Flexjet accepts delivery of new Legacy 500

Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world´s most luxurious fleet of private jets, has accepted delivery of the 1,000th business jet ever built by Embraer Executive Jets, a division of Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3), the company said.

The midsized Legacy 500 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.

Taking a milestone delivery from Embraer, one of the world´s most innovative OEMs (original equipment manufacturer), together with Flexjet´s commitment to establishing their midsized program via the Legacy 500 and 450, deepens a powerful partnership. That relationship began with the now-iconic Phenom 300 super-light jet, which has been enormously popular among Flexjet Owners. Over the past 15 years, 50 Embraer aircraft have joined the combined fleets managed by Directional Aviation, Flexjet´s parent.

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 unlike any ever available before from a fractional operator. Red Label jets provide premium comfort, customization and service that simulate a private flying experience as rewarding and empowering as owning one´s own aircraft.

This will be Flexjet´s fourth Legacy 500 aircraft delivery, and Owner response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, with shares selling beyond expectations.

Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2015. It offers fractional jet ownership and leasing.