Time to show you some of the top private jets of celebrities. Everybody knows rich people are linked with this comfortable and fast transport. They have no patience to queue for too long, so they “fly away” from the crowd with these luxurious jets.
U2 360/BlueLine MD-83 F-GMLK
U2 singer Bono Voxx hired Airbus A310s from Blue Line company. From 2009 to 2011, he customized the tail, writing “U2 360” on it.
Ruppert Murdoch’s Gulfstream 550 is the very best versatie and stylish ultra-long-range jet for business. Efficency and power provides a fast flying, but also comfort and style in the cabins. The 18 passengers’ jet has a cockpit equipped with state-of-the-art technology and it was introduced in 2009, costing $42.9 millions.
Michael Dell, the owner of the famous computer brand Dell, has a $14.6 billions’ Gulfstream 500. Gulfstream V, as it’s known, was the first contender in the ultra-long-range private jet category. You may fly anywhere in the world with this nonstop airplane, among a maximum of 15 passagers. Although, it can be configured to hold more than those and can be customized according to the customer’s specifications. With the power of two BMW/Rolls-Royce BR710-48 engines, we can confirm Gulfstream V is one of the very best privet jets.
Chelsea’s FC Roman Abramovich flies in his Boeing 767-33A/ER, also known as Bandit. It was the Russian millionaire who customed the plane originally commissioned for Hawaiin Airlines. Curiously, it is reported to contain… an anti-missile system. Its interior is outfitted with chestnut and decorated with gold, even it looks to much simple outside. The 30-seat dining room on board turn it into a perfect meeting place.
Warren Buffett’s Gulfstream IV SP can take 16 persons on its luxurious leather seats. Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine powers it, making it capable of reaching 13,580 lbf of thrust. Gulfstream IV SP has cruising speed of 528 MPH and can travel 4,860 miles non stop at maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.
Bombardier Global Express Jet
Canadian Celine Dion has a modest Bombardier Global Express Jet that matches with her expectations. Luxurious cabins and air ambulance requirements make this long-travelling jet perfect for celebs who like to fly in style, like Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg who owns it too. Just 10 seate passengers on board can fly 6170 nautical miles at the speed of 564 mph, without refueling.
Global Express BD700
A high speed long-travelling jet fits on Amancio Ortega and that’s why he bought the Global Express, who don’t even need to refuel it. On board, a flight crew of two plus one or two flight attendants, with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 18 passengers, who can enjoy being in a galley, crew rest station, work stations, a conference/lounge/dining area, a stateroom with a fold out bed, toilet, shower and wardrobe. Maximum speed? 950 km/h.
Bombardier Global Express
Steven Spielbergs’ jet is powered by 2 × Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofans, 14,750 lbf (65.5 kN) each, its average speed is 564 mph/ 907 km/h. The 6170 nautical miles range is enough to fly from Los Angeles to Kyoto or Amsterdam without refueling. The small jet can hold anywhere from 8-19 passengers with 2-4 crew members.
Boeing 767-200 of “Googlers” Larry Page and Sergy Brin, the two co-founders of Google, is called “Google Jet”. It costed $15 millions, when they bought it in September, 2005. The owners are strictly private about their private jet and it’s impossible to detail many features of it, especially of its interior. The plane has been retrofitted and is jetting Google executives all around the world, at a maximum of 50 seated.
Powered by enhanced Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, Oleg’s jet is know by its modern technologies. His fastness can reach up to Mach .88 and it is able to fly 6750 nautical miles with just a refueling. It’s the first heavy business aircraft to do so.