Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world´s most luxurious fleet of private jets, has accepted delivery of the award-winning Gulfstream G650, expanding the company´s portfolio of Gulfstream aircraft, the company said.
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.
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.
The Red Label program delivers to fractional Owners a private flying experience as personalized as whole aircraft ownership. Red Label offers access to the world´s youngest fractional jet fleet, custom cabin interiors and flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft, something that is unique in the fractional market.
The first of the Flexjet G650s will feature the “Cosmos” interior, which, like Flexjet´s other customized cabin interiors, incorporates colors and materials not typically seen in private aviation. One of the four distinct sections of the cabin is a private stateroom with a custom-installed, large-screen television.
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 22nd anniversary in May 2017. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet´s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation´s Industry Audit Standard, is the first and only company to be honored with 18 FAA Diamond Awards for Excellence, upholds an ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating and is IS-BAO compliant.