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Morgan Freeman To Fly Into UAE On His New SJ30

American actor Morgan Freeman will fly his new SJ30 private jet from Los Angeles to the UAE, touching down in Dubai. The award winning actor, who has a private pilot’s license, purchased the jet from the Emirates Investment and Development Company (Emivest), a private investment company in the UAE.  Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation (SSAC), a US based manufacturer and subsidiary of Emivest, produces the jet.  The SJ30 is knows as the world’s fastest, longest, and highest flying light jet – it has a top cruising altitude of 49,000 feet and can maintain sea level cabin pressure at 41,000 feet. 

Mr. Freeman reportedly purchased the plane for $7 million (Dh25.7 million).  The SJ30 flew from San Antonio, Texas, to Dubai for the Dubai Airshow in 2007.   Morgan Freeman and Al Gandi will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce the sale of the SJ30 to Freeman. Mr. Freeman will be traveling with his niece, and stay in the UAE until December 27th.
 

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