Showing posts with label FlexJet. Show all posts
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15 December, 2022

Flexjet completes seventh Air Charter Safety Foundation Industry Audit standard.

Flexjet, Inc., a global leader in subscription-based private aviation, today announced it has, once again, successfully completed the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) Industry Audit Standard (IAS) audit. Not only has it completed a record-setting seventh audit, but it was the first company in the world to meet and pass the audit in 2009.

Designed specifically for Part 135 and Part 91 aircraft operators such as Flexjet, this audit aims at those who are committed to going far above the minimum safety requirements.

This audit has led the industry in setting high-performing safety standards and has consistently increased the audit’s safety performance evidence over the years. In April 2021, the IAS added the evaluation of an operator’s compliance with FAR 14 CFR Part 5 SMS standards (the FAA SMS voluntary implementation program) and ICAO Annex 19 safety management.

Safety is the highest priority at Flexjet and this announcement is one more in a long line of safety accolades and initiatives. Flexjet announced earlier this year its active conformance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Safety Management System (SMS) and its 23rd Federal Aviation Administration Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training.

17 August, 2022

Flexjet to show off private helicopter division at the Monterey Car Week

Flexjet has announced it will showcase a Sikorsky S-76 from its new private helicopter division on the golf course at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. 

Flexjet aircraft Owners will receive complimentary invitations to the garden party at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club on August 19th, as well as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 21st during Monterey Car Week.

Flexjet launched its helicopter division in June to provide last-mile transport for Owners of Flexjet aircraft travelling from airports to their final destinations, a unique door-to-door travel solution not available through any other provider in the U.S. Flexjet redefined private travel by introducing helicopters to its fleet in launching the division which will be expanding to Europe this fall.

“By showcasing one of our private helicopters at The Quail, not only will we be able to introduce the division to our current aircraft Owners, but we will be able to connect this automotive-focused audience with our LXi interior inspired by the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar sportscar,” said Flexjet CEO Michael Silvestro. “And like the Bacalar, of which there are no two alike, we will only be using this interior in one of our helicopters and one of our Gulfstream G650 aircraft.”

The Bacalar Project, which is the name given to this unique interior, has never before been viewed by the public. It is inspired by Bentley’s rarest two-door open-air motorcar of which only 12 in the world have been manufactured to the specifications of each buyer.

The design elements of this interior include:

The 5,000-year-old Riverwood that forms the wraparound dashboard of the Bacalar, inspired one of the matching wood veneer species used in this aircraft interior.
The rare paint color option of Julep, used for one of the Bacalar’s, inspired a one-time change to the Flexjet livery chameleon paint – normally a red-gold chameleon – but for this aircraft and helicopter is a silver-green chameleon.
The copperhead shape and basketweave stitching on the white leather and black trimmed seats of the Bacalar automobile inspired the custom captain’s seats in the Gulfstream G650 and the seats in the Sikorsky S-76.

03 June, 2022

Flexjet adds private helicopter division featuring Sikorsky S-76s

Flexjet has launched its private helicopter division, integrating Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), which was acquired by parent Directional Aviation, into the Flexjet family. Flexjet will extend complimentary helicopter hours to its Gulfstream G650 fractional owners, and will sell add-on fractional, lease and charter access in Flexjet-branded Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. 

The new division will provide on-demand transportation regionally as well as last-mile transport for owners of Flexjet aircraft travelling from airports to their final destinations, a unique door-to-door travel solution not available through any other provider in the U.S.

Flexjet’s Eli Flint has been promoted to President of the Flexjet private helicopter division, leading the nearly 50 former AAG sales managers, mechanics, operations team members and pilots. He brings more than 25 years of aviation experience to this new role. The division is expected to grow domestically and in Europe over the next five years as point-to-point vertical aviation demand increases worldwide.

“Flexjet’s new helicopter division enhances our position as the leader in combining fixed-wing operations and private urban mobility in the U.S. This distinguishes us as the only operator in our industry to offer seamless travel,” said Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro. “Today, more and more travellers are seeking an alternative to crowded forms of transportation – opting instead for easier, safer and less stressful options from beginning to end. In addition, this enhanced segment of the Flexjet experience allows our clients to become even more productive with their time.”

