Embraer’s Phenom 300/300E is the best selling light jet of the past decade; We look at its varied seating options
The Phenom 300 and its updated brother, the Phenom 300E, are the best selling light jet type in the past decade.
It is popular with individual owners, and also fractional share and charter fleet operators selling jet cards. It has a high resale value – if you can buy one. There are only 16 on the market. That’s a mere 3.6% of the fleet.
NetJets and Flexjet agree
The list of operators is a who’s who, including the industry’s biggest players. NetJets and Flexjet agree on few things. They both selected the Phenom 300 as their core light jet option.
The Grand Opening of Jet Linx in Boston marks its continued
eastern expansion which now has bases in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York
Jet Linx said it celebrated the formal grand opening of its
new private terminal in Boston this week with a celebration drawing over 125
guests, plus aircraft on display from Bombardier, Embraer, Dassault Falcon,
Gulfstream and Textron Aviation.
Embraer announced the Praetor 500 and 600 midsize and super-midsize jets, while Honeywell’s Global Business Aviation Outlook forecasts up to 7,700 new business jet deliveries worth $251 billion through 2028
On the eve of the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) annual convention being held here in Orlando, Honeywell released its 27th Global Business Aviation Outlook calling for “strong growth in the short to medium term, supported by several new airplane models coming to market and an improved used aircraft environment.” The new forecast predicts 7,700 new business jet deliveries worth $251 billion during the next decade. Earlier in the day at a hangar at Orlando Executive Airport, Embraer announced it was launching two new business jets, the Praetor 500 and 600.
When you charter on-demand, buy a full aircraft or fractional share, you buy a specific aircraft type. What about jet card membership programs?
In case you haven’t noticed, most jet card programs specify cabin size, then fulfill your needs from a variety of aircraft types in that cabin category. In some cases that’s because you are buying your jet card from a management company and they are clustering all of the aircraft in that cabin size category together. In other cases, it’s a broker program that is sourcing aircraft from charter operators, including management companies and fleet operators. You’ll often see a range of seating for the aircraft that apply to that category, so in the SuperMid category you could get a jet that fits eight people one time and 10 the next. In Large Cabin jets it’s not unusual to see a range of 10 to 14 seats.
Jet Suite’s SuiteKey jet card program starts at $50,000 and ranges to $400,000 on its all Embraer fleet of private jets
JetSuite, Inc. which also operates semiprivate jet shuttle JetSuiteX is relocating its headquarters from Orange County to Dallas, according to multiple reports. The company confirmed the move to Private Jet Card Comparisons.