Flexjet adds European 25-hour Legacy 500 jet card

Legacy 500 interior

Flexjet in Europe has added a 25-hour Embraer Legacy 500 jet card to its line-up of fractional share and lease options

In a surprise move, Flexjet, which quietly moved ahead with the European launch of its shared ownership program last November, has now quietly added a jet card to its private jet solutions portfolio.

Elite Jets

Elite Jets Executive Overview

Year Founded2016
LeadershipDan Randolph, Chief Executive Officers
Mark London, President
Stephen Myers, Executive Vice President
Robert Hanaford, General Counsel
HeadquartersNaples, FL
Jet Card Hourly RatesFrom $5,644 on a Phenom 300, included FET
Related ProductsOn-demand Charter, Aircraft Management, Empty Legs
Related CompaniesNone

Elite Jets is included in Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database of over 50 jet card providers, enabling you to compare programs in minutes.

Elite Jets Charters, LLC, sells as available jet cards on a fleet of owned and operated Embraer Phenom 300 private jets serving travelers in Naples, Florida. It was founded in 2016 by Dan Randolph and Mark London. It is an Argus Platinum, Wyvern Registered, and IS-BAO Stage 1 Part 135 charter operator.

When was Elite Jets founded?

2016

Who owns Elite Jets?

Elite Jets is privately held

Who is the CEO?

Dan Randolph

Where is the headquarters?

Naples, FL

What is the primary service area?

Continental 48 States, Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America

Does Elite Jets provide Guaranteed Availability?

Yes

What is the minimum lead-time for making a reservation?

72 hours

What is Elite Jets’ website?

elitejets.com  

Contact a Sales Executive at Elite Jets

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Flexjet Europe readies expansion with first Praetor 600

Flexjet interior

Flexjet officially launches its fractional share program in Europe by taking delivery of its first super-midsize Embraer Praetor 600

Flexjet’s European arm has officially launched its fractional ownership program there. This week it is taking delivery of its first Praetor 600 super-midsize private jet. It is part of a US $1.4 billion order for Embraer Executive Jets that was announced in October 2019.

Embraer Praetor and Legacy Guide

Embraer Praetor 500

Comparing the Embraer Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Praetor 500, and Praetor 600

Embraer Praetor and Legacy overview

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer Executive Jets has made its mark in business aviation by creating a great cabin experience for owners and passengers. The Embraer Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 perfect great examples. The Legacy 450 is a midsize private jet, while the Legacy 500 fits into the super-midsize category. Both have flat floors, stand-up cabins, six feet high.

The next generation Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 build on that experience. The cabin designs are slick and remind more of a superyacht or beautiful home than a business jet.

Both varieties give you that large jet feeling.

Some reviews compare the Legacy 450 to the Cessna Citation Latitude when it comes to cabin experience. The key difference between the Legacy 450/Praetor 500 and Legacy 500/Praetor 600 is the latter has a slightly longer cabin and range.

Flexjet and AirSprint in Canada have the Legacy 450 in their fractional fleet portfolios. Flexjet also features the Legacy 500 and is the launch fleet operator for the enhanced Praetor 500 and 600. The Cleveland, Ohio-based fractional fleet operator has a $1.3 billion order with Embraer, including both types.

The only real downside is minimal type-specific jet card availability, although all the Legacys can bed had via memberships. However, if you really want Legacy or Praetor types, the most prevalent options are to buy into fractional ownership or lease programs or to charter on-demand.

Controller magazine lists only three Legacy 500s and one Legacy 450 for sale. The asking price for one of the Legacy 500’s is $11.75 million. The list price for a new Praetor 500 is $18.4 million, while the Praetor 600 starts at $21 million.

Embraer Praetor and Legacy private jet family

  • Praetor 600
  • Praetor 500
  • Legacy 500
  • Legacy 450

Comparing the Praetor 600, Praetor 500, Legacy 500, and Legacy 450

Aircraft Praetor 600Legacy 500Praetor 500 Legacy 450
Cabin SizeSuper MidsizeSuper MidsizeMidsizeMidsize
Fractional
Ownership
or Lease
YesYesYesYes
Fleet Size
(Oct. 2020)
2366340
Start Production2019201420202015
End ProtectionOngoing2019Ongoing2019
Jet CardNoYesNoYes
On-Demand CharterYesYesYesYes
Cabin Height6.06.06.06.0
Cabin Width6.836.836.836.83
Cabin Length 27.527.524.024.0
Seats8 to 108 to 10 6 to 86 to 8
Range*4,018 nm 3,167 nm3,340 nm3,167 nm
* Four passengers

Embraer Praetor and Legacy Cabin Layouts

Praetor 600

Embraer Praetor 600 cabin configuration

Praetor 500

Embraer Praetor 500 layout

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