Orlando, Fla., Nov. 8, 2005 – Embraer today announced that Brazilian airworthiness authority Centro Técnico Aeroespacial (CTA) approved a revision of the Legacy’s Maintenance Planning Guide (MPG).
Operators of the Legacy Executive will benefit from a 21.5 percent reduction in maintenance man-hours per flight-hour in light of further optimization of the Legacy’s MPG. Maintenance program flexibility was also increased for greater operator convenience. The revision will be available by the end of this month.
Meanwhile, Legacy Shuttle customers will also enjoy a 20 percent drop in MMH/FH with the revision of the aircraft’s Maintenance Review Board Report recently approved by aviation agencies in Brazil, United States and Europe.
A revision of the Legacy’s MPG announced in 2004 had already decreased the number of maintenance stops to four per year – two for only visual inspections. This slashed labor costs by 23 percent and further enhanced customer travel convenience.
The Legacy based its maintenance philosophy on the MSG-3 methodology established by the Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) of the Air Transport Association (ATA). The first Legacy rolled out of the hangar already MSG compliant. While it was natural for Embraer to embrace this maintenance standard from the onset, it is now becoming widely adopted in the business aviation industry.
The MSG-3 methodology aims at preserving and restoring the inherent safety and reliability levels of the aircraft and building a knowledge base for design and maintenance improvement. The main benefits of this methodology include higher aircraft availability and an overall cost reduction to always keep the Legacy in ideal operating conditions.
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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 storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite 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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Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Business jet markets. 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, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 17,046 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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