Flexjet orders $1.4 billion private jets from Embraer Executive Jets

Flexjet Embraer Praetor

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.

Flexjet offers private jet getaway at Sonoma County Wine Auction

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 is targeting NetJets customers to switch

The two largest private jet operators in the world are headquartered 21 minutes from each other as the private jet flies. Judging by Flexjet’s current ad campaign, the gloves are off…

It’s 114 nautical miles as the private jet flies from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in central Ohio north to Cuyahoga County Airport in Cleveland. The former is home to Warren Buffett-owned NetJets, the largest operator of private jets in the world, and the undisputed leader in fractional ownership. The latter is the home turf of Golden Domer, Kenn Ricci, whose wide smile and neighborly demeanor belie that in his own right he has made a mark in aviation, acknowledged in 2017 with the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award at the 14th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards.

We wanted to poke the bear

Christopher Bero, vice president of global marketing, Flexjet

Flexjet gives its customers the keys to Monterey Car Week

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.”

Battling NetJets: Is Flexjet readying a billion dollar order from Gulfstream?

Flexjet Europe

Flexjet is already a significant Gulfstream operator and has been ramping up its expansion plans for Europe

A report last Friday by Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) speculated that Flexjet might be readying a billion-dollar order with Gulfstream. The item came after Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics, parent of the business jet manufacturer, told analysts the division was working on a big deal and it was with an existing customer.

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