Fractional provider Flexjet has accepted its first G450LXi. The aircraft is outfitted with a customized interior that incorporates input from Flexjet’s owners. The G450LXi can be outfitted for up to 16 passengers and has a range of 4,350 nautical miles with eight passengers.
The G450LXi is part of an order placed in October 2014 for up to 50 new Gulfstream jets. Flexjet is scheduled to take delivery of its first G650LXi early in 2016. That aircraft will seat 12 passengers and have a range of 7,000 nautical miles.
“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,” said Kenn Ricci, Flexjet’s chairman. “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.”
In addition to the G450LXi and G650LXi, Flexjet is scheduled to receive the G500LXi. Outfitted for 12 passengers, the G500LXi will be capable of flying 5,000 nautical miles.
“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,” said Michael Silvestro, Flexjet’s CEO. “Our fractional flying activity in the first quarter of 2015 was up 10% 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.”
As well as Gulfstream jets, Flexjet’s collection includes models from Bombardier and Embraer.