Born out of the innovation of Red Label, Flexjet’s private helicopter division is the next revolutionary step in offering private aviation solutions for the world’s most discerning travellers. Flexjet will reimagine what private aviation travel can be – from the safety of flying managed fleets to the packaging of end-to-end flight solutions – offering a differentiator in the fractional jet market competitors will not be able to duplicate. In addition, Flexjet’s helicopter operations will be environmentally responsible: The company upholds a 4AIR Bronze Sustainability + SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) Rating.

The Flexjet fleet will now include the Sikorsky S-76, one of the most respected and longest running-production helicopters, with a heritage of more than 40 years and 7.5 million hours of safe flight. These private helicopters will be outfitted with a seating configuration for up to six passengers plus two pilots. The aircraft can fly at 155 knots per hour and has a range of 300 nautical miles.

Flexjet helicopter operations will be seasonally located in the Northeastern states and in Florida throughout the year providing connections between airports and city centres as well as short-haul regional destinations such as conventions, music festivals and other sport and entertainment events.

“I know how important this time-saving program will be to Flexjet’s busy fractional jet Owners and I am proud to lead this group of aviation professionals,” said Flint, who is type rated in several business jets and until recently was a leader in private jet sales for Flexjet working in the Southeast market. “I also want to assure our Owners that, since safety is the highest priority at Flexjet, the helicopter division will have the same level of oversight, resources and industry credentials as our jet fleet.”

Some helicopter safety elements include:

Each helicopter has a series of double redundancies for enhanced safety with twin engines, dual autopilot systems and two S-76-certified, highly trained Flexjet pilots.
The helicopter Safety Management System (SMS), through Baldwin Safety, includes a preflight risk assessment program, a hazard reporting system and a customized landing zone survey conducted for off-airport operations, allowing Owners additional flexibility in their flying.
The helicopter division has the same operational oversights for weather and performance planning as Flexjet’s jet program, with conservative margins designed for safety and peace of mind.

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Make your arrival known in the perfect combination of grace and power. With record-setting aeronautic capabilities, dual-redundancy safety systems, and a robust twin-engine design, the Sikorsky S-76 is generously equipped to handle all mission duties with ease.

The Flexjet Sikorsky S-76 showcases a spacious, noise and vibration-cancelling, intuitively designed cabin within the LXi Cabin Collection™. You will be welcomed by an inviting interior of supple, sophisticated upholstery which Flexjet Owners have come to know and expect.
Flexjet has enhanced the experience of the Sikorsky S-76’s smooth ride and quiet cabin for our Owners. Seamless, serene, and above all else, smartly capable. You will receive an elevated flight experience, featuring finely choreographed details, sophisticated touchpoints, and exceptional service synonymous with all our aircraft.

In the cabin

8’ 1” Ground-to-blade safety clearance for entrance
Inviting, accessible seating for up to 6 passengers
Maximized baggage capacity: 38 ft3 (cubic feet) (e.g., 4 standard golf bags + duffels)
Non-slip, easy, step-up boarding
Pilot access partition
54” Floor to ceiling for premium headroom
27” Legroom for reclining freedom
Custom LXi interiors and cabin configuration
Noise-reducing cabin panels
Cooled refreshment storage console
Flat floors for pet comfort and safety

Stats & figures. 

Cabin Length  8' 0"
Cabin Height  4' 6"
Cabin Width   5' 6"
Baggage Capacity  38 ft3
Overall Length  52' 6"
Dual 4-Blade Rotors
8' 1" Blade Safety Clearance
Cabin Door   3' 1" x 4' 4"
Cruising Speed  155 knots
Range   300 NM
Endurance  2 hrs 30 min
Cruising Altitude   4000 ft
Twin-Turbine Engine


20 May, 2022

Flexjet to adopt GE Digital’s Maintenance Insight Fleetwide

Flexjet, the most exclusive global fractional private jet provider, also known for its high safety standards, today announced that it has adopted GE Digital’s Maintenance Insight software solution for its fleet operations. Maintenance Insight detects aircraft and component degradation before even scheduled maintenance would catch it.

The Maintenance Insight program also generates analytics that can be used to help optimize performance and decrease inefficiencies that lead to excess fuel burn and carbon emissions, allowing Flexjet to reduce its carbon footprint while operating the aircraft.

“We began using GE wireless flight data transmission across the Flexjet fleet in 2019 and are pleased to become the first to adopt this new maintenance innovation as well,” said Megan Wolf, Flexjet’s Chief Operating Officer. “Flexjet owns, operates and maintains our own aircraft, and Maintenance Insight’s powerful analytics will give our award-winning maintenance team even more tools to keep our aircraft in top shape.”

