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Arab Wings fly here for new Citation CJ1+]

 - May 20, 2008, 2:48 AM

Jordanian executive charter provider Arab Wings (Booth No. 666) arrived in Geneva this week anticipating yet another new addition to its growing fleet–a Citation CJ1+ based in Amman–by June or July. The former subsidiary of Royal Jordanian Airlines earlier this year took a new Gulfstream G450, and plans to see its fleet expand to 13 airplanes by 2012.

Now managing and operating a Beech King Air 200 turboprop, a Challenger 604, and a pair of Hawker 800XPs, Arab Wings expects to receive a new Challenger 605 in Dubai in October. Next year it plans to take delivery of an Embraer Lineage, as well as its first Citation Sovereign, to be based in Jordan. Still more Embraer equipment–a Phenom 100 and Phenom 300–are due to arrive in 2010. By 2012 Arab Wings plans to take its own Global 5000 and base it in Amman.

Recent activities include services to various cities in Iraq using its eight-passenger King Air and a three-year lease of a Beech 1900 to a petroleum services company in Algeria.

Privatized in 2005, Arab Wings is now owned by Royal Jordanian Air Academy and partners with the Queen Noor Civil Aviation Technical College, from where Arab Wings recruits most of its pilots, which now number about 20.