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Embraer delivers first Praetor 600 to Flexjet

Posted on 19 Dec 2020 and read 520 times
Embraer delivers first Praetor 600 to FlexjetEmbraer has delivered the first jet in a fleet of Praetor 600s to Flexjet, which first entered the shared-ownership market in 1995. The aircraft will be used for the company’s ‘burgeoning’ operations in Europe; Flexjet is the Praetor fleet launch customer, having received the first-ever Praetor 500 in December 2019. The deal, valued at up to $1.4 billion, comprises a fleet of Praetor 600s, Praetor 500s and Phenom 300s.

Michael Amalfitano, Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO, said: “We are honoured to further execute on our commitment to Flexjet, with the delivery of this first Praetor 600 to our long-standing fleet customer.

“It is 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.”

Flexjet CEO Michael Silvestro said: “We have spent the past three years laying the foundation to become a force in European private aviation. The Praetor 600, with its unparalleled technology, comfort and performance — and class-leading intercontinental range — rounds out the fleet that will help us to meet needs of our European Flexjet owners.”

In 2003, Flight Options — it merged with Flexjet in 2015 — became the first ‘fractional ownership programme’ 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 1,000th business jet — a Legacy 500 — in 2016. The Legacy 450 then joined the Flexjet fleet in 2016.