Maintenance Insight works by extracting full-flight data from each aircraft’s sensors, enabling Flexjet to proactively identify maintenance and reliability issues. By generating data from every flight, Flexjet is able to identify problems that otherwise might not be caught until scheduled routine maintenance, avoiding unplanned downtime. This also enables aircraft to be serviced at Flexjet maintenance stations rather than at third-party service stations, so-called “out-station events,” further reducing costs and delays.

“With the ability to also optimize performance and decrease fuel inefficiencies, this software will help us to maintain our industry leadership in this critical field, improving aircraft reliability and efficiency, protecting the natural environment and controlling operating and maintenance costs,” said Wolf.

Safety is the highest priority at Flexjet and goes hand in hand with aircraft maintenance. This announcement is one more in a long line of safety accolades and initiatives.

In 2021, Flexjet announced that it has achieved active conformance with the FAA’s Safety Management System (SMS). In earning this designation from the FAA, Flexjet has joined an elite group – only one percent of the nation’s private jet providers – to do so.

In addition to its 23-year streak as an FAA Diamond Award winner, Flexjet also holds the Aviation Research Group/US (ARG/US) Platinum Safety Rating, among the most esteemed aviation safety ratings. The biennial Platinum rating results from independent evaluations and a multi-day, onsite examination that compares companies against the industry’s leading practices for safety.

Flexjet also maintains IS-BAO compliance at level 2, based upon a global, voluntary code of best practices with a safety management system. IS-BAO conforms with the standards and practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and compliance is the same as meeting an international standard of safety excellence.

Flexjet also was the first fractional jet ownership program to meet the demanding Industry Audit Standard of the Air Charter Safety Foundation, perhaps the most demanding standard for Part 135, and remains on the registry. Flexjet also takes part in the FAA’s innovative Part 5 Safety Management System.

“A culture built around safety and service can never be stagnant,” added Wolf. “GE Digital’s Maintenance Insight is an innovative resource that will ensure we remain the most forward-looking provider of private jet travel, consistently at the forefront of aircraft safety, maintenance and Owner service.”

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06 May, 2022

Flexjet welcomes jet owners at Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2022

Flexjet will host its jet Owners at the Formula 1 Crypto.Com Miami Grand Prix at the Miami International Autodrome (MIA) May 6-8, 2022. Flexjet’s premium open-air, shaded observation lounges on the fastest corner of the MIA track will be among the exclusive Turn 5 Suites.

 More and more, we have seen jet Owners travelling to sporting events like this one, so offering hospitality to them at the Grand Prix was an inspired idea,” said Megan Wolf, Flexjet’s Chief Operating Officer.

Part of the allure of becoming a Flexjet aircraft Owner is Red Label by Flexjet, with the fractional jet brand’s flight crews assigned to a single, specific aircraft; custom cabin interiors and the most modern fleet. In addition, Flexjet offers access to unique and rewarding experiences with extraordinary events and hand-selected partners such as Worth Avenue Yachts, with which Flexjet partnered on this activation.

The Grand Prix suite, just across from Luxury Row on the race site, offers a trackside view of one of the most exciting fan perspectives on the speedway and is conveniently located near The Marina, West Campus and Fountain area.

The Miami Grand Prix and Formula 1 Racing

09 April, 2022

Flexjet hiring 350 new pilots and looks to add more than 50 new aircraft this year

Flexjet, has announced plans to hire 350 pilots to fly the additional 50 jets the company will be entering into service by the end of 2022 to meet record demand.

“We want Flexjet to be a career destination for pilots not only for the long-term earning potential but schedule, quality of life and modern equipment,” said Flexjet Chief Operating Officer Megan Wolf. “No other company can match the innovation of our Domestic Red Label and International Large Cabin programs, which uniquely empower pilots to select the program that is right for them. We think of the pilot as an individual, not a number.”

Flexjet employs over 800 pilots who fly its fleet of nearly 200 aircraft including the Embraer Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Praetor 500, the Bombardier Challenger 350 and the Gulfstream G450 and G650. And, in the coming months, the company will be entering into service 50 additional aircraft, increasing the number of aircraft in every fleet type by the end of 2022.

