Embraer, the Brazilian plane manufacturer, has delivered the first of three Praetor 500 jets to Canada-based AirSprint Private Aviation (AirSprint), the fractional jet ownership company. This was also the first Praetor 500 to be delivered in Canada. Two more Preator 500s will be delivered after AirSprint converted an order for two Legacy 450s to Praetor 500s earlier this year, the delivery of which will then see the Canadian company holding nine Embraer jets in its fleet.
“We are pleased that our partnership with AirSprint, which began in 2016, continues to grow as they expand their fleet. When we completed the first Legacy 450 to Praetor 500 conversion earlier this year, they were delighted to provide their customers with direct access to more Canadian destinations and experiences,” commented Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets.
“To be the first in Canada to accept a new Embraer Praetor 500 helps to solidify our position as an industry leader,” said James Elian, President & CEO of AirSprint. “AirSprint spearheaded Fractional Ownership in Canada. We were the first then, and over 20 years later, our team continues to deliver a private aviation experience above all others. Our growth as a company is due to our Fractional Owners’ commitment—and our long-standing relationships with stellar companies like Embraer.”