Embraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet. The company had taken delivery of the first-ever Praetor 500 in December last year.
The Praetor 600 will be used for the company’s operations in Europe. As per a $1.4 billion deal announced at NBAA-BACE 2019, Flexjet’s fleet will comprise Praetor 600s, Praetor 500s, and Phenom 300s.
“We are honored to further execute on our commitment to Flexjet, our esteemed partner of over 17 years, with the delivery of this first Praetor 600 to our long-standing fleet customer,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “It’s a privilege to collaborate on the introduction of not only the most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize jet in the world but also on delivering the ultimate experience in business aviation to Flexjet Owners in Europe.”
“We have spent the past three years laying the foundation to become a force in European private aviation, and we are proud to exceed the expectations of this valued market,” said Michael Silvestro, CEO of Flexjet. “The Praetor 600, with its unparalleled technology, comfort, and performance, marked by class-leading, intercontinental range, rounds out the fleet that will help us to meet every possible need and desire of Flexjet Owners in Europe.”
In 2003, Flight Options, which merged with Flexjet in 2015, became the first fractional ownership program to introduce the Legacy Executive Jet. In 2010, the company introduced the Phenom 300, and in 2012 took delivery of Embraer’s 100th Phenom 300. In 2015, Flexjet became the first fractional provider to offer the Legacy 500, later taking delivery of Embraer’s milestone 1000th business jet — a Legacy 500 — in 2016. The Legacy 450 then joined the Flexjet fleet in 2016.
Recent updates to the Praetors include enhancements for cabin safety — a standard HEPA air filter, the MicroShield 360 cleaning solution, and electric lavatory pocket door — plus the certification of a synthetic vision guidance system (SVGS).
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