Embraer Executive Jets today announced the order for a new Legacy 650 large jet to an undisclosed customer, based in the Middle East.
This order adds to the 29 Legacy 650s and Legacy 600s that are currently operating in the Middle East. The aircraft is scheduled to be received at the end of 2015 and will be managed by Titan Aviation Group, a global aviation specialty service provider headquartered in the United Arab Emirates.
“The Legacy 650 has impressed customers because of its range, reliability and ample cabin and baggage space offering – the largest in this category. This aircraft can fly non-stop from the main cities in the Middle East to London. We have about 45 business jets in the Middle East and about 60% of this fleet are Legacy 650s or Legacy 600s, which is a testament to the aircraft’s popularity.” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This is the customer’s second purchase from Embraer. We are grateful for the confidence placed in us and thank Titan Aviation for their steadfast support. We are fully committed to supporting their operations.”
The 45 aircraft represents about 20% of the fleet of privately-owned business jets in the region aged under 10 years. Embraer Executive Jets also has a robust and comprehensive customer support and services network globally, with two authorized service centers in the Middle East.
“The owner currently owns a Legacy 600 and decided to upgrade to a Legacy 650 as he has been very pleased with Embraer’s supportive partnership,” said Captain Sakeer Sheik, Managing Director of Titan Aviation Group. “The Legacy 650 was chosen because of its range, reliability, low cost of operation, comfort and its ability to land in airports such as London city. With this new Legacy 650 order, Titan Aviation will be managing three Embraer’s executive jets in the Middle East and in India on behalf of the respective owners.”
The Legacy 650, an enhanced version of the Legacy 600 with longer range, lower cabin noise and latest interior and avionics features, entered into service in late 2010. There are currently more than 270 Legacy 650 and Legacy 600 present globally.