Flexjet accepts delivery of 1,000th Legacy 500

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Flexjet has accepted delivery a new Legacy 500, the 1,000th business jet ever built by Embraer Executive Jets. The midsized jet was delivered at the Embraer Executive Jets’ Customer Center in Melbourne, Florida, and is part of an order Flexjet placed with Embraer in 2015 that includes the new Legacy 450, due to enter service later this spring.

“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.”

The Legacy 500 is part of Flexjet’s Red Label, which features access to the world’s newest fractional private jet fleet, flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft and artisan cabin interiors. This will be Flexjet’s fourth Legacy 500 aircraft delivery, and owner response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic with shares selling beyond expectations, according to the company.

“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 and 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.”

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