NetJets announced today that its recent acceptance of a 25th Challenger 650 fulfills more than $10 billion in firm orders placed by the fractional provider for Bombardier Challengers and Globals, Embraer Phenom 300s, and Cessna Citation Latitudes between 2010 and 2012. The original firm orders were for 50 Phenom 300s, 25 Citation Latitudes, 75 Challenger 350s, 25 Challenger 650s, and 30 Global 5000/6000s.
“Taking delivery of our 25th Challenger 650 fulfills a promise to our owners to bring them the finest fleet in the sky,” said NetJets executive v-p and COO Alan Bobo. “Each of the aircraft in our fleet is selected to deliver safety, speed, and comfort to our owners and their guests.”
Additionally, NetJets has taken delivery of 163 optional aircraft orders that were later converted to firm orders. In total, the company has accepted 368 new aircraft since 2012.
NetJets said it has more firm orders for the Phenom 300, Citation Latitude, Citation Longitude, Global 6000, and Global 7500, adding that it “is always evaluating future aircraft that will enhance the service and experience to our owners while meeting NetJets’ operational standards of efficiency and reliability.”
The fractional provider said aircraft selection is guided by its customers’ collective requirements, as well as the desire to offer modern aircraft that are safe and reliable. “The 650 fit that description perfectly with advanced avionics and safety equipment, comfort with the widest cabin in its segment, and the range and other capabilities our owners need. It fits perfectly in our fleet as an ‘entry-level’ large-cabin aircraft with coast-to-coast range and a flight attendant.”