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Embraer Executive Jets announced at EBACE, the sale of an ultra-large Lineage 1000, to an undisclosed European client, operated by FLYINGGROUP.
The aircraft, the first Lineage 1000 sale to a customer in Belgium, will join the Belgium-based company’s fleet and will be available for third-party charter. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for the second half of 2013.
“We are especially honored by the confidence of the client and FLYINGGROUP in selecting Embraer Executive Jets and by choosing our Lineage 1000 to expand its business aircraft fleet in the ultra-large category,” said Ernest Edwards, president, Embraer Executive Jets. “Being the first to operate the Lineage 1000 from Belgium, FLYINGGROUP will provide its customers with the optimum in comfort offering a stylish cabin within five zones.”
“We are delighted to introduce the Lineage 1000, which boasts a cabin volume up to two-and-a-half times larger than traditional corporate jets in this category,” said Bernard van Milders CEO of FLYINGGROUP. “The aircraft will join our fleet to complete our current aircraft portfolio and will allow us to offer for the first time an ultra-large aircraft which definitely meets our customers’ expectations.”
The Lineage 1000’s range of 8,149 kilometers (4,400 nautical miles) allows nonstop flights such as Moscow to New York, with eight passengers and NBAA IFR fuel reserves. The aircraft can fly carrying 19 passengers from Geneva to Dubai with NBAA IFR reserves.
The aircraft can fly from London City Airport non-stop to Moscow, Istanbul, Cairo or the Canary Islands, or with one stop, to Los Angeles, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Photograph: Bernard van Milders (left), CEO of FLYINGGROUP and Ernest Edwards (right), president, Embraer Executive Jets