Textron Aviation Logs flyExclusive CJ3+ Order

April began for CJP Platinum Plus Partner Textron Aviation with an order for up to 30 Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jets from Exclusive Jets, LLC, operating as flyExclusive. The private jet charter operator expects to take delivery of five aircraft next year, with the option to purchase additional aircraft for deliveries through 2025.

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flyExclusive Chairman and Founder Jim Segrave noted the aircraft continues his company’s position as one of the larger Citation operators in the world. The company’s fleet includes CJ3s, Citation X, Citation Sovereign, Citation Excel/ XLS and Citation Encore aircraft.

The new CJ3+ jets will be used to support flyExclusive’s Jet Club, Partner and new fractional program. “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,” Segrave added.

“We appreciate customers like flyExclusive, who see the value in operating a broad range of jets from the Citation family,” said Textron Aviation President and CEO Ron Draper. “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.”

Based in Kinston, NC, flyExclusive is the third-largest Part 135 charter operator in the U.S.