Flexjet adds first Legacy 450
US fractional operator Flexjet has taken delivery of its first Embraer Legacy 450 business jet. The aircraft is one of five that the Cleveland based operator is expecting to take delivery of before the end of 2016.
Legacy 450 N405FX / msn 55010009 arrived at Embraer’s Ft Lauderdale facility on August 13, and left the next day for the 2 hour 17 minute flight to Flexjet’s Cleveland Ohio homebase.
The aircraft fits in the Flexjet fleet alongside Legacy 500, the smaller Learjet 75LXi and the super midsized Challenger 350, with the operator expecting the Legacy’s to become the backbone of its midsize fleet.
“The Legacy 450 will become the mainstay of our midsized program, which has been growing rapidly in response to increased demand for aircraft of this size,” said Michael Silvestro, CEO, Flexjet, “Not only does the Legacy 450 offer the capabilities and performance of larger aircraft, but fractional Owners can access it at an investment level more commonly associated with much smaller aircraft. The addition of the Legacy 450 will allow us to dominate the midsized category.”
Flexjet will be taking the Legacy 450 on a tour of the US later in the year, which will include static displays at airports, alongside exclusive aircraft-related events for current and prospective owners.
“We are proud to introduce the Embraer Legacy 450, which is among the world’s most technologically advanced business jets, to the fractional marketplace,” said Silvestro. “The Legacy 450 will join other Embraer aircraft in our fleet including the Legacy 500 and the Phenom 300, both of which have become Owner favorites. In fact, our fleet expansion has been very strong over the past 24 months. We will close 2016 with 52 new aircraft delivered in a 24-month period.”