Aircraft: Convair 880 ‘Lisa Marie’
Purchased by none other than the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley in the year 1975, Convair 800 has since been associated with luxury on wings. This wonderful luxury private jet nicknamed, ‘Lisa Marie’ was refurbished and its interiors were re-designed by a team of highly talented designers who had previously worked on the Air Force One. As per Elvis’s wishes, the Convair 800 was turned into an epitome of flying luxury, where in the seating capacity was reduced to 28 seats and a series of sleeping quarters were installed. Lisa Marie was also given a majestic master bedroom that came with a queen size bed, while the executive bathroom featured faucets made of gold along with a gold washbasin. Lisa Marie was incorporated with a conference room, fully complemented by a videotape system that was hooked to four televisions. Furthermore, to ensure that the aircraft was technologically a marvel of its era, Elvis had the designers install fifty-two speakers. However, when it came to upholstery, Elvis chose the fabrics himself, as well as the audio-visual system.
Aircraft: Bombardier BD-700 Global Express
Price: $40 Million
Co-founder and chairman of Microsoft Corporation, Gates is best known for his unsurpassed genius and philanthropist activities. As the world’s second richest man and a high-profile celebrity, it is no surprise that Mr. Gates has to travel a lot and that too long distance. For his travels, Bill Gates has at his disposal, one of the best luxury private jets in the world, a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express. This magnificent aircraft known as the Global 5000 carries the best of aviation technology and opulent luxury. The BD-700 carries wingspan of 94 feet and has maximum service ceiling of 51,000 feet. However, one of the most astounding facts about the BD-700 is that, the luxury business jet can fly up to 5,000 Nm (9,300 km) nonstop and can achieve a maximum speed of Mach 1, without breaking a sweat. The Bombardier BD-700 Global Express also features cutting edge Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite for enhanced performance and error free navigation.
Aircraft: Cessna 525B CJ3 Citation Jet
Harrison Ford, a name that shot to glory with the immensely successful Indiana Jones series and the Star Wars movie series, is not only a fabulous actor, but is also renowned for his piloting skills. Hence, it is no surprise that, Mr. Ford spends much of his spare time taking to the skies. For his aviation thrills, Harrison Ford has in his ownership a CJ3 Citation Jet, a wonderful luxury light corporate jet that provides the very best of aviation technology, coupled with style and comfort of a private jet. The CJ3 Citation Jet is powered by two Williams International FJ-44-3A turbofan engines and achieves a maximum service ceiling of 45,000 feet. This twin engine private jet has a maximum speed of 481 mph with maximum range of 1875 nautical miles. The interiors of this magnificent aircraft have been provided with plush and comfortable seats, along with enough leg room for taller passengers. The interior has been designed in a six-place center club arrangement and the jet even comes with its very own refreshment center.