Some of the most experienced and highly skilled pilots in the world choose to work for Flexjet. Here are a few of the reasons:

Most modern fleet in the sky, including aircraft from Embraer, Bombardier and Gulfstream.
Among the highest pay in the industry, with a starting total compensation of $128,000 for first-year pilots.
Additional productivity-based bonus opportunities.
Home-based crewing from a choice of 100 domiciles (10 times more than most commercial airline carriers) and the option to move their domicile as often as they choose.
Schedule flexibility: Pilots can choose a schedule that best meets their needs. Through our preferential bidding system or team scheduling, the options are designed to allow pilots to submit specific requests to meet their needs and the needs of the operation.
All crew members are trained to Pilot in Command (PIC) FAR Part 135 standards. Each pilot is type-rated in their assigned aircraft through company training programs embedded at Flexjet’s training partner facilities.
Currently, upgrade opportunities for Flexjet pilots are occurring at a little over one year.
Every detail of a crew member’s trip is handled by Flexjet’s Operations and Control Center including flight plans, customs clearances, meals and weather support.
“At Flexjet, our culture is built around three principles including putting employees first because they are the foundation of a service company,” said OneSky Chief Administrative Officer Robert Sullivan. “When we are looking for candidates that best fit into our company, we look for characteristics that align with the two other principles: Making decisions with a long-term approach to relationships and having a fanatical attention to detail.”

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26 March, 2022

Flexjet Achieves Record 23rd Consecutive FAA Diamond Award for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance

Flexjet, one of the most prestigious global fractional private jet providers and one known for its high safety standards, has received the 2021 Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training for a record 23rd consecutive year, more than any other private jet travel provider in history.

Since 1991, the FAA Diamond Award, the highest in its category, has recognized aviation companies and maintenance specialists with highly effective training programs that are meant to improve safety, aviation regulations, and technical knowledge in ways that meet or exceed the FAA’s requirements. To qualify, 100 percent of a company’s maintenance technicians have to participate in specialized FAA training in aviation safety, technical knowledge, aircraft systems, and aviation regulations.

“Every safety accolade Flexjet earns underscores the number one priority of our company – the safety of our Owners, our flight crews and our employees,” said Michael J. Silvestro, Flexjet’s Chief Executive Officer. “It is evident by the elevation of our FAA Safety Management System participation to active conformance last year to this month’s 23rd FAA Diamond Award, that the dedication of our employees to safety is habitual, and one that we are truly proud to be recognized for.”

Each year since its inception, the FAA qualifications have become increasingly rigorous, making winning these awards annually challenging and requiring continuous focus on this level of expertise. In fact, many of the companies that do not maintain their own aircraft rely on a patchwork of maintenance facilities, which means a comparable patchwork of maintenance technician expertise.

Flexjet’s sustained commitment to safety has been all the more impressive given its growth in recent years and has met this growing demand by bringing onboard both additional flight crews and ground crews, including aircraft maintenance technicians. This exciting growth has not deterred Flexjet from meeting every safety standard and requirement, including those associated with the FAA Diamond Award.

In addition to its 23-year streak as an FAA Diamond Award winner, Flexjet also holds the Aviation Research Group/US (ARG/US) Platinum Safety Rating, among the most esteemed aviation safety ratings. The biennial Platinum rating results from independent evaluations and a multi-day, onsite examination that compares companies against the industry’s leading practices for safety.

08 December, 2021

Flexjet to Join 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival as Official Private Jet Raffle Sponsor and Festival Partner

Flexjet is celebrating the return to in-person Naples Winter Wine Festival this year on January 28-30, 2022 with a double donation comprised of 15 flight hours in a Challenger 300 for its fundraising raffle and another 8 flight hours in a Challenger 300 for an Auction Lot featuring a glamorous holiday in St Barths.

The ‘Rise Up Twenty Twenty Twogether’ Naples Winter Wine Festival (NWWF) is one of the world’s most prestigious and successful charity wine auctions and with the rise in popularity of private jet travel, this year is a fitting year for Flexjet to be a Festival partner. The wine selection at the Festival represents 13 wine-producing regions, six countries and three continents. Since 2001, it has raised nearly $220 million for the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), to assist at-risk children living in Collier County, FL. This is such a popular event, even when it went virtual in 2021, it raised $7.4 million for the foundation.

