Top 5 fastest single-engine private aircraft in the world

These are the quickest single-engined private jets on the market
  • Twin-engine jets are expensive and not always suitable for solo pilots
  • Single-engine private aircraft offer the best way to fly solo
  • There are quite a few options if you want to get a fast single-engine private aircraft today

Published on Apr 23, 2024 at 12:55PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 26, 2024 at 12:49PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
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If you’re planning to reach your destination by air quickly on a budget, you might want to consider the fastest single-engine private aircraft available today.

As you probably know, owning a private jet nowadays can be quite pricey with their twin-engine configurations.

A single-engine private aircraft is the perfect middle ground if you want to get the private flight experience.

OK, it’s still expensive, but not AS expensive.

This is why we have curated a list of the top 5 fastest single-engine private aircraft in the world that you can get today.

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Cirrus SR22T

Firstly, the Cirrus SR22T makes an appearance — a top choice when you talk about private jets.

Cirrus is a leading manufacturer of small-sized planes, including private jets.

Similarly, the SR22T is an upgraded variant of the SR22.

What’s special about it, you ask?

The ‘T’ in SR22T stands for turbocharged, just like a turbocharged car engine in the fastest hypercar.

On top of that, it can seat up to four passengers, making it quite capable of a single-engine aircraft.

The SR22T can pull off a top speed of 213 knots while in the air.

Pilatus PC-12 NGX

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Next up, the Pilatus PC-12 NGX is a third-generation single-engine aircraft of the PC-12 model line.

Its most attractive feature is that the aircraft can land and take off from most terrains and only needs a short runway.

Moreover, it can seat up to 10 passengers, making it a remarkable single-engine plane.

There is also a cargo door to haul luggage — which is a one-of-a-kind offering in this category of planes.

It’s a business-grade aircraft, so the cargo door makes it capable of special industrial missions, including medical and military ones.

The PC-12 NGX can achieve a 290-knot maximum cruise speed while carrying a significant load.

Piper M700 Fury

Further, the Piper M700 Fury is the newest aircraft included in this list — launched in February 2024.

Like some others, Piper is also an old dog in the aircraft industry.

The Brunei-owned manufacturer added the M700 Fury to its Piper M-Class family of planes.

Since it came out only recently, it has exceptional technology features included while being fast.

For instance, the plane has the latest Garmin avionics suite with a HALO Safety System.

Now, it’s not anything like the super-expensive private jet owned by Taylor Swift, but it’s exceptional.

Powered by a Pratt & Whitney engine, it’s certainly one of the fastest single-engine aircraft today.

Piper says that the M700 Fury can achieve a maximum cruise speed of 301 knots.

Cirrus Vision SF50

Moving on, the Cirrus Vision SF50 is a remarkable single-engine aircraft that focuses on safety while being affordable.

This jet can carry up to seven passengers during a flight.

It’s also among the record holders for aircraft with the shortest wingspan, with a miniscule 39 feet.

Imagine how it would look standing next to the world’s largest private jet.

And then, there are the safety features put in by Minnesota-based Cirrus Aircraft.

The Vision SF50 has two unique features — Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and Safety Return.

CAPS will deploy a parachute for you in case the jet stalls or runs into other unexpected issues.

That means that the pilot can land anywhere just by pressing a button in case of emergency.

Tech isn’t its only specialty — it’s fast, too, with a maximum cruise speed of 305 knots.

Epic E1000 GX

Finally, the Epic E1000 GX makes it to the top fastest single-engine private aircraft list.

While it’s a single-engine jet, it’s the fastest and the most capable business-class jet among all of the others.

It has quite a history, too.

The aircraft started as the Epic LT, an American single-engine performance kit plane for private pilots.

However, after several years of work, Epic Aircraft came through and launched the E1000, which was a huge success.

The E1000 GX is the newest version of the E1000 and boasts remarkable capabilities.

Its single 1200-horsepower Pratt & Whitney engine makes it achieve a maximum cruise speed of 333 knots.

Some images used in this story were generated using AI.

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