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.
The fractional private jet operator has been going upscale for several years with its Red Label fleet of designer interiors and long-range private jets such as the Gulfstream G650.
Flexjet LLC, which has been a leader in bringing high style and design to fractional share private jets is now expanding its lifestyle offerings. Partners include European fashion clothiers and watchmakers, sporting outfitters, luxury hotels and resorts and award-winning vintners.
Over the past two years, the Cleveland-based subsidiary of Directional Aviation has purchased U.K.-based operator Flairjet and jet card and on-demand charter broker PrivateFly
One thing is for sure. Flexjet is growing internationally and Europe is a key focus. Speaking to Guy Johnson and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Markets: European Close on October 12th Flexjet CEO Michael Silvestro noted that Brexit isn’t dampening the Cleveland-based fractional share, lease and jet card provider’s outlook on Europe.