FlyExclusive to purchase up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+s upon launch of fractional programme


Textron Aviation and flyExclusive have signed a purchase agreement for up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ aircraft. flyExclusive plans to take delivery of five jets in 2023, with the option to purchase additional aircraft for deliveries through 2025.

Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron Aviation, said: “We appreciate customers like flyExclusive, who see the value in operating a broad range of jets from the Citation family. The operating economics of Citations, combined with the global network of service and support available through Textron Aviation, ensures continued productivity and enjoyment throughout the ownership experience.”

North Carolina-based flyExclusive operates a fleet of Cessna Citation jets including Citation X, Sovereign, Excel/XLS, CJ3 and Encore aircraft – the fleet makes the firm one of the largest operators of Citations globally.

The order is expected to partly support the firm’s new fractional programme, flyExclusive Fractional.

Jim Segrave, chairman and founder, flyExclusive said: “This expansion launches flyExclusive into the fractional space. We are committed to redefining the private flying experience, providing the full suite of products for our customers, all delivering consistent, reliable and world-class service.”

Segrave continued: “flyExclusive customers now have it all. They now have the choice of our Jet Club, Fractional and Partnership programmes. With flyExclusive Fractional, private flyers can purchase a fractional share in a brand-new Cessna Citation CJ3+ and unlock a world of possibilities for consistent, world-class private jet experiences on our versatile fleet.”