Cruising speed: 510 km/h Maximum range: 1800 km Passengers: 11-20 pax Crew: 3-4 pax
The Yak-40 was the first jet powered airliner in its class in service in large numbers anywhere in the world, preceding the ERJ-135 and 328JET by three decades.
A S Yakovlev (after whom the design bureau is named) led the Yak-40 design team, and the program's existence was revealed on October 21, 1966, when the first prototype made its maiden flight. The type went into production in 1967 and entered service with Aeroflot in September 1968. Production continued until 1978, with 1011 built by the Saratov aircraft factory, of which 125 aircraft were exported to 18 countries.
Apart from airliner use, a number are in service as corporate or government transports with a VIP interior.
Cruising speed: 851 km/h Maximum range: 6371 km Passengers: 18 pax Crew: 2 pax
The Challenger 601 addressed the original CL-600 Challenger's weight problems and replaced the troubled ALF-502 turbofans, creating a highly successful full size corporate jet.
Troubles with the Avco Lycoming powered Challenger 600 led Canadair (now a division of Bombardier) to develop a vastly improved variant in the form of the General Electric CF-34 powered Challenger 601. Another important change was the addition of winglets, which are also offered as a retrofit to earlier aircraft. The 601 first flew on April 10, 1982 and for a time was offered alongside the 600. The 600 was dropped from the model line in 1983.
Cruising speed: 850 km/h Maximum range: 6600 km Passengers: 10-18 pax Crew: 3 pax
The Challenger 604 addressed the original CL-600 Challenger's weight problems and replaced the troubled ALF-502 turbofans, creating a highly successful full size corporate jet.
Further improvements to the basic design led to the Challenger 604. Improvements include an advanced Collins ProLine IV EFIS avionics system with colour displays, higher weights, CF-34-3B turbofans and increased fuel tankage. Many other minor changes were incorporated based on Bombardier's experience with the Canadair Regional Jet. First flight with CF-34-3A engines was in September 1994, first flight with the CF-34-3B engines was on March 17, 1995, with Transport Canada certification granted that September. First delivery was in January 1996.
Cruising speed: 850 km/h Maximum range: 7404 km Passengers: 14 pax Crew: 2-3 pax
Falcon 900 B is a long distance executive jet, designed by Dassault Aviation. In the world aircraft fleet of business aviation Falcon 900 has approved itself as an ultrareliable (due to three jet engines) and extra comfortable. The dimensions of the spacious passenger cabin are: 2,34x1,88x10,11 meters (width x height x length).
This business jet can perform transcontinental flights and transport up to 14 passengers. That is why the governments of France, Nigeria, Malaysia, Spain and Australia have acquired Falcon 900 for transportations of high-ranking officials.
Cruising speed: 900 km/h Maximum range: 4200 km Passengers: 12-19 pax Crew: 2 pax
The Falcon 900 intercontinental range trijet is a substantially revised development of the Falcon 50.
While of similar overall configuration to the Falcon 50, the Falcon 900 intoduced an all new wider and longer fuselage which can seat three passengers abreast. The main commonality with the Falcon 50 is the wing, which despite being designed for a considerably lighter aircraft, was adapted almost directly unchanged. In designing the Falcon 900 Dassault made use of computer aided modelling, while the aircraft's structure incorporates a degree of composite materials.
Cruising speed: 880-911 km/h Maximum range: 5778 km Passengers: 10-19 pax Crew: 2 pax
The Falcon 2000 is the latest member of the Falcon business jet line, and is a transcontinental range, slightly smaller development of the Falcon 900 trijet. The Falcon 2000 shares the 900's wing and forward fuselage, but there are a number of design changes.
Dassault announced it was developing the Falcon 2000, then known as the Falcon X, in June 1989. First flight occurred on March 4, 1993 and certification was awarded in November 1994. The first customer delivery occurred in March 1995.
Cruising speed: 850 km/h Maximum range: 7815 km Passengers: 14-19 pax Crew: 2 pax
The Gulfstream IV is a significantly improved, larger, longer ranging and advanced development of the earlier II and III.
Design work on the IV began in early 1983, with the first of four production prototypes making the type's first flight on September 19, 1985. FAA certification was awarded on April 22, 1987. The improved Gulfstream IV-SP (SP = Special Performance), with higher payload and landing weights and improved payload range performance, replaced the IV from September 1992.