Charter operator and jet card provider Thrive Aviation has ordered three additional Cessna Citation Longitudes with deliveries to begin in December, Textron Aviation (Booth 965, Static A305) announced on Tuesday at NBAA-BACE. The order will increase Henderson, Nevada-based Thrive’s fleet to 15 Textron Aviation aircraft that includes Citation Sovereign+, XLS+, CJ3, and M2.
“Our guests love the Longitude—it’s a great mix of luxury and performance that has garnered quite the following,” said Thrive senior v-p of commercial Scott Musselwhite. “With the addition of three more Longitudes to our fleet, we’re better equipped to serve our growing demand nationwide; an expanding footprint that is a testament to our momentum and our future.”
Thrive CEO Curtis Edenfield noted the private aviation landscape has changed over the past 18 months and “we’re confident the expanded fleet of Citation Longitudes is exactly what our customers want and expect.”
In addition to its Henderson Executive Airport headquarters, Thrive operates a 30,000-sq-ft maintenance facility and hangar at Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport.