Arab Wings is First in Middle East to Fly Global 5000 Jet with Vision Flight Deck

Bombardier Aerospace today announced that Arab Wings of Amman, Jordan is the first operator in the Middle East to take delivery of a Global 5000 jet featuring the Vision Flight Deck. The new Global 5000 jet joins Arab Wings’ fleet of business jets, which also includes Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft.

“We are delighted to welcome Arab Wings, a long-time Bombardier customer, to the Global jet family,” said Khader Mattar, Regional Vice President, Sales, Middle East, Africa and India, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Global 5000 business jet, featuring the new Vision Flight Deck, combines comfort, speed and range with the latest in avionics technology. Arab Wings’ customers will be among the first in the world to experience this fantastic jet.” he added.

“The Global 5000 jet’s performance combined with its luxurious and spacious cabin makes it the ideal aircraft to meet the needs of our discerning customers.” said Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of Arab Wings.

Founded in 1975, Arab Wings is one of the first and longest standing private, executive jet charter operators in Jordan and in the Middle East. In addition to charter services, Arab Wings offers aircraft handling, aircraft management and medical evacuation. Arab Wings is owned by the International Wings Group, an aviation holding company established in 2009.

The Arab Wings maintenance facility in Amman is a Bombardier Aircraft-on-Ground (AOG) and Line Maintenance Facility (LMF) for Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft.

Vision Flight Deck: A breakthrough in business aviation, the Vision Flight Deck is designed to deliver a completely new cockpit experience. By combining the best in technological advancements with superior designer aesthetics, it provides pilots flying Bombardier Global aircraft an unprecedented level of control and comfort. The Vision Flight Deck introduces the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® avionics suite, providing an integrated flight deck to ensure interoperability between systems.

Global 5000 jet: The super large Global 5000 jet combines superior transatlantic speed with the largest cabin in its market segment. It features high-speed Internet connectivity, unmatched entertainment options, a head-up flight display system and one of the largest field-of-view of any business aircraft. With a range of 5,200 NM (9,630 km), the jet can connect city pairs such as Dubai-Perth, London-Los Angeles, Sao Paulo-Paris, Hong Kong-Wellington, New York-Honolulu and at Mach 0.85 (561 mph; 904 km/h) non-stop with eight passengers and three crew*.

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Notes to Editors

  • Photo: Bombardier and Arab Wings executives celebrate the delivery of the first Global 5000 jet with the Vision Flight Deck at Bombardier’s facilities in Dorval, Canada, on April 3, 2012.
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Pro Line Fusion is a registered trademark of Rockwell Collins.

*Under certain operating conditions

For Information
Danielle Boudreau
Bombardier Business Aircraft
+1 514 898 6386

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