Flexjet moves to FET exempt jet cards

Flexjet

The fractional share operator is the latest jet card seller to offer an extended tax holiday if you purchase before the CARES Act expires at the end of 2020

Another day, another private aviation provider that is now saying if you buy one of its jet cards before the end of the year, your flights in 2021 and beyond will be free of the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax.

Flexjet is now using its private jet fleet to move flight crews

Flexjet

The second-largest fractional share operator also offers leases and jet cards starting at 25 hours of flight time

The crew ferry program is designed to comply with CDC-recommended group size limits

Flexjet today announced that its pilots and flight crews will no longer rely on commercial airlines to travel to or from flight assignments but instead on Flexjet’s private fleet.

The company said the move is meant to protect the health and safety of Flexjet customers and flight crews during the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Bombardier Challenger 300

Challenger 300

Challenger 300 profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership and jet card options

Bombardier Challenger 300 Facts

Originally launched as the Bombardier Continental, the Challenger 300 is popular for its flat floor standup cabin and ability to fly U.S. coast to coast nonstop.

The Challenger 300 and its identical sister the Challenger 350 are popular with fractional aircraft providers and also dedicated jet card options.

The price for a used Challenger 300 starts at about $7.5 million.

Manufacturing Dates

Production Start: 2003

Production End: 2014

Challenger 300 Related Models

The super-midsize Bombardier Challenger 350 was the follow-up to the Challenger 300

Fleet Size

As of November 2019, Amstat lists 453 Challenger 300s

Cabin Category

Super Midsize Jet

Challenger 300 Cabin Size and Passengers

Challenger 300
Bombardier Challenger 300 in a typical eight-seat configuration

Height: 6.08 feet

Width: 7.17 feet

Length: 23.7 feet

Seating Capacity: 8 to 10

Range

Full: 3,065 nautical miles

Four Passengers: 3,340 nautical miles

Speed

Maximum Cruise Speed: 541 mph

Normal Cruise Speed: 528 mph

Long-Range Cruise Speed: 528 mph

Baggage Space

106 cubic feet, all interior and accessible from the passenger cabin

Access

Fractional Ownership – Yes

Dedicated Jet Card – Yes

Pricing

Used Challenge 300s are listed starting at $7.65 million

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