Providing business jets to those who want to fly them but not own them fully, fractional jet owner company Flexjet celebrated its 20th anniversary (May 2015) with the delivery of its first Gulfstream G450LXi, as part of an order for up to 50 new aircraft from the American manufacturer placed in October 2014.
The new aircraft is a nice addition to the fleet that also compromises the G500LXi (since October 2014) and from early 2016 the G650LXi. Flexjet unveiled its first G450LXi at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Regional Forum at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport on 25 June 2015.
Capable of being outfitted for up to 16 passengers, the G450LXi can travel 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km) with eight passengers, easily allowing for non-stop trips between the United States to European and South American destinations.
The G650LXi that will enter service early in 2016 will seat 12 passengers, yet can fly farther and faster. Its range of 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) enables it to travel nonstop from the U.S. to Europe or Asia. The G500LXi Flexjet received in October is capable of flying 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 km).
In total the approximately six years old and includes the Bombardier Learjet 45LXi and 75LXi, the Bombardier Challenger 300/350 and 604/605, the Bombardier Global Express and the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650.
Featured image: The Gulfstream G450 (Image © Gulfstream Aerospace)