Multi-aircraft Cessna Citation business jet delivery announced by Textron Aviation and Thrive Aviation

Textron Aviation and Las Vegas-based private aviation charter operator, Thrive Aviation, announced the delivery of three preowned Cessna Citation Sovereign+ business jets. The midsize Cessna Citation Sovereign+ is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation

Thrive Aviation is a private aviation company dedicated to providing proactive service and elevated flight experiences for its guests across North America. With a newly opened corporate headquarters at Henderson Executive Airport, Thrive Aviation’s footprint in Las Vegas includes an expanded, private 21,000 square foot hangar at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

 “The delivery of these Citation business jets is a significant milestone for Thrive, which can now support a greater range of customers and accommodate their every aviation need – a vision we share at Textron Aviation,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, Sales and Flight Operations, Textron Aviation.  “We appreciate the work that Thrive does and it’s exciting to witness their continued growth as they deliver passenger solutions for various mission profiles.”

 “We are proud to carry nearly every Cessna Citation model,” said Curtis Edenfield, CEO, Thrive Aviation. “We look forward to continuing our growth with Textron Aviation in our future expansion plans.”

By the end of 2020 fourth quarter, Thrive Aviation will boast an impressive offering of 11 Cessna Citation jets. The three Sovereign+ aircraft are currently going through extensive interior and exterior overhauls, including paint to match Thrive Aviation’s flagship livery design. These jets will join the company’s existing array of aircraft, including two Cessna Citation M2 entry-level jets, four Cessna Citation CJ3+ light-jets, and one Cessna Citation XLS+ midsize business jet.

 “Since the global COVID-19 pandemic began, more people are looking to private aviation as a means of traveling while limiting the spread of the virus,” continued Edenfield. “The delivery of these new aircraft will help us support increased demand and provide our clients with the well-being and peace of mind they seek for their families and businesses.”