– Embraer received an order for two Legacy 600 executive jets from China Sonangol International Holding Ltd., an oil business enterprise.
“We are very honored for the decision made by China Sonangol for having selected the Legacy 600. The order marks a significant
breakthrough of Embraer Executive Jets into the mainland China market, following its success of winning orders for commercial aircraft by the Chinese airlines in the past seven years,” said Mr. Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets.
“The business we are in requires frequent traveling of our top executives as well as transportation of our customers around China and the neighboring regions. The Legacy 600 is just the type of aircraft that meet the needs as such for its ideal mix of spacious size, comfortable cabin, operational efficiency as well as the high quality and luxurious finishing of the interior,” said Madame LO Fong Hung, Vice Chairperson of the company.
The aircraft will be registered in China and primarily operated as corporate traveler transporters.
About the Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 is the executive version of the Legacy jet. It 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-width aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. Optional High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capabilities allow customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails and transfer files. The 240-cubic-foot (6.8-cubic-meter) baggage compartment of the Legacy 600 is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flight, for greater passenger convenience.
The aircraft cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and has a range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km or 3,740 miles) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables customers to fly nonstop from New York (U.S.) to London (U.K.); from London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); from Singapore (Singapore) to Beijing (China) or to Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); and from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Melbourne (Australia) at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with a similar cabin size. Additionally, the Legacy 600 is one of the largest business jets certified to operate into and out of the London City and Cannes- Mandelieu airports.
The super mid-size twin-engine business jet is based on the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family platform that has accumulated over 11 million flight hours on nearly 1,000 aircraft. With a platform designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, low operating cost, and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch availability, the Legacy 600 offers luxurious comfort and delivers high utilization and high availability. The list price is US
$ 25.41 million under 2008 economic conditions for FAA certification in a baseline configuration.
More information is available at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
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