Arab Wings Chairman Purchases Global 5000 Jet

  • Becomes Middle East launch customer for new Global Vision flight deck

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Mohammed Abu Ghazaleh, chairman of Arab Wings, has placed a firm order for a high-speed Global 5000 jet, with the Global Vision cockpit, making him the Middle East launch customer for the all-new flight deck.

Scheduled for delivery in 2011, the aircraft will be operated by Arab Wings and available for charter from its Amman, Jordan, base. “The Global 5000 jet offers a luxurious cabin, a sleek interior and exceptional performance,” said Sameer Hdairis, general manager, Arab Wings. “The addition of this state-of-the-art jet to our fleet along with our widebody Challenger 604, and Challenger 605 aircraft, enables us to offer a superb range of charter options to our customers.” 

Established in 1975 Arab Wings is the first and oldest executive jet charter company in Jordan, offering VIP clients and executives a comfortable and efficient flying experience throughout the Middle East, the Gulf region and parts of Europe. 

“We are delighted that Arab Wings has instilled such a high level of confidence in our business jets,” said Khader Mattar, regional vice-president, sales, Middle-East and Africa, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Like Bombardier, Arab Wings is commited to offering its customers aircraft featuring the ultimate in comfort, luxury and technology, and that is reflected in their decision to add the Global 5000 jet to their fleet.”

Global 5000
The Global 5000 business jet combines superior comfort, speed and the most technologically advanced cabin in the super large segment. The aircraft is capable of executing transcontinental missions at speeds up to Mach 0.89*. The jet features the first-ever Ethernet-based Airshow 21 Cabin Electronic System application, including a host of entertainment options and baseline high-speed data connectivity. The impressive Global 5000 jet can link Amman-Tokyo with three-to-four crew and eight passengers on board*. 

All-new Global Vision fight deck
In September, Bombardier raised the standard in cockpit design and technology with the introduction of the next generation cockpit, the Global Vision flight deck. The new ultimate flight control environment combines the latest technological advancements in Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion™ avionics suite with superior design aesthetics from world-renowned design consultancy firm, Design Q. The Global Vision flight deck offers an unprecedented level of situational awareness and comfort, and is scheduled for certification in the third quarter of 2010 and entry in service in 2011. 

About Bombardier
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Bombardier, Global 5000, Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Note to editors
*Under certain operating conditions.

For information
Danielle Boudreau
Bombardier Business Aircraft
514-855-8149
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