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flyExclusive Adds to Citation Fleet at NBAA-BACE

New Order Placed for up to 14 Cessna Business Jets for Fractional Operator

Textron Aviation has been movin' metal at NBAA-BACE, announcing a sale to flyExclusive for up to 14 additional Cessna Citation bizjets. 

The deal includes 8 Citation XLS Gen2 aircraft for delivery in 2024, and up to half a dozen Citation Longitudes. Those aircraft are expected to begin delivery in 2025. That's not all, as flyExclusive has exercised its option ot buy another 5 Citation CJ3+ aircraft from a previous order that allowed up to 30 of the type earlier this year. Those deliveries should start in 2024. 

The boom in business and charter aviation has been kind to fractional operator flyExclusive, one of the largest operators of Cessna Citations in the world. The operator owns 40 Citation Excels, 7 Sovereigns, 10 Encores, and a baker's dozen of Citation Xs in addition to a number of other makes and models in their 90-strong fleet.  
 
"We're proud that flyExclusive, a growing fractional operator, has chosen the Citation XLS Gen2 and Citation Longitude to offer comfortable, spacious and unforgettable experiences to their customers entering business aviation," said Ron Draper, CEO of Textron Aviation. "We appreciate their confidence in Textron Aviation as they continue to expand their already impressive Citation fleet and look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come."

“This agreement reinforces flyExclusive's rapid growth and further bolsters the company's offerings in the fractional space. We continue to elevate the private flying experience, delivering consistent, reliable, and world-class service for our customers,” said Jim Segrave, Chairman and CEO of flyExclusive. “We are proud to deepen our relationship with Textron Aviation and support high quality, American manufacturing. We appreciate Textron Aviation's support as we continue to grow into one of the largest private jet charter operators in the industry."

FMI: www.txtav.com, www.flyexclusive.com

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