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Embraer Executive Jets sells Legacy 650 to Air Hamburg

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.

GENEVA – Embraer Executive Jets 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 Tulio 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 Sao Jose dos Campos in two weeks and today’s L650 will be delivered in September.”

Embraer Executive Jets sells Legacy 500 to Middle East Airlines
Embraer Executive Jets also announced that Middle East Airlines – Airliban (MEA) has placed an order for one midsize Legacy 500 and an option for a second aircraft of the same model. The delivery of this aircraft is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015. MEA, the national airline of Lebanon, is establishing a business jet company to offer charter flights, with the base of its operations at its corporate headquarters, at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut.

“We are elated that Middle East Airlines has selected the Legacy 500 for its new charter business fleet,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini. “The Legacy 500 will certainly delight passengers and pilots alike, and deliver the efficient performance and low-cost operation required for a successful charter business.”

“The Legacy 500 brings the comfort, technology and performance that will enable us to offer customers a premium travel experience,” said Mohamad A. El-Hout, Chairman-Director General of MEA. “The onboard features and amenities make this aircraft the ideal charter jet for our market and our customers. For example: the Legacy 500 allows our clients to fly direct from Beirut to London City Airport”.

This order is already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog for the first quarter of 2015.

Photo caption: Legacy 650.

Tatiana Rokou

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