Business Jet delivers reached their highest total since 2009, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Many of the new aircraft will find their way to both fleet and fractional operators providing access to shareowners and jet card customers
Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye– Bruce Springstein
No doubt, many of those involved in manufacturing private jets recall fondly 2008. That’s when the industry delivered 1,317 new business jets. It was an increase from 2007’s then-record mark of 1,137 new private jets delivered. That busted the 2006 numbers, also a then-record of 887 units delivered.
With the Great Recession, deliveries of new private jets dropped to 874 units in 2009, even more to 767 in 2010, then 696 in 2011, before bottoming out in 2012 at 672 aircraft.
Flexjet customers arriving into Miami’s Opa-Locka Airport will be treated to a VIP lounge created specifically for the Super Bowl
With as many as 1,500 private jets expected to descend on Miami in advance of Super Bowl 2020, local private jet facilities will be jammed to the gills.
To help ensure its jet card and fractional shareowners arrive and depart in style, Flexjet says it is creating a VIP pop-up private terminal at Opa-Locka Airport in Miami.
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.
Adam Twidell, boss of Directional Aviation OneSky’s on-demand private jet charter broker, sees business aviation making headlines next year
Adam Twidell, CEO of digitally forward private jet broker PrivateFly, recently had his crystal ball out for a look at 2020’s biggest bizav headlines.
Speaking of the past 12 months closer to home, he says, “It’s been an eventful and exciting year here at PrivateFly. Under OneSky, 2019 has seen us double our global presence and start to evolve to reap the benefits of being part of a wider group for our clients, suppliers, and partners.
Flexjet’s order includes 64 Praetor 500s and 600s, plus the best-selling Phenom 300
As it prepares its expansion into Europe, Directional Aviation’s Flexjet announced today it has placed a $1.4 billion firm order with Embraer Executive Jets for 64 of the Praetor mid-and super midsized aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets.
Embraer Executive Jets President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Amalfitano and Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro made the announcement at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas.
Silvestro said the first Praetor 500 will enter its fleet in the next several weeks. He said Flexjet will announce at EBACE next year details on which aircraft will be based in Europe.