While Flexjet, the second-largest fractional private jet operator won’t be making an announcement during NBAA, it is still on the way.
Speaking during the opening of Flexjet’s new headquarters and operations center in September, Chairman Kenn Ricci had told Private Jet Card Comparisons, “We will have an order in the Fall at NBAA, and it really results from the fact that we fulfilled both our Embraer and our Bombardier orders. We’ve taken all the aircraft under those orders. We’ll be doing something notable.”
Asked about the order’s status, a spokesperson says, “We remain in negotiations on a Flexjet aircraft order. And while details were not finished in time for an NBAA announcement, something will be forthcoming soon.”
The conference, which started yesterday, has not seen significant announcements.
However, that is part of a 2022 announcement for up to 30 of the CJ3 types the Kinston, North Carolina-based operator made.
It is not expected to enter service until 2028.
In May, the world’s largest private jet operator said it would buy up to 500 Praetor 500 midsize jets from Embraer.