FlyExclusive orders 14 Citation XLS Gen2s, Longitudes to bolster fractional fleet

Cessna Citation XLS

A day after announcing an IPO, the Kinston, North Carolina-based FlyExclusive is adding midsize and super-midsize jets to its fractional fleet

After launching its fractional ownership program on the back of Textron Aviation’s Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jets earlier this year, FlyExclusive is making another order.

FlyExclusive orders up to 30 Citation CJ3+s, moves into fractional ownership

Citation CJ3

Fast-growing FlyExclusive is making its first new aircraft order and expanding from charter and jet cards into fractional ownership

Kinston, North Carolina-based FlyExclusive has entered into a purchase agreement with Textron Aviation for up to 30 new Citation CJ3+ light jets. The fifth-largest operator in North America will also enter the fractional ownership market.

The best private jets of 2021 revealed

G650

Gulfstream, Textron, and Embraer topped the list of preferred private jets, according to a just-released survey of Business Jet Traveler readers

Gulfstream Aerospace, Textron Aviation, and Embraer Executive Jets each topped two categories in the just-released 11th annual survey of Business Jet Traveler readers.

New Private Jet deliveries by manufacturer (2015 to 2020)

Private Jet deliveries 2015 to 2020

Private jet deliveries by year from 2015 to 2020, by OEM, and private jet model from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cirrus, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Honda, Pilatus, and Textron

When it comes to private jets, COVID-19 impacted 2020 saw delivery of new aircraft drop to 644, the lowest count since 2004. It followed 809 new business jet deliveries in 2019, the best since 874 units in 2009, and 1,317 in 2008.

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