Jordan's Arab Wings signed an order for an Embraer Legacy 650 jet this morning on behalf of an undisclosed Jordanian owner. Arab Wings will manage and operate the aircraft.

The jet is scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2010. It will be based in and operate out of Jordan. Arab Wings will also add a Phenom 100 entry level jet to its fleet this year.

"The Legacy 650 will establish a new concept for business travel, offering an extended range of 3,900nm [7,200km] with the same superior comfort of the Legacy 600, which is a very successful aircraft in the region," says Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer executive vice-president, executive jets.

Arab Wings is part of a group that owns the Royal Jordanian Air Academy, Queen Noor Civil Aviation Technical College and Gulf Wings (in the United Arab Emirates).

Ahmad Abughazaleh, Arab Wings chief executive, signed the contract on behalf of the Jordanian operator.

Source: Flight Daily News