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Starting in 2013, NetJets will add Phenom 300 Platinum Edition planes to its already impressive fleet of 13 kinds of private jets that service more than 170 countries around the world. The Phenom 300 holds up to seven passengers and tops out at a cool 495 mph — ensuring you get where you need to go, and fast. The jet features a roomy cabin with plenty of leg and headroom, plus large windows (so you can get a great view of the mountains or the ocean as you fly) and two distinct temperature zones, so if you’re flying with someone who likes the plane a lot cooler, you won’t have to settle for wrapping up in a blanket.
In March 2011, NetJets also announced the purchase of at least 50 business jets from Bombardier Aerospace, include 30 Global 5000 Vision and Global Express XRS Vision planes, which are expected to join the fleet by the end of 2012. Twenty of Bombardier’s newest jets — the luxe Global 7000 and Global 8000 — will be added in 2017.
But you don’t have to wait until 2017 to experience all those modern amenities. Since May 2011, NetJets has been updating the cabin décor of its entire fleet with fresh new colors and fabrics — so your jet will feel like new no matter which one you fly in. (The refurbishment is scheduled to be completed in 2013.) New carpeting, made from New Zealand wool is being installed and the leather is being replaced in the cabin seating with new, sleeker seat base colors. New wall paneling and darker fabrics will provide a contrast that gives the interior a cozy, modern feel. So go ahead and snuggle up with a blanket and indulge in a gourmet chocolate chip cookie — you’re flying NetJets after all.