The World’s Smallest Business Jets

The only Federal Aviation Administration–certified single-engine jet, the Cirrus Vision  Jet entered service at the end of 2016, a decade after it was announced. In 2017, it won the Robert J. Collier Trophy as that year’s “greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.” The Vision Jet is just under 31 feet long, making it at least 10 feet shorter than any other business jet in service. Its wingspan is 38 feet 8 inches, and it stands just under 11 feet tall. The aircraft has a maximum cruising speed of 345 mph and can fly nonstop for nearly 1,440 miles when traveling at 276 mph.

The prototype Stratos 714, which made its first flight in 2016, is only 35 feet 10 inches long, but the version that may eventually go into service will be slightly longer. In May, Stratos Aircraft—which is based in Redmond, Ore., and has been developing the 714 since at least 2008—announced that it was going to make the aircraft’s cabin roomier by adding 31 inches to the length of the fuselage. It also plans to rename the plane. In its current form, according to the company, the 714 has a maximum cruising speed of 460 mph and a maximum range of 1,726 miles. Its operating ceiling is 41,000 feet.

The EA700, the twin-engine, six-seat jet being developed by New Mexico–based One Aviation, retains the nearly 42-foot-long fuselage of the company’s previous model, the Eclipse 550, but it includes an extra 4 feet of wingspan. According to the company, the EA700 will have a range of 1,611 miles and a maximum cruising speed of 441 mph. It will be able to take off from 2,400 feet of runway and land on 2,880 feet. At its tallest point, the cabin will be 4 feet 2 inches, and at its widest point it will be 4 feet 8 inches.

The Phenom 100EV, Embraer’s popular entry-level business jet, is just over 42 feet long and has a wingspan of 40 feet 4 inches. In its standard configuration, the cabin holds six occupants, including the pilot. The aircraft has a range of 1,178 miles, which covers the distance between New York and Miami. Its high cruising speed is 466 mph, and it can operate at an altitude of 41,000 feet.

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