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 event which benefits a range of charities in the California county, brings together wine superstars, celebrity chefs and honored guests.
Over $30 million has been raised since the event’s inception
Fractional share, lease and jet card operator Flexjet will
be part of the all-star line-up during The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation.
Last week honorary co-chairs Gina Gallo and Christopher Jackson unveiled the full list of one-of-a-kind auction lots available at the 2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature. The auction lots are an exclusive way to procure sought-after wines, private experiences, dinners with America’s top chefs, and excursions not typically available to the public. The event takes place Sept. 19-21, 2019.
Flexjet fractional, lease and jet card customers will be getting VIP access and invites to during the car lovers bonanza
Flexjet is rolling out the red carpet for its customers via a
series of events available during at Monterey Car Week, the ultimate mecca for
automobile enthusiasts, for the 17th consecutive year.
From dinner invitations to events previously closed to the public to branded entertainment and exclusive driving experiences, Flexjet, its partner brands, and friends will offer jet card customers and fractional shareowners what it describes as “a Monterey Car Week like none they have ever seen before.”
Flexjet said it is undertaking a major upgrade and expansion
to its flight data monitoring capabilities. In partnership with GE Aviation,
Flexjet’s entire US-based fleet will transmit flight data wirelessly and
instantly upon touchdown. This initiative will strengthen the company’s safety
management system, the company said.
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.