Embraer Executive Jets and the Germany-based business charter operator Air Hamburg have signed a purchase agreement for a Legacy 650, scheduled for the third quarter of 2016, the company said.
This new acquisition brings to nine the total of Embraer business jets in Air Hamburg´s fleet, currently comprised of seven Legacy 600/650 and one Phenom 300, which serve its customers´ travels to European, Russian and Middle Eastern destinations.
Air Hamburg was established in 2006 by the young entrepreneurs Floris Helmers and Alexander Lipsky, after managing their Hamburg based flight school Flugschule Hamburg since 2001. A personal touch expressed by the slogan “Simply Personal” is the trademark of the aviation school and the airline. Both founders can still be found working as instructors and pilots.
Air Hamburg is focused on the following mission as basis for further expansion: Youngest fleet, no owners´ approval, and 100 percent crewed aircraft guarantee highest availability. The airline with 20 business jets generated a turnover in 2015 of EUR 72 million, with 200 employees.
The 20 jets with open base are available for flexible flights, 365 days a year, 24/7 due to a Dispatch and Sales team working in 3 shifts around the clock. The cockpit crews are simulator trained and fully customer minded. In the cabin, the highest level of service and catering can be guaranteed due to well-trained cabin service representatives.
The large Legacy 650 comfortably carries up to 14 passengers with privacy in three distinct cabin zones, and premium acoustic comfort. In addition to the best-in-class galley and a fully accessible in-flight baggage compartment that surpasses in size even those of most ultra-long range business jets, the aircraft may be configured with up to two lavatories. The Legacy 650 features internet connectivity and the latest generation in full HD in-flight entertainment, with Honeywell´s Ovation Select entertainment and cabin management system.
The Legacy 650 features advanced navigation capabilities and the Honeywell Primus Eliteâ¢ avionics suite. The Legacy 650 has a range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) with four passengers, with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, which means that the aircraft can fly nonstop from Geneva, Switzerland to Boston, United States, or Mumbai, India.
Embraer entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio consists of the entry-level Phenom 100E and the Phenom 300 light jet, the Legacy 500 midsize and Legacy 450 mid-light, the super midsize Legacy 600 and large Legacy 650, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. With more than ten years in the market, Embraer Executive Jets´ global fleet exceeds 1,000 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 60 countries and are supported by the company´s global Customer Support and Services network of 75 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil.