Private jet bathrooms – what to expect

The bathroom facilities available on a private jet are a source of great interest. And this can sometimes be the deal-maker when it comes to which aircraft to choose, both for aircraft buyers and those looking for private jet charter.

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The bathroom onboard a Lineage 1000E. Image: Embraer

Most of our clients are keen to understand the detail of what facilities they can expect and this can vary greatly, from aircraft to aircraft. From more basic toilet facilities on the smallest light aircraft, to multiple bathrooms and luxury-appointed ensuite shower rooms on long range jets and airliner conversions.

Client requirements also vary greatly, particularly depending on the duration of the flight. So we match our clients up with the best option for them.

Small jet bathrooms

Most small jets, such as the Embraer Phenom 100, Nextant 400XTi, Citation M2 or Hondajet, have a private enclosed lavatory onboard, and this is usually at the aft (rear) of the aircraft cabin.

Hondajet bathroom lavatory

Most small jets have a compact private lavatory onboard. Image: Hondajet

The bathroom is separated from the cabin with a hardwood swinging door, hardwood bi-fold doors, sliding pocket doors that meet to create a solid door, or sometimes a hard-plastic accordion door.

Typically amenities include a flushable toilet and basin with mirror, as well as storage. It may well be compact, but for the flights of 1-2 hours duration that small jets are capable of, these are well-designed and functional spaces.

Nextant 400XTi bathroom

The Nextant 400XTi has an aft lavatory with toilet, vanity basin and sliding pocket doors.

At the most basic end of the spectrum, some older models including Cessna’s Citation Mustang, have an ’emergency’ toilet facility, located between the cockpit and the passenger cabin. This does not have a solid door and just comes with a removable privacy curtain.

Bathrooms on midsize & super-midsize jets

Further up the size spectrum, the bathroom facilities become a little more spacious – to cater for larger groups of passengers, and longer flights of up to 4 – 5 hours that midsize aircraft are capable of.

The bathroom in the Citation XLS+ is also a dressing room.

The 8-seater Citation XLS+ is a popular midsize private jet aircraft and provides passengers with a private aft lavatory. Compared to small jets, there’s a little more space to move around, allowing the bathroom to also be used as a private dressing area.

Long range jet bathrooms

For longer flights of up to 9 – 12 hours, long range jets will offer additional space and facilities in the bathroom for passengers.

Embraer’s Legacy 600 is a long range jet, seating up to 13 passengers. Its aft bathroom is well-appointed and it offers a great space for passengers to change and freshen up, with stylish fixtures, lighting, mirror and storage.

Legacy bathroom with view of cabin

The Legacy 600 offers a spacious and well-designed bathroom at the rear of the cabin.

At the top end of this aircraft category are the Bombardier Global range, Dassault’s Falcon 8X and Gulfstream’s G650 and G650ER. And as these ultra long range jets capable of flights over 12 hours, their bathroom facilities are impressive.

The Gulfstream G650 has a spacious bathroom. Image: Gulfstream

The Gulfstream G650 has a spacious bathroom. Image: Gulfstream

These type of aircraft offer very stylish and well-appointed bathrooms with toilet, basin, natural light and extra closet space. And in the case of the Global 7500, can even be fitted with a shower.

The spacious bathroom on a Global 7500. Image: Bombardier

The spacious bathroom on a Global 7500, which can be fitted with a shower. Image: Bombardier

VIP airliners

When it comes to the highly-customisable spaces on a converted airliner, the sky’s the limit. And that also applies to the bathrooms (most will have more than one).

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VIP airliners like this ACJ have showers in their bathrooms. Image: Airbus

The luxury large cabin BBJ (Boeing Business Jet), ACJ (Airbus Corporate Jet) and Embraer’s Lineage 1000E are airliners that have been converted to large cabin jets. So there’s plenty of space to work with.

Cabin configurations can vary and some private owners include up to five bathrooms, with spa facilities and even a Turkish bath. But more often there is a toilet and shower available mid-cabin and, for more privacy, another ensuite shower room attached to the VIP bedroom in the aft section of the aircraft.

Our expert Flight Team are available 24/7 to talk through the bathroom or other cabin amenties on different private jets you may be considering. Contact us or call 020 7100 6960.