WISAZ13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5550 times:
If you could own any corporate jet, what would it be? I am tron between the Citation X, the GV, and the BBJ. I think, though, I would have to take an original Citation Jet so I could fly it myself (single pilot, I mean). What are your thoughts?
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7839 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5515 times:
I'd personally have to go with the new CJII... it is a little bigger, but has more powerful engines and is much more capable of doing longer flights than the CJI. Any route over 1000nm sees big weight restrictions on the CJI... but not the CJII. Which should be single pilot certified.
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MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8510 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5486 times:
The Piaggio P-180 Avanti can outrun (OK, not always), outclimb, and has a bigger cabin than the CJ1. That would be my choice. The CJ1 does have a better cockpit, though.
For the ultimate, no holds barred, I really like the Global Express' cockpit suite and strikingly sleek lines. But the BBJ has a huge advantage: space. Right now, I really like my own space. So I'd probably get a BBJ.