Charter operator Thrive Aviation has placed an order for a Gulfstream G600 set to deliver in the third quarter, marking a new relationship between the Savannah, Georgia-based airframer and the Las Vegas-based Part 135 operator’s move into long-range business jets. “We're not only thrilled about our new relationship with Gulfstream but also elated to bring yet another option to our clients and partners in a market that is starving for inventory,” said Thrive CEO Curtis Edenfield.
The announcement comes as Thrive is set to expand its super-midsize fleet with the order of three additional Cessna Citation Longitudes expected to be delivered in the first and second quarters. The addition of the G600 will bring its owned and managed fleet to 18. “Our entry into this new aircraft class and our blossoming partnership with Gulfstream is a testament to what we're building here at Thrive,” Edenfield added.
Thrive’s existing owned and managed fleet comprises the Citation Longitude, Sovereign+, XLS+, CJ3+, and M2, as well as the Dassault Falcon 2000.