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Delta Air Lines unit adds five Wichita-built jets

Delta Private Jets’ aircraft acquisition includes this new Cessna Citation CJ3+ that it will base in Las Vegas.
Delta Private Jets’ aircraft acquisition includes this new Cessna Citation CJ3+ that it will base in Las Vegas. Courtesy photo

Delta Air Lines subsidiary Delta Private Jets has acquired five new and used business jets, all of which were manufactured in Wichita.

The acquisition includes a new Cessna Citation CJ3+, Citation XLS+, Citation Excel and Citation Sovereign+ — all of which were built at Textron Aviation’s Cessna plant on the east side of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport.

The company also purchased a Learjet 45XR, an out-of-production jet once built at Bombardier’s plant on the west side of Eisenhower.

“We’re committed to continuously updating our fleet to ensure our clients have luxurious, safe and convenient private jet travel at their fingertips,” David Sneed, Delta Private Jets executive vice president and COO, said in a news release.

The Kentucky based company didn’t disclose the value of the aircraft acquisition. It provides aircraft charter services, aircraft management and a Delta Private Jets Card service through a fleet of light, midsize, super-midsize and large business jets, including 70 that are equipped with wi-fi.

(Nov. 4, 2016)

Textron Aviation Cessna's Kevin Steinert discusses the business jet maker's newest -- and biggest -- airplane, from the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas. Video by Jerry Siebenmark / Nov. 18, 2015)

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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