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Embraer, Flexjet sign big fleet dealEmbraer, Flexjet sign big fleet deal

Embraer announced October 21 that it had inked a deal with fractional operator Flexjet for $1.4 billion worth of Embraer airplanes.

The Embraer Praetor 600 is on display at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention in Las Vegas. Photo by Tom Horne.

This includes the new Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 super-midsize jets, as well as the company’s Phenom 300. It also marks the first fleet sale for the Praetor 500 and 600. Deliveries will begin in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The partnership between Embraer and Flexjet dates back to 2003, when Flight Options, which merged with Flexjet in 2015, became the first fractional ownership program to introduce the Legacy executive jet into its fleet, Embraer said.

“We are very grateful for Flexjet’s renewed commitment to Embraer through this new agreement, which reflects the growth and the strength of our partnership over the past 16 years and symbolizes our ongoing support for their journey ahead,” said Embraer Executive Jets President and CEO Michael Amalfitano.

Thomas A. Horne

Thomas A. Horne

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne has worked at AOPA since the early 1980s. He began flying in 1975 and has an airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates. He’s flown everything from ultralights to Gulfstreams and ferried numerous piston airplanes across the Atlantic.
Topics: National Business Aviation Association, Turbine Aircraft

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