Embraer Executive Jets sells Legacy 650 to Air Hamburg
Switzerland, Geneva, May 19, 2015 – Embraer Executive Jets today announced that a purchase agreement was signed with Air Hamburg for a Legacy 650. With this acquisition, the Germany-based business charter operator, which serves European, Russian and Middle East destinations, expands its Embraer fleet to six aircraft – five Legacy 600/650 and one Phenom 300. The delivery of this aircraft is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.
“We are pleased and privileged to support Air Hamburg’s growth with one more Legacy 650,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Based on a proven platform with over 25 million hours flown, the Legacy 650 continues to deliver a superior and unparalleled customer experience.”
With more than 250 aircraft in operation worldwide, the Legacy 600/650 offer three distinct cabin zones, with the largest cabin, galley, lavatory, and baggage compartment in their classes.
“The Legacy 600/650 is a great aircraft. Three cabin zones and a huge baggage compartment together with the great dispatch reliability make the Legacy the perfect aircraft for our operation,” said Floris Helmers, CEO and Partner, Air Hamburg. “With today’s deal we will take delivery of three new Legacys to our fleet within three quarters of a year. One L650 joined the fleet in January, one L600 will be ferried from São José dos Campos in two weeks and today’s L650 will be delivered in September.”
About Air Hamburg
Air Hamburg was established in 2005 by the young entrepreneurs Floris Helmers and Alexander Lipsky, after managing their Hamburg based flight school FLUGSCHULE HAMBURG since 2001. A personal touch expressed by the slogan “SIMPLY PERSONAL” is the trademark of the aviation school and the airline. Both founders can still be found working as instructors and pilots.
AIR HAMBURG is focused on the following mission as basis for further expansion: Youngest fleet, no owners’ approval, and 100% crewed aircraft guarantee highest availability. The airline with 20 business jets generated a turnover in 2014 of EUR 53 million, with 180 employees.
The 20 jets with open base are available for flexible flights, 365 days a year, 24/7 due to a Dispatch and Sales team working in 3 shifts around the clock. The cockpit crews are simulator trained and fully customer minded. In the cabin, the highest level of service and catering can be guaranteed due to well trained cabin service representatives.
Executive Handling – our own FBO in HAM: hamburg-handling.com
Service from pilots for pilots at the airport of Hamburg. Our ground handling agents are taking care of the dispatch and processing of all ground proceedings of arriving and departing jets at the GAT of Hamburg.
For more information concerning the AIR HAMBURG group, please visit: air-hamburg.com
About the Legacy 650
The large Legacy 650 comfortably carries up to 14 passengers with privacy in three distinct cabin zones, and premium acoustic comfort. In addition to the best-in-class galley and a fully accessible in-flight baggage compartment that surpasses in size even those of most ultra-long range business jets, the aircraft may be configured with up to two lavatories. The Legacy 650 features internet connectivity and the latest generation in full HD in-flight entertainment, with Honeywell’s Ovation Select entertainment and cabin management system.
The Legacy 650 features advanced navigation capabilities and the Honeywell Primus Elite™ avionics suite. The Legacy 650 has a range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) with four passengers, with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, which means that the aircraft can fly nonstop from Geneva, Switzerland to Boston, United States, or Mumbai, India.
About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer is one of the world’s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100E and the Phenom 300 light jet, the Legacy 500 midsize and Legacy 450 mid-light, the super midsize Legacy 600 and large Legacy 650, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Completing ten years in the market, Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 860 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 60 countries and are supported by the Company’s global Customer Support and Services network of 76 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil. For more information, please visit www.embraerexecutivejets.com.
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