São José dos Campos, January 7, 2010
– Embraer delivered the first Lineage 1000 executive jet to Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the end of December, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will begin operations for on-demand charter service in March 2010. AJA will be the largest Lineage 1000 operator, with a fleet of five aircraft.
“We are delighted to hand over the first Lineage 1000 to Al Jaber Aviation, and very proud to be playing a key role in AJA’s fleet expansion
,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Executive Jets. “We are especially honored by the confidence AJA has placed in our Executive Jets family. The company began operations in June 2009 with our Legacy 600 and is now expanding the fleet with the Lineage 1000
Al Jaber Aviation operates two Legacy 600 jets and has firm orders for four additional Lineage 1000s, plus four Legacy 450s and four Legacy 500s.
“This is a very exciting time for our company, and we are eager to begin the operation of this wonderful aircraft to support our growing business
,” said Dr. Mark Pierotti, Chief Operating Officer of Al Jaber Aviation. “By choosing the Lineage 1000, AJA will be able to offer its elite guests a superior level of service that has not been seen before in this region. We will be delivering new standards of excellence
.”About Al Jaber Aviation
AJA is a company of the Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Group. AJA started flying in June 2009 with two new Legacy 600 jets, offering VIP charter services from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. With a fleet of 21 aircraft on order, AJA is positioning to be a global leader in the rapidly growing VIP
charter market in the Middle East. For more information, visit www.AJAPrivateJets.com
About the Lineage 1000 jet
The ultra-large Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s biggest executive jet and can carry 19 passengers in five cabin zones. Its range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet is able to fly nonstop from London to Dubai; from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa); from New York to Moscow; or from Singapore to Sydney (Australia). The interior design gives priority to comfort and refinement, and was designed in conjunction with Priestman Goode, from the U.K. The cabin uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. A wide variety of configurations meets all passenger requirements with enough space to work, rest, and hold meetings. Optional items include Wi-Fi technology, access to the Internet, and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). An ample aft baggage compartment, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, has a total capacity of 323 cubic feet (9,140 liters) and is the largest among all competitors. Honeywell’s Primus Epic® integrated avionics system has five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multi-functional control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), autothrottle, weather radar with turbulence detection, and other state-of-the-art technologies. The Lineage 1000 is equipped with the latest electronic fly-by-wire flight control system. For more information about Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
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