New Aircraft Coming Soon
NetJets Expands Its worldwide Fleet
Building on the overwhelming popularity of the Citation Latitude® and the historical success of the Citation Sovereign® and Citation X® programs, we are taking steps to further cement our long-term partnership with Textron Aviation. Our new agreement will give us the ability to add up to 175 super-midsize Citation Longitude® aircraft as well as up to 150 of the new large cabin Citation Hemisphere® to our fleet. In addition, we will be continuing our relationship with Bombardier with plans for deliveries of the Bombardier Global 7500® as early as 2021.
“As the worldwide leader in private aviation, we seek out products that raise the bar and deliver an exceptional travel experience to our Owners and their passengers."Adam Johnson, Chairman and CEO, NetJets.
NETJETS + TEXTRON AVIATION: A LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP
These new aircraft will expand our highly requested fleet of supermidsize aircraft. Its range and speed will make the Citation Longitude the perfect aircraft for a coast-to-coast flight, or a trip to Hawaii. The Longitude is already renowned for having the quietest cabin in its class. Together with its ample legroom and large windows, this aircraft will create a very restful travel experience for our Owners.
We have identified a strong demand at the entry-level of the large cabin segment. For this reason, we are looking forward to becoming a launch customer for Textron Aviation’s largest-ever business jet, the Citation Hemisphere. We will work closely with them—the first collaboration of this kind—to develop a large cabin aircraft that meets the highest safety and performance standards consistent with our Owners’ expectations. We have entered into an agreement that provides the ability to acquire up to 150 Citation Hemispheres. The first flight of the Citation Hemisphere is expected in 2020, with Federal Aviation Administration certification and first deliveries expected in 2025. We believe that the Hemisphere will become a class-leading product, with the performance, cabin comfort, and efficiency that our Owners appreciate and that Textron Aviation is known for.
We are also thrilled to continue our relationship with Bombardier. In 2021, we will begin accepting deliveries of the Global 7500, Bombardier’s newest and largest ultra-long-range aircraft. This incredible new jet will offer our Owners more expansive range than any other aircraft in the NetJets fleet. The cutting-edge design features four distinct cabin zones, which allows for separate areas for work, entertainment, dining, and rest. The aircraft also features a new seat design offering flawless comfort when reclined, an inflight-accessible baggage compartment, and a full-service galley with an experienced flight attendant.
1. Aircraft endurance approximations are based on zero wind, ISA conditions, no runway or temperature restrictions, and two passengers at long-range cruise speed.
All statistics are accurate as of October 2018.