MEBA: Dassault showcases 5X mock-up, Embraer displays business jet trio: Phenom 300, the Legacy 650 and the Lineage 1000E

Royal Jet  confirmed a new Bombardier Learjet 60 XR business jet (A6-RJE) and a Bombardier Global 5000 business jet (A6-RJC) recently joined its fleet in October and November, respectively.

Royal Jet adds Global 5000 Bombardier delivers another Learjet 60XR

A second Bombardier Global 5000 business jet (A6-RJD) will enter into service in January 2015, followed by a second Bombardier Learjet 60 XR business jet within the first four months of 2015. During Middle East Business Aviation 2014 (MEBA), Royal Jet also confirmed that it is renewing its collaboration with Boeing and will take delivery of two new Boeing business jets.

MEBA: Embraer displays best selling business jet trio and publishes a market forecast

Embraer is out in force at MEBA with three of its best-selling business jets in the region – the Phenom 300, the Legacy 650 , and the Lineage 1000E – and announced its intention to deliver the first Legacy 500 to a Middle Eastern customer before the end of the month. “The Middle East is a significant market for us,” says Embraer president and chief executive Marco Tulio Pellegrini. “We delivered our first aircraft [a Legacy 600] here in 2002, and now the fleet totals 33 – 20 Legacy 600s, ten Lineage 1000/EJet shuttles, which represents 40% of the world’s Lineage fleet, and three Phenom 300s.”

Embraer Lineage 1000 on display at MEBA
 Embraer also issued its latest forecast at the show…

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MEBA: Emirates considers expanding Executive offering

Emirates says it will decide in 2015 whether to expand its Emirates Executive offering with other aircraft, one year after launching the high-end charter service with a single Airbus ACJ319.

Airbus ACJ319

The Dubai-based carrier is making its debut on the MEBA static display, exhibiting the narrowbody, which includes 10 suites – an enhancement of the airline’s first-class product – with a forward lounge and dining area and a shower and spa at the rear.

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MEBA: Dassault showcases 5X mock-up

Dassault is showcasing a 5X cabin mock-up for the first time in the Middle East, home to one in five orders for the large-cabin, long-range business jets.

The French airframer launched the 5,200nm (9,630km) twinjet a year ago and has already attracted significant orders from the region for the newest addition to its Falcon family.

Dassault showcases 5X mock-up

“The Middle East currently represents 20% of 5X sales,” says Dassault senior vice-president civil aircraft, Olivier Villa.

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Boeing Business Jets, Comlux Announce Order for Two BBJ MAX 8s

First BBJ order for Comlux

BBJ MAX 8s will receive custom interiors at Comlux America

Boeing Business Jets today announced an order for two BBJ MAX 8s to Comlux, a Swiss-based VIP charter operator. This marks Comlux’s first BBJ order.

“The two BBJ MAX 8s are a great addition to the Comlux fleet because they give our customers the flexibility to fly farther and more comfortably thanks to the lower cabin altitude,” said Richard Gaona, President, and CEO, Comlux, The Aviation Group. “The long-range capability of the BBJ MAX 8 is critical to all of our customers, but especially our Middle East customers who often use Comlux aircraft for long-haul flights.”

Boeing Business Jets, Comlux Announce Order for Two BBJ MAX 8s

The two BBJ MAX 8s will be outfitted with custom interiors at Comlux America, a certified BBJ completion center.

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