Melbourne, Florida, USA, December 20, 2011
– Embraer today delivered the first entry level Phenom 100 jet produced in its new US assembly plant to longtime customer Executive AirShare during a ceremony held in Melbourne, Florida.“Handing over an aircraft to an owner is a moment of great pride for a manufacturer,”
said Robert Knebel, Vice President, Sales for North America, Embraer Executive Jets. “Delivering this first US-made Phenom 100 to Executive AirShare, our first US customer, takes the celebration to a whole new level.”“After the very successful first flight of the Phenom 100, two weeks ago, the on-schedule delivery of this aircraft celebrates the outstanding skills of the Melbourne team and confirms that we are ready to meet our target of 26 aircraft delivered by the end of 2012,”
said Phil Krull, Managing Director, Embraer Executive Aircraft, Inc.
Executive AirShare and its subsidiary Executive Flight Services operate a fleet of 41 aircraft, including 18 Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets. The company offers comprehensive aircraft care, management and charter services in the Central U.S. and Great Lakes regions and was one of the first to offer both Embraer jets.“We were ahead of the curve back in 2007 when we placed our original order for the Phenom 100 aircraft,”
said Executive AirShare President and Chief Operating Officer Keith D. Plumb. “When aircraft buyers see the Phenom for the first time, they’re pleasantly surprised at the size of the aircraft and the spaciousness and comfort of the Oval Lite® cabin.” “We offer superior service and value, and the Phenoms are a big reason for that,”
said Robert D. Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Executive AirShare. “The speed, range and low direct operating costs of these light jets are ideal for our regional fractional program.”Note to Editors
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,204 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 16 billion.
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