Embraer enjoyed double order delight today.

The first was an order for three Embraer Legacy 650 business jets for Swiss-owned Fly Comlux charter and management operation in Kazakhstan, with Comlux taking an option to acquire four more of the large-cabin aircraft.

The second earlier this afternoon was for a new entrant to Europe's business aviation community, Everjets of Portugal.

Comlux Legacy 650 sigining
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Everjets is a subsidiary of fashion and textiles specialist Ricon Group and ordered a Phenom 300 light jet.

"We are pleased to welcome Everjets to our growing Phenom 300 customer base in Europe," said Colin Steven, Embraer Executive Jets vice-president marketing and sales for Europe Middle East and Africa. Everjet will start operations in December.

The breakthrough into the Comlux fleet is a major advance for Embraer, with the new Legacy being seen as a replacement to Comlux's Challenger 605 business jets.

Comlux will also provide maintenance for the 13-passenger aircraft from its facility in Almaty to support the central Asian market.

First delivery of the Legacy 650 is scheduled for December and two more 650s will be added to the fleet in 2012.

"The Legacys will replace our Bombardier 605s in service," said Comlux chief executive Richard Gaona. "Our strategy is to fly new aircraft that are no more than five years old. The 650 has a great size cabin and a range [of around 3,900nm/7,220km] that can satisfy our mission requirements such as Kazakhstan to Moscow, and London and Moscow to London and China," he added.

Source: Flight Daily News