– Embraer delivered the first Lineage 1000 executive jet, yesterday, in São José dos Campos, Brazil, to HE Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The aircraft, to be managed on behalf of the owner by Prestige Jet, also of Abu Dhabi, will have its first public exhibition at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), May 12-14, in Geneva, Switzerland.
“We are honored by Mr. Al Fahim’s choice of the Lineage 1000 and to be able to work with Prestige Jet in the introduction of this new, exciting ultra-large business jet program,” said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President & CEO. “The Lineage 1000 offers fantastic comfort and performance attributes, exceeding all of its original design assumptions and fostering its great market potential.”
The maximum range of the Lineage 1000, originally projected to be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km or 4,833 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km or 5,005 miles) with four passengers, has been extended to 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km or 5,063 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,344 km or 5,179 miles) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR reserves.
“I am certain that this Lineage 1000 aircraft will play an integral role in the future success and progress of our business, on all of its fronts,” said HE Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, the founder and the Chairman of Ark Angel Investments.
In Embraer’s portfolio of six executive jets, the Lineage 1000 is the largest aircraft. The airplane was launched three years ago, at EBACE. The Company showed a full-scale cross- section of the jet cabin at EBACE 2008, and now the jet, itself, will debut at the event.
About Prestige Jet
Prestige Jet was formed in 2007, operating out of Abu Dhabi International Airport, and has quickly established itself as one of the foremost providers of top-of-range executive flight services from and to the Middle East Region. The range of services offered by Prestige Jet extends also to charter brokerage travel and aircraft sales, acquisition, and management. The highly experienced and professional management team constantly breathes life into the company’s mission statement of Excellence in Service, Grandeur in the Sky. For more information, visit www.prestige-jet.com
About the Lineage 1000 executive jet
The Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s largest executive jet and was designed with comfort and luxury as top priorities. Configured to accommodate up to 19 people in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters), the jet’s flexible interior offers five distinct privacy zones, as many as three lavatories, and an available stand-up shower. There is a wide variety of cabin configurations to fit all travelers’ needs, with plentiful room for work, rest and meetings.
With a range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, the jet is able to fly nonstop from London to Dubai; from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa); from New York to Moscow; or from Singapore to Sydney (Australia).
The interior was designed in conjunction with Priestman Goode, from the U.K., and uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. Optional items include Wi-Fi technology, access to the Internet, and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). An ample aft baggage compartment, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, has a total capacity of 323 cubic feet (9.14 cubic meters or 9,140 liters) and is the largest among all competitors.
Honeywell’s Primus Epic® integrated avionics system has five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multi-functional control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, and other state-of-the-art technologies. The Lineage 1000 is equipped with the latest electronic fly-by-wire flight control system. Powered by two efficient, reliable and easy-to-maintain General Electric CF34-10E7-B engines, delivering 18,500 pounds of thrust each, the aircraft offers great airport performance and a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82.
Born for the demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage 1000 platform is based on the EMBRAER 190 and is designed for quick turnaround, top performance, high use, and low maintenance. The aircraft’s reliability is proven by more than 2.4 million flight hours, and refined by the latest engineering. In 2008, the Lineage 1000 executive jet won the ￼IDEA/Brasil design award, which is the Brazilian version of the IDEA/USA Awards – one of the most prestigious design prizes in the world.
The Lineage 1000 is priced at US$ 42.95 million, based on January 2006 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification. For more information about Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
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