Embraer Executive Jets Announces Purchase Agreement with Arab Wings for
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 19, 2013
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer Executive
Jets announced today, at the 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow, the signature
of a purchase agreement for an ultra-large Lineage 1000 to Arab Wings. The
aircraft will be managed on behalf of an undisclosed customer and be available
for third party charter. The aircraft will join a super midsize Legacy 600 and
large Legacy 650 already on Arab Wings' AOC, operating out of its Jordan base.
Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for the first semester of 2014.
"We are honored by the confidence Arab Wings has shown in Embraer by selecting
the Lineage 1000 to expand its business aircraft fleet in the ultra-large
category," said Colin Steven, Vice President EMEA, Embraer Executive Jets.
"The Middle-East is the largest market for the Lineage 1000, which perfectly
matches passengers' expectations in the region, offering unparalleled comfort
in the cabin with its five distinct zones providing space to both work and
relax. The aircraft's huge baggage compartment, accessible in flight, is also
appreciated for long-distance flying."
"We currently operate the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 and are excited to
introduce the Lineage 1000 which will become our first ultra large aircraft,"
said Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh, CEO of Arab Wings. "The Embraer business jets offer
incredible reliability, superb operating costs and we are delighted to be
adding the Lineage 1000 to our fleet, especially in a successful and busy
charter operation market."
The Lineage 1000 is the flagship of Embraer Executive Jets' seven-aircraft
portfolio. As the only business jet in its category providing up to 19
passengers with five distinct and spacious cabin zones, the Lineage 1000 is
the ultimate in comfort and state-of-the-art technology to facilitate work or
rest in flight. Onboard amenities include a queen-size bed, en-suite shower
and complete audio and entertainment systems. A pressurized walk-in aft
baggage area, which is the largest in its category, is conveniently accessible
throughout the flight.It is equipped with an advanced avionics suite,
auto-throttle and a fly-by-wire flight control system, which provide pilots a
highly intuitive and professional cockpit for safe and smooth trips.
The Lineage 1000's range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 kilometers) affords
such nonstop flights from Dubai to London, Tokyo or Cape Town, with eight
passengers and NBAA IFR fuel reserves.
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About Arab Wings
Founded in 1975 in Jordan, Arab Wings is owned by the International Wings
Group (www.iwgaviation.com), the Jordan-based group which also owns the Royal
Jordanian Air Academy, Queen Noor Civil Aviation Technical College, and Gulf
Wings (in the United Arab Emirates). The company operates and manages a fleet
of small, midsize, super midsize, and large-cabin executive jets. Arab Wings'
private air transportation portfolio includes charter services, aircraft
management, and turnkey solutions.
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