Germany-based charter operator Air Hamburg is the launch customer for the new Embraer Legacy 650E in a deal that was announced at the 17th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva on May 22. Air Hamburg will expand its Embraer business jet fleet with an additional order for three new Legacy 650E under a contract valued at $77.7 million USD, based on current list prices. The aircraft fleet delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of this year.
“We are very pleased with this new order from Air Hamburg, which will further propel their growth through exceptional operational costs and a superior customer experience with the Legacy 650E’s unique three-zone cabin and abundance of amenities,” said Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets.
As one of Europe’s largest business jet service providers, Air Hamburg added one Legacy 500 as well as one Phenom 300 to its fleet earlier this year, totalling 11 Embraer aircraft, with eight Legacy 600/650, one Legacy 500 and two Phenom 300.
“The Legacy 650E is an obvious choice, considering the unparalleled experience that our current fleet of Legacy 600/650 already provides our customers on their flights to destinations throughout Europe, Russia, and the Middle East,” said Simon Ebert, Partner, Air Hamburg. “The new version of this proven platform best serves our growth plan by continuing to offer a premium charter service with the latest technologies on-board one of the industry’s most comfortable and reliable business jets.”
Featuring three distinct cabin zones, with the largest cabin and baggage compartment in its class, the Legacy 650E also carries an unprecedented 10-year or 10,000-flight-hour warranty, which is the longest in the business jet industry.
Embraer’s Michael Amalfitano (left) with Air Hamburg’s Simon Ebert at Geneva on May 22.