Flexjet adds Gulfstream G650 to European fleet
Ohio-headquartered operator Flexjet has registered its first Gulfstream G650 in Europe, with a second set to join the fleet within the next six months.
The new addition is registered in Malta, which Flexjet said reflects its “continuing operational growth in the region”.
It marks the first time the ultra-long-range aircraft has become available in Europe on a shared ownership programme, following its success in the US.
Offering a maximum range of nearly 11,500km (7,145m) and a top cruise speed of Mach 0.925, the Gulfstream G650 joins Flexjet’s existing super-midsize Embraer Praetor 600 fleet in being registered in Malta and operated by its Maltese operation.
“Our ultra-long-range programme is well-established in the US and we are delighted to welcome our first Gulfstream G650 into our European fleet, a significant investment that is a key milestone in our ambitious expansion plans,” Marine Eugène, MD Flexjet said.
She added that registering the jet in Malta demonstrates how “pivotal” the region is to the company’s future growth. “We have been impressed by its dynamic and professional aviation community and growing pool of industry talent,” added Eugène.
Back in May, Flexjet added three Praetor 600s to double its European fleet and moved its European operations to Farnborough. The company said that it will hire 350 pilots and add 50 aircraft to its fleet by the end of the year.