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."
Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: Nov 20, 2013