Taylor Swift quietly downsizes to one private jet

A composite image of Taylor Swift and a private jet.
Taylor Swift appears to have sold one of her private jets (Swift's plane is not pictured).Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy and Images Group via Getty Images
  • One of Taylor Swift's private jets transferred ownership last month.

  • Up until recently, the singer had two personal planes.

  • Swift has faced backlash for her private-jet usage in the past.

Taylor Swift is down to one private jet.

The singer parted ways with her Dassault Falcon 900 on January 30, according to the Federal Aviation Authority's website.

The jet had previously been listed under SATA LLC, a company with the same address as Taylor Swift Productions in Nashville, according to Tennessee Secretary of State documents. Swift's holding company acquired the Dassault Falcon 900 in 2009, per FAA data.

The jet is now registered to a company based in Missouri that was incorporated in 2006. A representative from the company didn't respond to a request for comment from Business Insider ahead of publication.

It's unclear what the terms of the deal were. A brand new Dassault 900 has a list price of $44 million, according to Business Jet Traveler.

Up until January, the pop star had two private jets: the Dassault 900 and a Dassault 7X. The Dassault 7X is still registered to Island Jet Inc., a holding company listed under the same address as Taylor Swift Productions.

The Dassault 900 jet can carry up to 12 passengers. The Dassault 7X, by comparison, has a slightly larger cabin, carrying up to 16 passengers, and is designed for longer flights.

The last flight on the Dassault 900 recorded by the jet-tracking site JetSpy was on January 30, when the aircraft flew from Illinois to St. Louis. The last time her 7X plane was recorded flying was on January 28 from Baltimore to Nashville.

If Swift doesn't use her 7X plane to get to Tokyo for this week's string of concerts, fans have wondered how she'll travel to the Super Bowl this weekend in Las Vegas to cheer on her boyfriend, Travis Kelce. Most likely, she'll charter a private plane.

The singer has faced backlash for her private-jet usage in the past. In 2022, Swift topped a list of celebrities with the most private-jet carbon emissions. Last year, BI reported that the singer's private jets spent more than 166 hours in flight during the initial US leg of her Eras tour.

Swift's spokesperson previously told BI the singer had purchased carbon credits to offset her jet use.

In the past, the singer has attempted to fly incognito, using the FAA's privacy ICAO aircraft address program, also known as PIA.

But Jack Sweeney, a college student who tracks the flights of celebrities using public information, has published flight data about Swift's travels on social media.

The singer has noticed.

Swift's legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Sweeney, accusing him of "stalking and harassing behavior" over the publicized flight data, The Washington Post first reported Tuesday.

"I think the people are interested," Sweeney told BI over text. "You should have a decent expectation that your jet will be tracked whether or not I do it as, after all, it is public information."

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