Embraer Executive Jets achieved a new milestone last Tuesday when Cleveland-based Flexjet took delivery of Embraer’s 1,000th business jet. This significant landmark occurs a little more than a decade after the Company fully committed to the business aviation market, establishing a new standard by designing products that brought game-changing features and amenities from larger business jets to the entry-level segment.
“I’m thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our global team. In a remarkably short period we have populated the business aviation market with the most advanced and reliable aircraft in the industry. Delivering 1,000 business jets to more than 60 countries in just over a decade reflects our strong ability to listen to our customers and respond to them with innovative solutions for different needs,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “We are especially pleased to celebrate this important achievement with our distinguished customer, Flexjet, which has honored us with their trust since we first entered business aviation.”
Embraer Executive Jets’ 1,000th aircraft, a midsize Legacy 500, is the fourth of its kind to join the Flexjet fleet and is part of a firm order for both Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 jets. Flexjet offers travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets. Its fractional program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft — some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry — including Embraer Executive Jets’ bestselling Phenom 300.
“Embraer’s Legacy midsized aircraft are a natural progression for us since they meet a growing demand for jets with larger cabins, longer range capabilities and industry-leading operating economics,” said Michael Silvestro, Flexjet’s Chief Executive Officer. “As part of the Red Label by Flexjet fleet, the Legacy 500 and 450 will effectively deliver the speed, luxury and performance our Owners expect.”
Since entering the business jet market, Embraer Executive Jets has built a premium support network of more than 75 owned and authorized service centers worldwide that has earned top ratings in multiple industry customer satisfaction surveys.