>> Imagine a jet that resembles a flying yacht. That's one request aircraft makers have received from ultra wealthy buyers. Private and business jet manufacturer Embraer, heated that call for their flagship model the Lineage 100E seen here. A different version showcases Japanese motifs, complete with a sushi table. Embraer is not alone, new luxury jets are now much larger with longer ranges.
Meaning they can travel at higher speeds, and go longer without having to stop for fuel. Bedrooms are popular on Bombardier's long range, global 7000 jet, which lists for almost $73 million, and is sold out until 2021. But industry experts say the luxury jet industry has more sellers than buyers.
With many used corporate jets on the market since the financial crash. Reuters correspondent Allison Lampert was in Las Vegas for the business aviation industry's largest annual gathering.>> Right now the luxury market is quite soft for jets, especially in the pre-owned market. While there are a few top sellers, such as Lombardier's 7000, and Arrival model by Gulfstream.
A lot of owners of, or buyers of these high end jets are concerned about resale value, because the pre-owned market is quite saturated with inventory, and prices have remained flat.>> In an effort to make their planes easier to resell, Embraer offers interchangeable seats and armrest. And though some prefer simplicity of design with a more neutral color scheme, other ultra-rich buyers who are unconcerned with resale just want what they want, like a three-foot long window.
But a request for an onboard holographic technology is one desire Embraer says it cannot fulfill.