These new 5 to 6 seat aircraft will be capable of speeds above 380 knots and certified for altitudes in excess of FL410. Further, they are expected to sell for significantly less than competing business jets and are expected to have lower direct operating costs.
- Wake turbulence upset of lighter aircraft when co-mingled with heavier, faster jets
- Explosive decompression at cruise altitudes
- Dramatic traffic growth if VLJs materialize in significant numbers.