“For the past 20 years, the generosity and money raised by this organization on the behalf of the children has really been inspiring for myself and for all of us at Flexjet,” said Flexjet CEO Michael J. Silvestro. “We are enthusiastically doubling down on our donation to do everything we can to raise as much money as possible for the children.”

22 July, 2021

Flexjet expanding European fleet and operations plus new Maltese AOC

Fractional fleet operator Flexjet, part of the Directional Aviation family, has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for Malta, as it continues to expand its European operation.

The move marks an important milestone in the company’s international expansion plan, which has seen its fleet of aircraft grow in Europe by 40% alone in 2021.

Flexjet’s new Malta Operational Centre, situated in the heart of Sliema, complements its existing European headquarters in London’s Mayfair; Tactical Control Centre in St Albans, UK; and its aircraft maintenance facility based in Milan, Italy.

The new AOC gives Flexjet more operational reach as it extends its offering to a growing number of European Owners and premium programme clients.

The fractional fleet operator has selected an Embraer Legacy 500 as the first aircraft to operate under the new registration. The midsize jet offers a range of up to 5,793 km, or around six hours flight time, and is part of the company’s prestigious and growing fleet in Europe.

Flexjet also operates Embraer Praetor 600 super-midsize jets, giving its European Owners greater freedom, with the ability to fly directly to the East Coast of the US and the Middle East.

With its long-established US operation headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Flexjet launched in Europe in late 2019. The launch followed several years of significant investment and planning. The European arm, led by European Managing Director Marine Eugène, has since grown its fleet and operation through further investment in infrastructure, crew and aircraft – following a $1.4 billion order from Embraer.

The group’s European fleet operations were also expanded by Directional Aviation’s acquisition of UK-based helicopter operator Halo Aviation in May, in addition to the closer integration of charter arm PrivateFly.

14 July, 2021

New Unlimited Access Programme gives Gulfstream G650 shareholders access to the entire Flexjet fleet

Flexjet LLC, a global leader in fractional private jet travel, today announced the launch of its Unlimited Access Program for the Gulfstream G650. Under the program, Flexjet – the only fractional provider offering the iconic G650 – invites its Owners to right-size their choice of aircraft for any given flight and choose either direct account credits or additional flight hours.

“The Unlimited Access Program is the perfect mix of the industry’s most capable private jets and the G650, which enables travellers to circumnavigate the world with just a single stop,” said Flexjet Executive Vice President of Sales, D.J. Hanlon. “This is about as flexible as you can get, with Owners buying access not just to the G650 but effectively to the entire Flexjet fleet.”

Available only to Owners of the Gulfstream G650, the most capable ultra-long-range aircraft in the skies, this program offers access to the G650 and all other aircraft in the Flexjet fleet. Owners who choose to join the Unlimited Access Program receive the flexibility to right-size their aircraft and maximize the efficiency of each trip, especially when flying domestically. Purchasing into this program enables them to realize advantageous perks on shorter, domestic flights and fly friends, family members and associates on any jet in the Flexjet fleet.

22 June, 2021

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to get a $1 Million gift from Flexjet

In a show of support for the nation’s most prestigious museum focused on all aspects of aviation, Flexjet announced a $1 million gift to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The contribution will specifically support the new “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly” gallery, which will celebrate the joy of flying and the impact of general aviation.

“The executives in our organization, including our Chairman Kenn Ricci, led by example in giving back to our community so we are proud to continue that practice by contributing to such a worthy cause,” said Michael Silvestro, Chief Executive Officer of Flexjet, one of the world’s largest fractional jet providers. “The ‘We All Fly’ gallery will introduce a wider audience to general and private aviation, helping to educate the public on the important function the industry plays – from economic benefits to job opportunities to the thrill of aviation careers.”

Ricci, who is also a Smithsonian National Board member, said, “What is truly exciting about this gift is that the innovations we are implementing in private aviation today will be reflected in tomorrow’s galleries at the museum.”

18 May, 2021

Flexjet offsets owners flights at 100% of CO2 emissions with verified carbon offset credits to achieve Carbon-Neutral flight operations

One of the leaders in fractional private jet travel, Flexjet has announced this week that it believes it has achieved carbon-neutral flight operations through its partnership with 4AIR, the first and only rating system focused on comprehensive sustainability in private aviation. 

Since January 2021, Flexjet has been purchasing credits to offset carbon emissions from all flights booked by its US-based Owners. With 4AIR’s expertise and assistance, Flexjet’s verified credits will fund carbon offset projects which it says will negate the impact of emissions generated by its aircraft at no additional expense to its owners.

