When you’re a billionaire you simply cannot feel comfortable flying on a commercial plane with other fellow wealthy people. You need your own aircraft, with private services and stuff. At least that’s what we’ve heard. Here are some Indian billionaires and their private jets.
When talking about Indian billionaires, there is one name that is definitely going to pop up in you mind: Mukesh Ambani, the man who owns the incredibly expensive Antilia home. Of course, he must have a private plane too. Or at least one! The Indian mogul has got a Boeing Business Jet 2, a 1,004 sq. ft. plane worth $73 million, with a private bedroom suite and state-of-the-art amenities. His list of personal aircrafts also includes a Falcon 900EX jet and a custom-fitted Airbus 319.
The chairman of the successful Punj Lloyd Group is the owner of a lushly appointed Gulfstream IV that has been updated to his taste. The aircraft is large enough to fit a deluxe living room, two beds, and a shower.
What do Anil Ambani, Bill Clinton and Steven Spielberg have in common? Global Express jets developed by Bombardier Aerospace. Ambani’s flying toy boasts a vibration and noise control system which allows meetings to be held in a quiet environment, regardless of the jet’s speed. Anil Ambani also owns a Falcon 7X and a Falcon 2000.
The owner of Kingfisher Airlines must have a private jet. Oh, no wait. Four private jets! An Airbus A319 ACJ, a Boeing 727, a Hawker and a Gulfstream. The A319 is simply mind-blowing, as it has been completely retrofitted. The wealthy Indian paid $40 million for it.
You probably remember his name from another article of ours, where we told you about his extremely expensive purchase in Scotland . Mittal owns a Gulfstream G550 that can fly with up to 675 mph and can hold eight passengers. This jet is a pleasure to fly for any pilot, thanks to its leading-edge technologies.
Gautam Singhania is the Chairman of Raymond Group, and he is famous for his passion for expensive ‘toys’ like supercars, luxury yachts and aircrafts. He owns a Challenger business jet and a helicopter. The luxurious interior of the Challenger was designed by Eric Roth.
KP Singh is the Chairman and CEO of DLF Limited, India’s biggest real estate developer. The man owns a Gulfstream IV, the better sibling of Gulfstream II and III. The jet boasts Rolls-Royce Tay turbofans and a reduced fuel consumption. Noise pollution is also significantly lowered in this aircraft that can hold up to 14 passengers.