Learjet 70

Price: $11.5 million

Available: Late 2013 (estimated)

Range: 2,060 nautical miles

Learjet used to be the Xerox of private aviation, its name synonymous with the entire notion of airborne wealth. The brand (part of Bombardier) isn't exactly failing, but models like the upcoming Learjet 70 could help win back some territory. It can reach a smooth-sailing max altitude of 45,000 feet, and its range of 2,060 nautical miles is practically transcontinental. Along with a lower weight than the model it's replacing (by some 200 pounds), the new eight-seater will be one of the first aircraft to feature Garmin's latest cockpit layout – the top-end G5000, with its array of 14- and 5.7-inch touchscreen panels. [businessaircraft.bombardier.com]