EBACE Convention News

Embraer Lineage 1000 Sold To FlyingGroup of Belgium

 - May 22, 2013, 2:00 PM
FlyingGroup CEO Bernard van Milders, left, and Embraer Executive Jets president Ernest Edwards onboard the Lineage 1000 at EBACE 2013. Milders signed for the first Lineage 1000 delivered in Belgium. The aircraft will be operated by FlyingGroup for an undisclosed European customer. (Photo: Mark Wagner)

The Embraer Lineage 1000 on the static line at EBACE 2013 has been sold to Belgium’s FlyingGroup. Ernest Edwards, president of Embraer Executive Jets, and FlyingGroup CEO Bernard van Milders, climbed aboard to celebarate the sale of the first ultra-large cabin Embraer Lineage 1000 delivered in Belgium. The aircraft, which will be operated both privately and for charter by FlyingGroup, will be based in Antwerp and operated to points as far away as Kazakhstan, and even beyond, according to van Milders.

The Lineage has a published range of 4,400 nm with eight passengers and NBAA IFR fuel reserves. The aircraft purchased by FlyingGroup will be capable of carrying up to 19 passengers in three separate cabin areas divided into VVIP VIP areas and staff seating. The aircraft features a spacious aft lavatory and divans that open to comfortable sleeping berths.

“This is the first for FlyingGroup–to have a large category business jet in our fleet,” said van Milders. “It gives us long-range capabilities and, for the owner, who has a family that travels with him, it gives the ability to travel in a spacious cabin very comfortably and arrive after a long flight rested and ready for whatever comes his way.”

The FlyingGroup expects to take delivery of the Lineage 1000 in September.