well as a sink. This lavatory is placed at the end of the aircraft, just before the luggage cabin.
Smallest Private Jet With a Bedroom
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The Dassault Falcon 900 is the smallest private jet with a bedroom. There are some private jets on this list with enough space to convert one or 2 seats into a more comfortable place, with a bed, for example – the Embraer Phenom 300 is definitely one of them. However, if you’re looking for a separate room with a king-sized bed, the smallest private jet with a bedroom is the Dassault Falcon 900. Measuring about 65 ft from nose to tail, this private jet is a 12-seater made by the French company Dassault Aviation.
Smallest Private Jet That Can Fly to Hawaii
The Bombardier Learjet 36A is the smallest private jet that can fly to Hawaii (about 1738 nautical miles). As you can see, it is the 9th smallest private jet in the world, with 49 ft, meaning the ones placed above don’t really have the engine and specifications to reach a distance that far.
Smallest Private Jet That Can Cross the Atlantic
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The Bombardier Challenger 605 is the smallest private jet that can cross the Atlantic. None of the private jets presented above can cross the Atlantic on one trip, since their range is lower than the 2876 nm required (even though the Learjet 36A has a higher maximum range, it is not enough to have safe travel). However, if you don’t want to make any stops, the Bombardier Challenger 601 is the smallest private jet that can cross the Atlantic, with a maximum range of 3576 nm. It is also only 9 feet longer than our last place aircraft, the Learjet 45XR, meaning you get the distance and the size.
Smallest Private Jet With Longest Range
The Bombardier Learjet 36A is the smallest private jet with the longest range, i.e., the aircraft with the better ratio between size and maximum range. This 49 ft aircraft can fly for about 2868 nm, and can go as long as 2890 nm with light cargo. This means you can have 4 people comfortably seated on a USA coast-to-coast trip, cruising at a maximum speed of 542 miles per hour.
Great Private Jets do Come in Small Packages
As you can see, you don’t need a large private jet to have a fast, safe and luxurious travel experience. Some of these aircraft are big enough to accommodate your family and friends, so you can take them on a surprise vacation to your favorite destination or even fly across the Atlantic with your team for a business meeting. What’s your favorite?