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Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2013
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.