Flexjet accepts first Praetor 500 from Embraer

Flexjet

The midsize private jet is the first in Flexjet’s $1.4 billion order made in October

Flexjet said it has taken delivery of its first Embraer Praetor 500. It is part of a $1.4 billion order announced in October with Embraer Executive Jets. The order includes the Praetor 500 and 600 aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets.

Flexjet is the fleet launch customer for the Praetor 500, expanding its fleet of midsized aircraft. It is also the North American launch customer for the Gulfstream G700.

GrandView Aviation opens Phenom 300 base in Chicago

Embraer Phenom 300

The private jet charter operator already has bases near Baltimore and at Austin

Maryland-based GrandView Aviation, which recently made the Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Company list, is opening a new base at Chicago Executive Airport in early 2020.

GrandView Aviation will be placing a 2017 Embraer Phenom 300 light jet at PWK airport. There are also plans to continue its growth in 2020 to new regions.

Sentient Jet adds Wifi on midsize and large cabin private jets

Sentient Jet cost

After guaranteeing Wifi on super mids last year, Sentient is expanding connectivity

The jet card inventor will launch transatlantic fixed one-way pricing with guaranteed availability

Aircraft specific jet cards are coming in 2020

Directional Aviation’s jet card provider Sentient Jet is celebrating its 20th anniversary. And it has some of its most significant program changes.

In an interview with Private Jet Card Comparisons during Corporate Jet Investor in Miami, CEO Andrew Collins outlined several key updates.

Top of the list is expanding guaranteed Wifi, fixed rates and guaranteed availability for transatlantic flights, and aircraft specific programs.

One thing you probably won’t be seeing from Sentient is jet sharing, according to Collins.

How safe is your private jet company?

Private jet safety

Magellan Jets has issued a white paper on what you should know about private aviation safety

Boston-based jet card and on-demand charter broker Magellan Jets has added to its library of educational white papers for private jet fliers with a white paper titled, “How Safe Is Your Private Aviation Company?”

Magellan’s report notes when it comes to providing safe private jet flights, “You can bet that every operator out there will make this same claim. But are they all the same? How can you ensure that a private aviation operator is walking the walk when it comes to safety?”

Magellan Jets expands St. Barts villa partnership

Magellan Jets

Jet card and charter broker Magellan Jets is continuing its luxury villa rental partnership with St. Barth Properties

Pricing starts at $88,200 for roundtrip private jet travel from the Northeast U.S., including a one-way villa stay

Magellan Jets will again serve as the preferred private jet provider for St. Barth Properties, the company announced. Packages include pricing for both private jet travel and villa rental, plus extra amenities, and can be customized to your needs.

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