Flexjet has accepted its first Legacy 450 midsize jet from Embraer. Flexjet is the first fractional fleet provider to take delivery of the Legacy 450, which the FAA certified in August 2015. Additional deliveries of the Legacy 450 are scheduled for later in 2016, with a total of five expected to be in the Flexjet fleet by the end of 2016.
“The Legacy 450 will become the mainstay of our midsize program, which has been growing rapidly in response to increased demand for aircraft of this size,” said Michael Silvestro, chief executive officer at Flexjet.
“Not only does the Legacy 450 offer the capabilities and performance of larger aircraft, but fractional owners can access it at an investment level more commonly associated with much smaller aircraft. The addition of the Legacy 450 will allow us to dominate the midsize category.”
A recent FAA-approved range extension gives the Legacy 450 a range of 3,337 statute miles. The cabin is 6ft tall and nearly 7ft wide, has a flat floor and room for eight travelers and 150ft³ of combined baggage space. It features fully reclining club seats that can be converted into lie-flat beds. The Legacy 450 is part of Flexjet’s Red Label offering, which is designed to bridge the gap between traditional fractional programs and whole-aircraft ownership.
“The Legacy 450 will join other Embraer aircraft in our fleet including the Legacy 500 and the Phenom 300, both of which have become owner favorites,” said Silvestro. “Our fleet expansion has been very strong over the past 24 months. We will close 2016 with 52 new aircraft delivered in a 24-month period.”
August 24, 2016