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Midsized Corporate Jets To Hawaii?  
User currently offlineUS A333 PIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

A friend of mine is looking to buy a midsized corporate jet for his business. Currently he is considering the Citation Excel, the Learjet 60 and 45, and the older Citation VII and III's. The problem, however, is that he wants a plane that can take him safely nonstop to and from Hawaii from the west coast (2000+nm) as he doesnt' want to pay the money for a larger longer ranged jet (Citation X, Challenger, Falcon, Hawker, Gulfstream, etc...). I've read that the ranges on the first set of aircraft I've listed are about 2000nm. So what I'm trying to ask is are there any midsized or even smaller business jets that have the range to go safely from San Francisco to Honolulu? Can the Lear 60's or 45's or Citation VII/III/Excels do it? I'd appreciate any info on this problem. Thanks a lot.

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User currently offlineCargyvr From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Try the Citation X.

User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Citation Xs are way too expensive. We fly our Astra SPs and SPX from KLMT to PHNL with no problems whatsoever. Plenty of range and very good speed. The Astras are definitely the "most bang for the buck". E-mail me directly if you have any questions: jetguy@cdsnet.net


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Oh, by the way, the Astra will also make PDX (Portland, Oregon) to EGLF (Farnborough - London, England) easily with just one fuel stop.

User currently offlineChopper From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 1174 times:

I would say the gulf stream. or boeing business

User currently offlineChopper From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

The CITTATION Has around 3200 nm endurance.ever thought of net jet? they might help out imjust a private pilot

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4224 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

I too have heard alot of good things about the Avro. The Lear 45 can make it to Hawaii cant it, too? Maybe there is a way to get some extended range tanks. You would have to drop your payload..but you would be able to get out there nonetheless.


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User currently offlineCitation501sp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Jetguy has it, In the midsize class the Astra is about as good as it gets for range, and speed and its cheap to operate. About $800.00 per hour. The company I work for is looking at getting an Astra SPX, it might not be the prettiest airplane but it will outrange just about anyone else out there in the mid-size class.


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User currently offlineBeech_bum From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

Take a walk inside/outside one of the FBO's on the South Ramp of HNL or OGG and you will see just about every Business jet in the sky parked there. Ask around etc..
Have you guys thought about a fractional ownership? Like Flex jet, Raytheon or Bombardier's programs? You can use the smaller jets, even a king air on short trips stateside then grab one of the bad boys for the trips over water. Always a new bird and no ownership hassles.


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Fractionals might be useful, but only to a point. If he's going to fly more than about 250 hours per year it will be cheaper to own his own.

User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Flexjet is Bombardier's fractional program.


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