Embraer delivers Legacy 650 to first ME customer
Embraer has delivered the first Legacy 650 large executive jet in the Middle East to an undisclosed customer from Jordan.
The aircraft will be managed on behalf of its owner by private jet charter operator Arab Wings, also based in Jordan.
“We are delighted to deliver the first Legacy 650 large executive jet in the Middle East to our friends from Arab Wings,” said Colin Steven, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Europe, Africa and Middle East – Executive Jets.
“The aircraft’s Jordanian owner will appreciate the unparalleled comfort of the cabin with its three distinct zones, providing space to both work and relax. The aircraft’s huge baggage compartment is ideal for long-distance flying.”
Arab Wings already operates one super midsize Legacy 600 in its fleet.
The Legacy 650 will enable the charter company to fly clients up to 3900 nautical miles (7223 kilometres), non-stop, with four passengers, or 3840 nautical miles (7112 kilometres) with eight passengers.
The 650’s main improvements include reinforced wings and landing gear, larger fuel capacity, and new Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2 engines.
The aircraft are said to perform well in very hot weather, making them attractive to regional customers.
“We are honored to be the first operator in the Middle East region to operate this exciting
new aircraft,” said Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh, CEO of Arab Wings. “Following the great
success we’ve enjoyed with the Legacy 600 in our fleet, this Legacy 650 is a natural
complement, enabling us to offer longer, non-stop flights.”