Falcon 900 vs. Gulfstream G4

Private Jet Comparison: Falcon 900 vs. Gulfstream G4

By Jetson

Updated June 20, 2023

Reviewed by Fahd Khan

Fact Checked By Ricky Gomulka

  One of the advantages of booking a JetLevel private jet charter is that you don’t just choose your destination, you can also choose your aircraft. How large an aircraft you need will depend on your destination and the number of people you’re traveling with. Heavy jets like the Falcon 900 or the Gulfstream G4 are excellent choices for long-distance travel or for large groups. But which should you choose? We’ll compare these two jets here so that you can make a more informed decision when you book your next jet charter.   New to JetLevel Aviation? Signup for our daily newsletter.

Falcon 900

The Falcon 900 is a trijet aircraft manufactured by the French company Dassault Aviation. This series of heavy jets is designed by Dassault to be bigger, faster, and capable of flying longer distances than previous Falcon series jets. With a Falcon 900, you can fly more than 3,000 miles without having to stop for more fuel. That could be as far as from Chicago all the way to London.

Benefits of the Falcon 900

The Falcon 900 has been specially engineered for aerodynamics, meaning that it’s designed to be as light as possible for its size and class but without making any sacrifices to the comfort and luxury that passengers would expect. The cabin is 6.2 feet tall so it’s comfortable for passengers to get up and move around in flight.    This aircraft is also ideal for those who need to work en route to their destination. The Falcon 900 offers in-flight Wi-Fi, a satellite phone, and spacious, dedicated work areas. Business travelers won’t need to worry about missing deadlines and can maximize their travel time by utilizing these features.

Gulfstream G4

The Gulfstream G4 is a series of heavy jet by American company Gulfstream Aerospace that relies on twin Rolls Royce jet engines for better fuel efficiency than other aircraft in its class. These efficient engines also create less noise than other engines, meaning that the flight can be more comfortable no matter why you’re flying.

Benefits of the Gulfstream G4

The Gulfstream G4 is highly customizable. There are three distinct sections of the cabin that can be rearranged however you like. This means that this aircraft is suitable for a wide range of needs. Business travelers can create distinct office spaces where they can use the satellite communications system and Wi-Fi to conduct business. Other areas can be dedicated to socializing and eating, or even sleeping, depending on the why and how far you’re flying.   The Gulfstream G4 also has an extremely long range. You can fly for more than 8 hours without needing to stop to refuel, which gives travelers more versatility in where they can fly. Intercontinental trips are within easy reach for either vacation or business.

How to Choose Between the Falcon 900 and Gulfstream G4

Before you book your JetLevel private jet charter, you’ll need to decide what kind of aircraft you want to request. But how do you know which is best for your needs? The Falcon 900 and Gulfstream G4 are both excellent options that can ensure a comfortable and luxurious flight. When you make your decision, keep these factors in mind.

Number of Passengers

How many people you’re traveling with may make your choice for you. The Falcon 900 can seat 12, for example, while the Gulfstream G4 can seat up to 16. If you have more people in your group than the Falcon 900 can sit, then you’ll need to charter the larger jet.

Your Destination

How far you’re traveling also has an impact on which jet you should choose. Both the Falcon 900 and the Gulfstream G4 can travel intercontinentally without stopping for fuel, but the maximum range of the Gulfstream (4,166 nautical miles) is greater than that of the Falcon (3,970 nautical miles). This difference in maximum range may make a difference if you’re traveling a long distance.

The Purpose of the Trip

Why you’re traveling should also play a role in your decision. Both the Gulfstream G4 and the Falcon 900 have everything you’d need to work on board the aircraft should you need to, such as Wi-Fi and satellite phone access. The Falcon 900’s workspaces may suit your work needs perfectly. However, whether you’re traveling for work or for a holiday, the Gulfstream G4’s configurable three rooms in the cabin may give you more flexibility.

Peace of Mind

One of the reasons people choose to fly privately is for safety purposes. If this concern is at the top of your list, then you may want to consider the Falcon 900 over the Gulfstream G4. Both are incredibly safe aircraft, but some may prefer the peace of mind of knowing that the Falcon 900 has a third engine should the unexpected occur.


There are benefits to both the Falcon 900 and the Gulfstream G4. Why and where you’re traveling will influence your decision, but there are other factors that you should consider as well, such as your own peace of mind and how many passengers you’ll have with you. Either one of these heavy jets can be an excellent choice for your next jet charter and while it can be a tough decision, these considerations can help you to determine which is better suited for your needs.   See also: Is Flying Private Safer Than Flying Commercial?   Book Your Private Jet Charter on the Aircraft of Your Choice