Textron Aviation and NetJets announced a record-breaking fleet agreement this week for the option for NetJets to purchase up to 1,500 additional Cessna Citation business jets over the next 15 years.
Cessna Citation jets combine reliability, efficiency and comfort with advanced technology and performance. According to the companies, the deal extends NetJets’ existing fleet agreement and includes options for an increasing number of aircraft each year, enabling NetJets to expand its fleet with Cessna Citation Ascend, Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude aircraft.
NetJets has also been revealed to be the fleet launch customer for Textron Aviation’s new Citation Ascend jet, with deliveries to begin in 2025 when the jet is expected to enter into service.
“NetJets customers around the world continually select Citations as their aircraft of choice. We’re honoured to be the largest provider of industry-leading aircraft to NetJets and look forward to continuing to work together to design and deliver the best aviation experience based on customer feedback,” said Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron Aviation.
“Expanding and adding the Citation Ascend to the NetJets fleet will provide its global customers with even more versatility and flexibility to accomplish their missions, building upon the exceptional performance and popularity of the Latitude and Longitude.”
Doug Henneberry, NetJets Executive Vice President, Aircraft Asset Management noted: “As a long-time, trusted ally who shares our commitment to safety and service, Textron Aviation is the ideal partner to help us expand our offerings to NetJets Owners with the introduction of the new Ascend to our midsize jet class, as well as by growing our overall fleet.
“Based on past demand for the popular Citation Latitude and Longitude, the new Ascend and all our new Citations will undoubtedly be well received by our Owners, particularly those who depend on NetJets to help them do more and miss less.”