Flexjet Europe took delivery of its first Gulfstream G650 last week and expects to receive another of the ultra-long-range within the next six months, the fractional provider announced yesterday.
Delivery of the G650 was made at Malta Airport, where the aircraft is registered and employed by Flexjet Europe's Maltese operation. This marks the first time the G650 has become available in Europe in a shared-ownership program. Following the award of its Maltese air operator certificate last year, Flexjet has expanded its team there, as well as relocated its operational center to a larger location in Malta’s Ta’Xbiex district.
The G650 joins several super-midsize Embraer Praetor 600s that Flexjet has registered in Malta.
Flexjet Europe managing director Marine Eugene said the addition of the G650 enhances the company’s offering and helps it meet strong demand that has resulted in a 153 percent increase in fleet activity this year. With a range of nearly 11,500 kilometers (6,209 nm) and a top cruise speed of Mach 0.925, the G650 is “a significant investment that is a key milestone in our ambitious expansion plans,” Eugene added.