Iraq Gate, the first business jet operator based in Iraq, is celebrating its first anniversary. Operating five aircraft–one Bombardier CRJ-200, three Hawker 800XPs and one Beechcraft King Air B200–for charter services, it also offers flight planning and ground handling. Abu Ghazaleh is the CEO and general manager of the holding company, Jordan-based International Wings Group.
Embraer Executive Jets and Arab Wings inked a purchase agreement for a Lineage 1000 this week at the Dubai Airshow. The bizliner will be managed on behalf of an undisclosed customer and be available for third-party charter, Embraer said. It will join a Legacy 600 and 650 already on Arab Wings’ air operator certificate and will operate out of the charter management company’s base in Amman, Jordan. Delivery of the airplane is scheduled for the first quarter of next year.
International Wings Group (IWG), the privately owned, Jordan-based aviation concern, has won the management contract for Iraq Gate, the first private jet company with an air operator’s certificate (AOC) in Iraq. It said its unit, Arab Wings (Stand 2418), the Jordanian charter unit of IWG, won the contract in June.
Jordan’s Arab Wings has become the first Middle East operator to fly Bombardier’s Global 5000 aircraft with its new Vision flight deck suite.
Bombardier Aerospace announced on Tuesday that Arab Wings of Amman, Jordan is the first operator in the Middle East to take delivery of a Global 5000, which features the Bombardier Global Vision flight deck. The new Global joins Arab Wings’ fleet of business jets, which also includes a Challenger 604 and 605. The Vision flight deck is based on the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics suite.
Bombardier Aerospace has added four field service representatives and two customer support account managers to cover Europe and South Africa. The appointments bring to 25 the total number of field service reps and customer support account managers supporting business aircraft customers in Europe.
A 30-percent staffing increase is slated for Bombardier Aerospace’s wholly owned service center at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam. The company cites “…greater flexibility for scheduling light to heavy maintenance tasks” as the reason.
Bombardier has designated two new AOG and line maintenance facilities (LMF) in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. Arab Wings of Amman, Jordan, is now an AOG LMF for the Challenger 604 and 605. Arab Wings began operations in 1975 and offers charter, aircraft management, handling, dispatch and maintenance service. It is located on Jordan’s Amman Civil Airport.
Bombardier has appointed two new aircraft-on-ground line maintenance facilities (AOG LMF), one to serve the Middle East and the other Australia. In Amman, Jordan, Arab Wings now has AOG LMF status for the Challenger 604 and 605 aircraft. AVWest in western Australia will cover both of these types, too, as well as the Global Express family.
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