Flexjet takes delivery of first two G450LXis
Flexjet has taken delivery of its first two Gulfstream G450LXis. The deliveries are part of an order placed in October 2014 for up to 50 aircraft.
The G450LXi will be publicly unveiled at the NBAA Regional Forum at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport on June 25, 2015.
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Flexjet placed a $1 billion order for 50 Gulfstream jets in 2014. The deal included firm orders for 10 G450LXis, six G500LXis and six G650LXis.
Delivery of the first G650LXi is expected early next year. Flexjet will be the exclusive fractional provider offering the aircraft.
Kenn Ricci, chairman of Flexjet said: “When we placed this order with Gulfstream, we wanted to make sure we would be able to offer these new aircraft to our Owners in a timely manner.”
“The delivery of our first Gulfstream aircraft fulfills this commitment. The delivery commences a period in which we will be the only fractional provider adding new Gulfstream aircraft to our fleet, making them available on an exclusive basis. We are proud to partner with this iconic aviation brand, and look forward to offering its aircraft to our Owners in the years to come,” added Ricci.
The LXi series of Gulfstream’s have customised interiors that are exclusive to Flexjet.
Michael Silvestro, chief executive officer of Flexjet said: “What we hear from current and prospective Owners is that they are extremely excited to see Flexjet bringing the newest and most up-to-date Gulfstream aircraft to the fractional marketplace. Our fractional flying activity in the first quarter of 2015 was up 10 percent over 2014, and we expect this growth to continue as we bring these outstanding Gulfstream aircraft to our Owners. As aviators, nothing fulfills us more than the enthusiasm of others about flying with us.”
Flexjet has been part of the Directional Aviation group of companies since 2013.