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Flexjet Adds Two Prestigious Gulfstream G650s to its Portfolio of Jets

Flexjet Adds Two Prestigious Gulfstream G650s to its Portfolio of Jets

10/07/2017

Flexjet Adds Two Prestigious Gulfstream G650s to its Portfolio of Jets

  • Today sees the first G650 delivery; next week the second
  • Fastest non-supersonic jet to go around the world with just one fuel stop
  • Cabin features four distinct sections including a private stateroom
  • Sixteen panoramic windows flood the cabin with sunlight
  • Flexjet’s Gulfstream portfolio also to include the G500 in early 2018

Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today accepted delivery of the award-winning Gulfstream G650, expanding the company’s portfolio of Gulfstream aircraft.

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Flexjet accepted delivery of its first Gulfstream G650 at the Global Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio ...

Flexjet accepted delivery of its first Gulfstream G650 at the Global Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio Friday Oct. 6, 2017. (Jason Miller/AP Images for Flexjet)

Flexjet Chairman Kenn Ricci and Flexjet CEO Michael Silvestro joined employees at the fractional jet provider’s global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, to celebrate delivery of the first G650 to the fleet. A second G650 will be delivered next week.

“The ultra-long range category has continued to grow year over year. With more than 250 Gulfstream G650 aircraft in operation to date, it is an iconic aircraft in this class. To see the Flexjet livery on one of the finest aircraft in business aviation is truly a proud moment for all of us,” said Ricci. “This is a pivotal moment in Flexjet’s history as we solidify our position as a major player in the global private aviation space.”

These will be the eighth and ninth Gulfstream aircraft to join the Flexjet fleet out of a total order of 50, including seven G450s delivered previously. In early 2018, eight of the highly anticipated Gulfstream G500 aircraft – the successor to the Gulfstream G450 – also will join the fleet. Flexjet will be the North American launch customer of the G500.

As a Red Label by Flexjet aircraft, this G650 will have an assigned flight crew. Flexjet G650 pilots have been type-rated for the aircraft with more than 125 hours of training, including training in a type-specific simulator with reenacted real-life situations as well as in the air. That training is in addition to the required minimum of 2,500 hours of total flight experience all Flexjet pilots must complete. The jet’s flight attendants also underwent exhaustive training specific to the aircraft.

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