Embraer Executive Jets Announces Purchase Agreement with Arab Wings for Lineage 1000 Aircraft
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
The Lineage 1000 is the flagship of Embraer Executive Jets’ seven-aircraft portfolio, providing up to 19 passenger seating.
DUBAI - Embraer Executive Jets announced today at the Dubai Airshow, the 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.
Colin Steven, vice president EMEA, Embraer Executive Jets, said: “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.
“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.”
Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh, chief executive officer of Arab Wings, added: “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.
“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.”
Onboard amenities include a queen-size bed, en-suite shower, audio and entertainment systems and a pressurized walk-in aft baggage area accessible throughout the flight.
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.