LEA EXPANDS ITS MARKET-LEADING LEGACY FLEET WITH TWO NEW AIRCRAFT
London, England, 14 March 2016 – London Executive Aviation (LEA) today strengthens its position as one of Europe’s largest business jet charter operators and the UK’s largest operator of Embraer Legacy aircraft with the addition of a Legacy 600 and a Legacy 650.
LEA’s new Legacy 600, tail number G-GLEG, will be based at London Luton, while the Legacy 650, tail number G-TCMC, will be based in Cannes year-round. LEA operates eight Legacy 600s and one Legacy 650 in a total charter fleet of 24 aircraft, ranging from the entry-level Citations to the transatlantic Dassault Falcon 2000LX. As part of the Luxaviation Group, LEA provides its customers with access to more than 250 business aircraft worldwide.
LEA’s managing director George Galanopoulos says: “The Legacy aircraft are widely considered exceptional value for their size. Expanding our Legacy fleet is in line with our business strategy to provide the most cost-effective, yet comfortable and functional, business aviation arrangements for our clients. The powerful, quiet and fuel-efficient Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft tick all these boxes.
“Like the Falcon 2000LX, the Legacy 650 brings us truly transatlantic capability with a maximum range of 4,400 miles when carrying eight passengers. We can offer nonstop routes like Cannes-Moscow and Dubai-London. These long-rang capabilities are particularly appealing to our business customers looking to cost-effectively put their team in the heart of new business opportunities.
“We are confident that our two new Legacy aircraft will perfectly complement our charter fleet and be an ideal choice for many longer-range trips.”
Both the Legacy 650 and 600 aircraft can seat 13 passengers comfortably, with the 650 being the extended range derivative. The aircraft are equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system including two large flat screen monitors, two DVD players, an Airshow cabin information system, complete with a moving map display, a satellite phone system with three handsets and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity. The roomy cabin can be split into three living spaces and with the largest galley area in its class passengers can enjoy full catering services throughout their flight.
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Founded in 1996, London Executive Aviation (LEA) is one of Europe’s largest business aircraft charter operators. The company provides a full range of business aviation services, including management, chartering, consultancy and sales. LEA operates a large and diverse fleet of light, midsize and large-cabin aircraft from bases in the UK and continental Europe. The company is led by co-founders Patrick Margetson-Rushmore (chief executive) and George Galanopoulos (managing director). LEA is a Luxaviation Group company. www.flylea.com.
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