“Flexjet has long been on the leading edge of applying innovation to its operations, and our partnership with 4AIR brings that same spirit to protecting the environment,” said Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro. “In supporting carbon offset projects around the world, Flexjet can offer peace of mind that today’s efforts are having an immediate positive impact on the environment.”

06 May, 2021

Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight acquires U.K.-based helicopter travel provider Halo Aviation

Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight, acquires U.K.-based helicopter travel provider Halo Aviation

Halo Aviation

Luxury fractional jet provider Flexjet and jet card pioneer Sentient Jet,  have a new sister company, Halo Aviation Ltd. -  a leading provider of helicopter transportation services in the United Kingdom. 

Earlier this year the group purchased Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter services in the Northeastern United States. These moves position Flexjet, Sentient Jet and their sister companies, FXAIR and PrivateFly, on-demand jet charter providers in both the U.S. and Europe, to become leaders in vertical flight, further expanding their offerings and global operations.

Halo and AAG, both manage fleets of some of the finest helicopters in the world and are leading providers of vertical lift and urban mobility services in their respective nations. This move will inject a new group of customers from Flexjet, the second-largest fractional jet provider in the world, and Sentient Jet, which has 8,000 active jet cardholders and will pave the way for a unique end-to-end travel solution not offered by any other provider. The structure of these companies and their relationships to each other will offer differentiators in the market that other brands will not be able to duplicate – from the safety of flying managed fleets to the packaging of end-to-end flight solutions – these acquisitions will rebrand what the private jet traveller will want in a provider.

09 April, 2021

Flexjet Grows Private Terminal Network in Van Nuys, California

Photo Dylan Patrick Photography

The Latest Private Terminal Opens at One of the World’s Busiest General Aviation Airports
3,000-Square-Foot Lounge Pays Homage to Van Nuys’ Local Aviation History
Other Flexjet Private Terminals Include White Plains, NY, Naples, FL and West Palm Beach, FL
More Private Terminals to Open and be Announced Later This Year

Flexjet LLC, a global leader in private jet travel, today announced the expansion of its private terminal network at the Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles, California. The company’s fourth terminal is on the Clay Lacy Executive Complex and features a 3,000 square-foot lounge available exclusively to Flexjet clients.

“In choosing to locate our Van Nuys private terminal at the Clay Lacy Executive Complex, we are able to offer our clients one of the most premium, private and secure locations,” said Flexjet Chief Operating Officer Megan Wolf. “And expanding our network of private terminals offers our clients another retreat as they travel with us.”

Flexjet’s growing network of private terminals gives its clients the opportunity to experience on the ground, the Red Label by Flexjet premium comfort and customization they enjoy in flight. Red Label by Flexjet mirrors a private flying experience that is as rewarding and empowering as owning one’s own aircraft, bridging the gap between traditional fractional ownership programs and whole-aircraft ownership.

07 January, 2021

Flexjet introduces complementary health nucleus 100+ premiere diagnostics screening

Flexjet,  one of the leading fractional private jet travel providers has introduced and invited its owners to receive complimentary, data-driven whole-genome sequencing screenings from the Health Nucleus 100+ programme. 

The goal is to help Flexjet Owners learn how they can live longer with a greater quality of life. This comprehensive, data-driven assessment from Flexjet’s brand partner, Health Nucleus, also includes whole-body MRI and advanced blood biomarker analysis, all of which can provide a complete picture of health and health risks early, when they are most treatable.

24 December, 2020

Flexjet First-in-Industry to Require Flight Crew COVID-19 Testing Before Each Tour of Duty

Flexjet LLC, an innovative leader in private aviation dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of its travellers and employees, today announced that they are the first and only large-scale operator in their industry to routinely test all of its more than 830 flight crew members for COVID-19 before each tour of duty.

Developed by a Rutgers University laboratory, called RUCDR Infinite Biologics, and administered by Vault Health, this at-home test is a PCR based test that utilizes a saliva sample. PCR tests are considered the “gold standard” of COVID-19 testing methodologies, because of their sensitivity and ability to directly detect small amounts of the virus’s genetic material.

03 December, 2020

Flexjet ploughs on with European expansion with first Embraer Praetor 600

Flexjet Ltd. has accepted delivery of the first Praetor 600 aircraft in its European-based fleet, marking a significant milestone in the expansion of the company’s global business. 

