Kinston, North Carolina – Today, flyExclusive, announced it has entered into a purchase agreement with Textron Aviation for up to 14 additional Cessna Citation business jets. flyExclusive will purchase eight Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 aircraft to be delivered in 2024, and up to six Citation Longitudes, with initial deliveries of the first two Longitudes in 2025.
“This agreement reinforces flyExclusive's rapid growth and further bolsters the company's offerings in the fractional space. We continue to elevate the private flying experience, delivering consistent, reliable, and world-class service for our customers,” said Jim Segrave, Chairman and CEO, flyExclusive. “We are proud to deepen our relationship with Textron Aviation and support high quality, American manufacturing. We appreciate Textron Aviation's support as we continue to grow into one of the largest private jet charter operators in the industry."
These aircraft will provide customers of flyExclusive Fractional additional options in the midsize and super-midsize segments.
"We're proud that flyExclusive, a growing fractional operator, has chosen the Citation XLS Gen2 and Citation Longitude to offer comfortable, spacious and unforgettable experiences to their customers entering business aviation," said Ron Draper, president & 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."
This announcement is in addition to flyExclusive’s agreement earlier this year for up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jets and creates new opportunities to expand its fractional offering for customers.
flyExclusive Fractional owners enjoy a host of benefits, including:
To learn more about flyExclusive’s range of private jet charter offerings or to inquire about becoming a Jet Club Member, visit www.flyexclusive.com.
flyExclusive is a premiere Part 135 owner/operator of private jet experiences that surpass expectations for quality, convenience, and safety. From a world-class Jet Club to an unmatched private charter and fractional ownership opportunities, clients who fly with the company receive 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 network of personalized private aviation with on-demand flights that can service a myriad of specialized trip needs. flyExclusive is headquartered in Kinston, North Carolina with services provided across North America, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia and beyond. To learn more, visit www.flyexclusive.com.
About Textron Aviation
We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com
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