Canada’s AirSprint signs order for 12 Embraer business jets


Canadian fractional ownership company AirSprint has signed a US$198m purchase agreement for up to 12 Legacy 450 aircraft from Embraer Executive Jets. The order consists of two firm orders with expected delivery in Q4 2016 and 10 purchase options with initial delivery dates starting in Q1 2017.

Deliveries of the Legacy 450 to AirSprint will begin as soon as the aircraft is awarded type certification by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is expected to occur in the fourth quarter.

“This order to renew Canada’s largest fractional aircraft fleet with the Legacy 450 is a remarkable beginning to our relationship with AirSprint, and an important milestone of our growth in the Canadian market,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets.

“AirSprint customers will be the first in the country to benefit from the true innovations that the Legacy 450 brings in terms of comfort, performance, efficiency, and availability.”

“The Legacy 450 is an exciting and important addition as we grow and evolve our fleet of aircraft,” said James Elian, president and COO of AirSprint. “With the addition this autumn of the Legacy 450, we will be able to enhance customers’ experience by providing faster, non-stop access to further away destinations, all with a level of comfort and luxury not previously available. We are thrilled to offer this new level of service to our owners.”

July 11, 2016

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