Flexjet is the only shared-ownership/fractional provider of the Praetor 600, part of a US$1.4 billion order for Embraer Executive Jets,  that was announced in October 2019.

European Managing Director Marine Eugène leads the team headquartered at Flexjet House in Mayfair, London. It also has its European Tactical Control Centre in the United Kingdom to coordinate flight logistics, while the firm has a maintenance facility in Milan 

“Flexjet has taken the time to lay the groundwork to properly serve those entering the shared aircraft ownership market in Europe,” said Eugène. “Now that we have the infrastructure in place, we are growing our fleet with the addition of our new Praetor 600 aircraft. The Praetor 600 will form part of our Red Label by Flexjet offering, bringing to European-based travelers a unique combination of innovative technology, luxury and premium service. Our objective is to give Owners the ability to travel not just in North America but throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East without leaving the safety and security of the Flexjet family.”

24 December, 2019

Flexjet becomes fleet launch customer for the Praetor 500 with the first delivery from a $1.4 Billion order.

One of the leading fractional private jet travel firms, Flexjet has accepted delivery of its first Embraer Praetor 500, part of a $1.4 billion order with Embraer Executive Jets for the Praetor 500 and 600 aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets. Flexjet is the fleet launch customer for the Praetor 500, expanding its fleet of superior midsized aircraft.

“We have long been partners with Embraer, helping to launch aircraft such as the Legacy Executive, the Phenom 300 and the Legacy 450. Now we take the next step in that relationship, making the Praetor 500 — the most technologically advanced aircraft in its category —available to Flexjet Owners first,” said Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro. “Just weeks from announcing our order, the Praetor 500 is here to offer unparalleled speed, range and performance for its category to Flexjet Owners.”

The Praetor 500 is the next generation of the Embraer Legacy 450, which Flexjet introduced to the market in 2016 and became a popular component of the premium Red Label by Flexjet offering. In competing head-to-head with the Citation Latitude, the Legacy 450 stands out with 7.5 percent more cabin volume and an additional 23 cubic feet of baggage space, to name just a few of the superior features. The Praetor 500 outperforms both of them with its larger cabin seats, increased fuel efficiency and range.

20 December, 2019

Flexjet’s Aspen World Snow Polo Championship Experience, the Only One of Its Kind in North America

-Flexjet LLC, a global leader in fractional private jet travel, today announced an exciting snow polo sponsorship. The company is an official sponsor of the 2019 Aspen World Snow Polo Championship to be held December 18-20, 2019. In addition, Flexjet will sponsor the Flexjet Polo Team, led by Melissa Ganzi, throughout 2020.

“Polo has long been called the sport of kings, and it is a passion of many of our Owners,” said Megan Wolf, Flexjet Chief Operating Officer. “We are pleased to sponsor the Aspen World Snow Polo Championship, the final stop on the yearlong polo circuit and the only event of its kind in North America. It’s a wonderful opportunity for polo fans to have a quick getaway before the holidays in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and has become a seasonal tradition among many of our Owners.” Wolf noted that this is Flexjet’s sixth year sponsoring the event.

22 October, 2019

Flexjet Announces $1.4 Billion Aircraft Order from Embraer Executive Jets

Flexjet LLC, a global leader in fractional private jet travel, today announced that it has placed a $1.4 billion order with Embraer Executive Jets, a division of Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3), for the Praetor mid- and super midsized aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets.

Embraer Executive Jets President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Amalfitano and Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro made the announcement at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas.

“The spirit of innovation at Embraer keeps us coming back time and again because it dovetails perfectly with our commitment to provide the youngest, most modern fleet to our Owners,” said Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro. “These aircraft are sure to be crowd-pleasers with their extraordinarily long-range and impressive speed for aircraft of their size.”

In 2016, Flexjet introduced the midsized Embraer Legacy 450 to the fractional ownership market. Since that time, the Legacy 450 has proven exceptionally popular as a key component of the premium Red Label by Flexjet offering. In competing head-to-head with the Citation Latitude, the Legacy 450 stands out with 10 percent more cabin volume, a speed advantage of more than 40 MPH and an additional 40 cubic feet of baggage space, to name just a few of the superior features. And nearly 35,000 hours of flight data from Flexjet Owners fueled Embraer’s development of the Praetor.