São José dos Campos, February 21, 2006
– Embraer today disclosed two new Legacy 600 business aircraft sales to Asia, expanding to eight the Legacy 600 fleet in the region. The two new jets will be delivered in 2006. One will be operated by Jakarta-based PT Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua (Premiair) and the other by an undisclosed company in the region.
Asia is seeing a strong resurgence in business aircraft demand and this is due to the recovery of the “Tiger Economies” after the downturn of the 1990s. Individuals and corporations are increasingly reliant on high-quality charter aircraft to gain access to developing markets throughout the Indonesian archipelago and the greater Asian region.
Premiair maintains a fleet of aircraft suited and configured for the diverse requirements of the Asian market. The acquisition of the Legacy 600 will provide its customers new levels of performance and comfort, and enough range to reach out to destinations in China, Middle East and Australia.“With our Southeast Asian customers expanding their business into the Middle East and China, the Legacy 600 gives Premiair the cabin and the range to support these longer missions, while still maintaining a price point acceptable to a nascent corporate aircraft market,”
said Fritz E. Simandjuntak, Managing Director of PT Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua (Premiair).
The sale of two Legacy 600s to Indonesia continues the expansion of the fleet in Asia. Currently, five of these jets are making the transport of Indian government authorities and one is being operated by a tourism sector entrepreneur with headquarters in Macao.
For more information, please visit www.embraerexecutivejets.comThe Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 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 storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), optional capabilities, allow customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail and transfer files at all moments of the flight. The 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$ 23.6 million (January 2006 economic conditions), the Legacy 600 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 London to Dubai, Jakarta to Melbourne, Singapore to Beijing or to Port Moresby at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with similar cabin size.
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$ 17.80 million to US$ 18.52 million (January 2006 economic conditions).
For the very specific purpose of government authority transportation, the Legacy offers affordability, size, speed, economy and the safety of a platform that has flown over 30 million passengers in the world.
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