Where performance and value are dominant factors for a mission needed, remember this; there’s nothing lightweight about the value and flexibility of the Entry-Level & Light Jets.
As jets get bigger and heavier their runway needs increase, with no appreciable gain in how many people are equipment can fly – and thus we touch upon the key advantages of the Entry-Level & Light jet category – the value and flexibility offered to those who typically fly shorter legs. With the average mission length below 750 miles and the normal maximum-range of Light jets around 1,200 miles, the crew enjoys the option of flying lighter and saving fuel.
The time difference between Entry-Level & Light jets and Large jets to fly typical 750m mission is small (about 10 to 12 minutes, overall) and is not considerably higher for the larger aircraft. Further, beyond these speed-range-payload operational basics, the Light jet crew will have the option of far more airports, often closer, more convenient and less expensive than what’s needed for the medium and Large jets.
Entry-Level & Light Jet Price Guide
The following Entry-Level & Light Jets Retail Price Guide represents current average values published in The Aircraft Bluebook – Price Digest. The study spans a twenty-year period, from 1999 through winter 2018, and covers 34 models. Values reported are in US$m, with each reporting point representing the current average retail value published in the Blueboox by its corresponding calendar year. For example, the Cessna Citation Encore+average value reported in the winter 2018 edition of Blueboox shows $3.7 million for a 2009 model, $3.4 million for a 2008 model and so forth.