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.
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The first forum featured President Bush in New York City last week
Directional Aviation’s Flexjet LLC, launched the Flexjet Forum last week. The event was first teased with event photographs on social media.
Designed to be a series of intimate and meaningful conversations, Flexjet Forums take place at unique venues with some of the world’s most influential people. Guest speakers are selectively chosen for their accomplishments, expertise, insights, and relevance to the interests of Flexjet owners, the company said in a press release.
The inaugural event featured President George W. Bush in
Manhattan on September 25.
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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.
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Flexjet CEO Mike Silvestro covered a wide range of topics during an appearance on Fox Business Channel earlier this week
Speaking on Mornings with Maria earlier this week, Flexjet
CEO Mike Silvestro covered a wide range of topics related to business aviation,
including attempts to Uberize private jet travel, fractional ownership and
leases, safety in the aftermath of Boeing MAX, market growth and potential.
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