Embraer Executive Jets appoints AirPros as new Aircraft Sales Representative in Saudi Arabia
Farnborough, UK, February 4, 2013 - Embraer Executive Jets today announced the appointment of AirPros, a subsidiary of the Khaled Juffali Company, as its Authorized Sales Representative (ASR) for its entire, seven-aircraft portfolio of business aircraft in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“With its parent company Khaled Juffali Group having a strong business and financial presence in Saudi Arabia, this makes AirPros a perfect choice as a strategic partner,” said Colin Steven, Vice President Sales, Europe, Middle-East & Africa, Embraer Executive Jets. “The Kingdom is a very specialized market, which offers great potential for the entire range of our corporate jet family that includes seven different models ranging from the entry-level Phenom 100 through to the ultra-large Lineage 1000 corporate jet.”
AirPros, part of the Khaled Juffali Company, benefits from the vast experience the Juffali family has in the luxury product market and their long history of trading in Saudi Arabia. Juffali represents market-leading brands in the auto and yacht industries and already has an established business in the aviation industry with a joint venture and partnerships with industry leaders.
“This partnership is an important milestone for AirPros,” said Sheikh Khaled A. Juffali - Chairman - Khaled Juffali group of companies. “We are proud to add Embraer Executive Jets to the list of prestigious products and companies we support in the region and very much look forward to expanding the Embraer Executive Jet family in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
The formation of this partnership coincides with the visit of Embraer Executive Jets’ top-of-the-range aircraft, the Lineage 1000. The largest of seven models in the Embraer Executive Jet portfolio, the Lineage 1000 is a flying home away from home that features the only five-zone VIP cabin in the industry. It includes an executive stateroom with a double bed and an en-suite lavatory which includes a stand-up shower. It also offers the largest inflight-accessible baggage compartment in the ultra-large class.
The Lineage 1000 platform, including its commercial variants, has accumulated more than seven million flight hours across a fleet of almost 1,000 aircraft worldwide. In the Middle East alone, these platforms are renowned for their reliability and worldwide support and are in operation with Egypt Air, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Gulf Air, Oman and Saudi Armco.
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About Khaled Juffali Group
Khaled Juffali Company, KJC Ltd., is a multi-faceted personal investment company with a vast local, regional, & international network of investments. Sheikh Khaled A. Juffali is the Vice Chairman & Managing Partner of the E. A. Juffali & Brothers Co.,www.eajb.com, which was established in 1948. KJC has penetrated industries that include automotive, petrochemicals, banking, insurance, venture capital funds, buyouts, distribution, information technology, education, real estate development, project management & consulting services, biotechnology, heavy cranes, auto/equipment leasing and telecommunications.
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