Orlando, Fla., Nov. 8, 2005
- Embraer has announced that ABS Jets has ordered one Embraer Legacy Executive aircraft. The Prague-based company will take delivery of the business jet in the third quarter of 2006.
ABS Jets became the first Embraer Legacy operator in the Czech Republic when it took delivery of its first aircraft in July 2004. Together with its two own Legacys, the charter company also manages and operates another Legacy Executive on behalf of a private owner.“We pride ourselves on providing our demanding clientele with high class and reliable service, always, and the Legacy enables us to fly larger groups in unprecedented comfort and over longer distances too,”
says Marián Jančařik, Managing Director, ABS Jets. “Our customer base consists of very busy people and therefore our main aim is to make better use of their time and money.”
The Legacy Executive will be available for executive charter flights from Prague, providing services throughout Europe and Middle East.“With a third Legacy in its fleet and enjoying a strategic central position, ABS Jets is poised to grow further in Europe. We are honored by its selection, it is a true testimony of the company’s confidence in our products,”
says Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Senior Vice-President, Executive Aviation Market. “ABS Jets’ ongoing expansion and quality team make it a continued valued partner in the growing success of the Legacy within Europe.”
For more information, visit the www.embraerexecutivejets.com website
The Embraer Legacy is changing the expectations of what a business jet should be, offering the market an unprecedented balance between comfort, performance and reliability.
The Legacy Executive provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passengers in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza, and spacious tables for dining or meetings. The aircraft also has a full-size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-breadth aft lavatory, wardrobe and telecommunications. The Legacy’s High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capability allows customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail and transfer files.
The Legacy Executive’s baggage compartment with 240 cu ft (6.8 cu m) is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flights for greater passenger convenience.
Priced at US$ 22.45 million (January 2005 economic conditions), the Legacy Executive cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables our customers to fly nonstop from New York to Los Angeles, New York to London and from London to Dubai at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft in the same class. Additionally, the Legacy is the largest business jet certified to operate into and out of London City Airport, being capable of flying to Moscow with eight passengers from London City.
Also available in Shuttle and Shuttle HC configurations, the Legacy is designed to provide comfort and functionality.
The Legacy Shuttle accommodates between 16 and 19 passengers in business-class comfort. The Shuttle HC version enhances owner productivity and comfortably seats as many as 37 passengers in a superior airline-quality interior. Prices for the Shuttle versions range from US$ 16.95 million to US$ 17.64 million (January 2005 economic conditions).
The Legacy derives from the ERJ 135 jet, member of the successful ERJ 145 family with more than 900 aircraft in operation and over seven million hours flown. With the affordability, size, speed, economy and safety of a platform that has flown over 30 million passengers in the world, it is also an exceptional aircraft for government authority transportation.
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