# What is the lightest jetliner out there?

What is the lightest commercial jetliner out there? I was thinking of something like a Embraer E170.

• Does "commercial jetliner" mean a turbojet or turbofan aircraft in current use for scheduled passenger flights? Jun 1, 2019 at 22:12
• @Pondlife: Is there something else it would mean? Jun 1, 2019 at 23:30
• @Sean I don't know, hence the question :-) Especially if you don't know much about aviation, a "jet" could be almost anything. I once saw an article in Indian English that referred to a pilot "hovering" over Delhi in "a jet". She was actually flying a C150. Jun 1, 2019 at 23:36
• The smallest jet used in scheduled airline service that I am aware of is the Beechjet, but the service was stopped sometime last year, I believe. Jun 4, 2019 at 2:18
• Remember that even very small aircraft can be, and are, used for commercial flights. One example would be the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, used on the shortest commercial flight in the world between the Scottish Islands of Westray and Papa Westray, a distance of 2.7 km. Dec 31, 2020 at 18:16

• Dornier made a 328 turboprop, then the jet version, shame they could not get a bit more thrust into it, not enough \$ per flight with only 35 passengers. Just not as efficient as a larger aircraft, but I would look into more modern fans. Jun 2, 2019 at 17:43