ORLANDO, Florida–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Textron Aviation today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Exclusive Jets, LLC, doing business as flyExclusive, for up to 14 additional Cessna Citation business jets. flyExclusive has agreed to purchase eight Cessnas Citation XLS Gen2 aircraft to be delivered in 2024, and up to six Longitudes of quoteswith initial deliveries of the first two Longitude aircraft expected in 2025. These aircraft will offer flyExclusive’s split program customers additional options in the midsize and super-midsize segments.
In addition, the company exercised its option to purchase five additional Citation CJ3+ aircraft from its order for up to 30 CJ3+ jets earlier this year. These aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2024.
Cessna Citation business jets are designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a textron inc. (NYSE:TXT).
“We are proud that flyExclusive, a growing fractional operator, has chosen the Citation XLS Gen2 and Citation Longitude to deliver comfortable, spacious and unforgettable experiences to their customers entering business aviation,” said Ron Draper, President and CEO, Textron Aviation.We appreciate their confidence in Textron Aviation as they continue to expand their already impressive Citation fleet and look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.”
flyExclusive is one of the largest owners/operators of Citations in the world. The company operates a fleet of Cessna Citation jet aircraft, including the Citation X, Citation Sovereign, Citation Excel/XLS, Citation CJ3/CJ3+ and Citation Encore/Encore+ aircraft models.
“This deal reinforces flyExclusive’s rapid growth and further strengthens the company’s offerings in the fractional space. We continue to improve the private flight experience, delivering consistent, reliable and world-class service to our customers,” said Jim Segrave, president and CEO of flyExclusive. “We are proud to deepen our relationship with Textron Aviation and support high quality American manufacturing. We appreciate the support of Textron Aviation as we continue to grow into one of the largest private jet charter operators in the industry. »
Owning and operating its fleet of 90 light, medium, super-medium and heavy jets, flyExclusive, based in Kinston, NC, is one of the premier owner/operators of Part 135 private jet experiences. company offers Jet Club, Partner and fractional programs.
About the Citation XLS Gen2
The Citation XLS Gen2 equips operators with speeds of up to 441 knots (817 kilometers per hour) with a maximum range of 2,100 nautical miles (3,889 kilometers), a takeoff field length of 3,600 feet (1,097 meters) and climbs to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) in 30 minutes. While maintaining key performance specs, the XLS Gen2 also includes increased payload capabilities and an advanced intuitive wireless cabin management system with touchscreen moving map monitor, wireless charging and data ports. USB charging at each cabin seat.
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With a range of 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 kilometers) and a full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds (726 kilograms), the Citation Longitude is designed to elevate passenger expectations in the super-midsize class by offering the cabin the quietest, a low-altitude cabin (4,950 ft / 1,509 m at 41,000 ft), more standard features and a comfortable, bespoke interior. Seating up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat, the Longitude features a 6-foot-high flat-floor cabin. A standard double club setup offers the most legroom in the super-intermediate category. Fully mosquito net seats are designed and manufactured in-house, and a spacious baggage compartment is accessible in flight. State-of-the-art cabin technology allows passengers to manage their surroundings and entertainment from any mobile device.
About Textron Aviation
We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has enabled our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a portfolio that includes everything from business jets, turboprops and high-performance pistons to special mission, military training and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive portfolio of aerospace products in the world. world and a workforce that produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft in the world. Customers in over 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aerospace, defense, industrial and financial companies to provide its customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known worldwide for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, EZ-GO, Arctic Cat and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.
flyExclusive is one of the premier Part 135 owner/operators of private jet experiences that exceed expectations for quality, convenience and safety. From a world-class Jet Club to unparalleled private charter and timeshare opportunities, guests who travel with the company benefit from a curated experience that anticipates their needs for consistency, comfort and style. As one of the world’s largest operators of Cessna Citation aircraft with a floating fleet of 90 light to heavy jets, flyExclusive offers access to a personalized private aviation network with on-demand flights that can meet your a myriad of specialized travel needs. flyExclusive is headquartered in Kinston, NC, with services provided in North America, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia and beyond. To learn more, visit www.flyexclusive.com.
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