Embraer has signed a contract for the sale of one Legacy 650 large executive jet to an undisclosed customer from Jordan. The announcement was made, today, at the 2010 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2010), in Geneva, Switzerland. The aircraft will be managed on behalf of the owner by private jet charter operator Arab Wings, also based in Jordan. This deal is already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog of the first quarter 2010.
“We are honored by the acquisition of this Legacy 650, which will be operated and managed by Arab Wings, a respected and renowned company in the Middle East region”, said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “The Legacy 650 will establish a new concept for business travel, offering an extended range of 3,900 nautical miles with the same superior comfort of the Legacy 600, which is a very successful aircraft in the region.”
The jet is scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2010. It will be based in and operate out of Jordan. Arab Wings will also add a Phenom 100 entry level jet to its fleet, this year.
“We see an increasing demand for our aircraft handling services in the region, and this Legacy 650 will be the newest addition to our fast-growing fleet of managed aircraft,” said Ahmad Abughazaleh, CEO of Arab Wings.
About Arab Wings
Founded in 1975, Arab Wings is owned by the International Wings Group (iwg aviation.com), the same Jordan-based group that 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.
About the Legacy 650 executive jet
The large-cabin Legacy 650 carries 13 passengers (standard configuration). The quiet and refined cabin features a high-end interior, with leather seats, divan, credenza, and tables for meals or meetings. There is also a spacious galley for preparing hot and cold meals, an ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and satellite communication. Optional High-Speed Data (HSD) SwiftBroadband equipment and Wi-Fi technology enable customers to browse the Internet, access emails, and transfer files during flight, providing better use of time, increased work productivity and more entertainment possibilities. The aircraft has a large baggage compartment that is easily accessed during flight, and has a total capacity of 240 cubic feet (6,800 liters).
Powered by two highly efficient Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2 engines, the jet has a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.80. Its range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 km) with four passengers, or 3,800 nautical miles (7,038 km) with eight passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the aircraft can fly nonstop from London (UK) to New York (USA); Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to London or Singapore; Miami (USA) to São Paulo (Brazil); Singapore to Sydney (Australia); or Mumbai (India) to Central Europe.
The Legacy 650 also features Honeywell Primus Elite™ avionics. The flight deck incorporates an upgraded graphical user interface, enabling smarter and faster decisions while reducing pilot workload. Highly reliable liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors add graphics capabilities not possible with cathode ray tubes (CRT). Coupled Vertical Navigation (VNAV); Required Navigation Performance (RNP) 0.3; Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A Controller-to-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC); charts and maps; satellite weather; Wide Area Augmentation System – Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance Approaches (WAAS/LPV); and SmartRunway™ and SmartLanding™ Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) are some of the new features available. Primus Elite™ also permits the inclusion of Honeywell’s award-winning SmartView™ Synthetic Vision System (SVS).
The list price of the Legacy 650 under 2010 economic conditions is US$ 29.50 million. For more information about Embraer Executive Jets, visit EmbraerExecutiveJets.com/.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On March 31, 2010, Embraer (embraer.com) had a workforce of 16,792 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.0 billion.
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