General Aviation flyExclusive orders up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ business jets

Textron Aviation has announced an order from flyExclusive for up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ jets.

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Aircraft manufacturer Textron Aviation and company Exclusive Jets LLC, operating as flyExclusive, have signed a purchase agreement for up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ business jets. Five aircraft will be delivered initially, with the option to add further aircraft.

The first five CJ3+ will be delivered to flyExclusive in 2023. If the purchase options are being exercised, additional aircraft could join the operator´s fleet through 2025. With this latest order, the company underlines its position as leading Citation owner/operator in the world.

Jim Segrave, Chairman and Founder, flyExclusive, commented: “This expansion launches flyExclusive into the fractional space. We are committed to redefining the private flying experience, providing the full suite of products for our customers, all delivering consistent, reliable and world-class service […] We are proud to continue our relationship with Textron Aviation as we bring the CJ3+ into our esteemed fleet. The addition of these new CJ3+ aircraft will allow us to expand our capabilities to support our continuing growth as one of the largest private jet charter operators in the industry.”

Ron Draper, President and CEO, Textron Aviation, added: “This order brings the efficiency and comfort of the Citation CJ3+ to a new audience of customers through flyExclusive’s programs […] We appreciate customers like flyExclusive, who see the value in operating a broad range of jets from the Citation family. The operating economics of Citations, combined with the global network of service and support available through Textron Aviation, ensures continued productivity and enjoyment throughout the ownership experience.”

FlyExclusive is the third largest Part 135 charter operator in the United States. With a fleet of 85 light, midsize, super-midsize and heavy jets, the operator is offering private jet charter experiences. The Cessna citation fleet consists of the Citation X, Citation Sovereign, Citation Excel/ XLS, Citation CJ3 and Citation Encore aircraft models.

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