Middle Eastern charter start-up Al Jaber Aviation took delivery in December of its first Airbus A318 Elite and Embraer Lineage 1000 VIP-configured airliners.

The 19-seat Elite will be completed by Lufthansa Technik at its Tulsa, Oklahoma facility in preparation for service entry in the middle of the year when Al Jaber Aviation will become the first Middle East company to offer Airbus aircraft for VVIP charter.

The Lineage - which is based on the Embraer 190 regional jet - will enter service with the Abu Dhabi-based company in March. Al Jaber Aviation, which operates two super-midsize Legacy 600s, has a further three Elites, two ACJs, four Lineage 1000s, four Legacy 450s and four 500s on order.

Al Jabber Aviation A318 Elite
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Source: Flight International