Thrive Grows Citation Fleet with Sovereign+s

 - November 16, 2020, 12:50 PM
Textron Aviation's preowned Sovereign+s will join an expanding Cessna Citation fleet operated by Thrive Aviation. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Charter operator Thrive Aviation will take delivery of three preowned Cessna Citation Sovereign+s from Textron Aviation to meet demand for its services. With the addition of these twinjets, Thrive will operate an expanded fleet of Citations—also including two M2s, four CJ3+s, and one XLS+.

“Since the global Covid-19 pandemic began, more people are looking to private aviation as a means of traveling while limiting the spread of the virus,” said Thrive CEO Curtis Edenfield. “The delivery of these new aircraft will help us support increased demand and provide our clients with the well-being and peace of mind they seek for their families and businesses.”

Based at Henderson (Nevada) Executive Airport and with an expanded 21,000-sq-ft hangar at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Thrive is expected to take delivery of the new Citations by the end of the year once the midsize twinjets have undergone interior and exterior overhauls. “We look forward to continuing our growth with Textron Aviation in our future expansion plans,” Edenfield added.

“The delivery of these Citation business jets is a significant milestone for Thrive, which can now support a greater range of customers,” said senior v-p of sales and flight operations Rob Scholl.