Falcon Aviation Services takes third Gulfstream G450
Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has signed for a third G450 business jet. The United Arab Emirates charter operator announced in November 2006 that it would expand its helicopter offering into fixed-wing VIP operations. Delivery of the first FAS G450 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2008; the second in the spring of 2009, while the third, a G350, is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2010. 
“The G450 for Falcon Aviation Services fills a critical mission capability gap for the non-stop Abu Dhabi - London market. There is no other aircraft in the large-cabin segment that offers year-round capability on this critical sector in the price range of the G450,“ says Philip Markham, general manager, FAS.
 The deal is the second G450 sale into the Middle East recently. Last month Gulfstream announced a $650 million deal with Saudi Arabia’s National Air Services.  

Two Phenoms for Arab Wings
Royal Jordanian’s business jet charter subsidiary Arab Wings has ordered two of Embraer’s new Phenom light jets, a Phenom 100 and a Phenom 300. The two aircraft will be based at Arab Wings HQ in Amman Marka international airport. In addition to its charter role, the 100 will also be used for flight training. “The versatility of the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 played a major role in our selection process in favour of these aircraft,” said Sameer Hdairis, Arab Wings’ general manager.

Cirrus Aviation takes third Legacy
Embraer has delivered a third Legacy to charter operator Cirrus Aviation, which manages a fleet of 29 business jets in three bases throughout Germany. “We enjoy a solid relationship with Cirrus and we wish them great success in their growing business,” says Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer’s executive vice president, executive jets. Cirrus managing director Stefan Buchsle says he is looking forward to the new addition to his fleet: “The Legacy has become our ‘best horse’. It’s good to see the great cabin paired with low maintenance and high reliability, convinces more and more aircraft owners.”

Source: Flight Daily News