Flexjet Takes Delivery of Its First Gulfstreams

 - June 23, 2015, 11:16 AM

Gulfstream Aerospace today delivered the first two Gulfstream G450LXi models to Dallas-based Flexjet during a delivery ceremony at Gulfstream’s Savannah, Ga. headquarters, marking the first non-Bombardier aircraft to enter the fractional provider's fleet. These deliveries are part of Flexjet's firm order for 22 Gulfstreams—10 G450LXis, six G650LXis and six G500LXis—and options for 28 more that it placed in October during the launch event for the G500 and G600.

“When we placed this order with Gulfstream, we wanted to make sure we would be able to offer these new aircraft to our owners in a timely manner,” said Flexjet chairman Kenn Ricci. “The delivery of our first Gulfstream aircraft fulfills this commitment and commences a period in which we will be the only fractional provider adding new Gulfstreams to our fleet, making them available on an exclusive basis.” Flexjet's first G650LXi is expected to enter service early next year, followed by the G500LXi in 2018.

The LXi-series Gulfstreams, exclusive to Flexjet, are outfitted with customized interiors that include "unique touches and aesthetic themes" with a high level of "artisanal craftsmanship." One of the fractional provider's new G450LXi models will be publicly unveiled at the NBAA Regional Forum at Teterboro Airport on Thursday.