– Embraer announced the selection of U.K.-based Priestman Goode to design the interior of the Lineage 1000. The ultra-large executive jet was launched in May in Geneva, Switzerland, and is the fourth and largest aircraft of the Company’s executive jet portfolio.
The Lineage 1000 interior will offer five distinct cabin areas for business productivity, dining, personal relaxation or even a full night’s sleep with all the comforts of home. With convenient amenities, such as an optional shower, passengers will arrive rested and refreshed.
“We are delighted to have won this wonderful contract to design the interior of Embraer’s new Lineage 1000 executive jet,” said Paul Priestman, Director of Priestman Goode. “The Lineage is a beautiful aircraft with unique capabilities and this is an opportunity for Embraer to step ahead of the competition with a world-class executive jet interior.”
“Priestman Goode’ s extensive design experience in luxury modes of transportation gave us the confidence to select them to design the interior of the Lineage 1000,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice-President, Executive Jets. “Intelligent luxury is a key design driver for the Lineage 1000, whose passengers will enjoy premium comfort for a pleasant journey.”
About the Priestman Goode
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About the Lineage 1000
The Lineage 1000 jet was designed with comfort and luxury as top priorities. It will be configured to accommodate up to 19 people in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters). The flexible interior offers five distinct privacy zones and two lavatories. An optional third lavatory and stand-up shower are also available. There is a set of pre-defined cabin configurations to fit all traveler needs, with plenty of room for work, rest and meetings. Optional onboard amenities include Wi-Fi technology and Internet access, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and other features.
The total baggage capacity is 615 cubic feet (17.4 cubic meters). A large aft baggage area, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, is more than twice the size of similar compartments of competitive aircraft. The highly integrated Primus Epic avionics suite by Honeywell has five LCD multifunction control displays, cursor control device (CCD), auto- throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, fly-by-wire, and other cutting-edge technologies.
The Lineage 1000 is powered by two efficient, reliable and easy-to-maintain GE CF34-10E7 engines, with 18,500 pounds of thrust each. Its range with eight passengers onboard will be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km or 4,833 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves and 200 nm alternate. The airplane has great airport performance, maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82, and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 m). These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from London (U.K.) to New York (U.S.); from Moscow (Russia) to Tokyo (Japan) or Quebec (Canada); from New York to Paris (France); from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Beijing (China) or Bangkok (Thailand); from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Tokyo or Johannesburg (South Africa), at a lower operational cost and ultimate comfort.
Priced at US$ 40.95 million, based on January 2006 economic conditions, baseline configuration, for FAA certification, the Lineage 1000 is expected to enter service in mid- 2008.
Born out of the tough demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage 1000 platform is designed for quick turnaround, top performance, high utilization and low maintenance. Its reliability is proven by hundreds of thousands of flight hours, and refined by the latest engineering.
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 37 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, State of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of September 30, 2006, Embraer had a total workforce of 18,336 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$13.3 billion.
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