São José dos Campos, December 7, 2010
– Embraer delivered the first ultra large Lineage 1000 executive jet, today, to VIP charter company Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The handover ceremony was held on the static display of the Middle East Business Aviation exhibition at Dubai International Airport. This is the first of two Lineage 1000 jets ordered by FAS in November 2007 at the Dubai Air show, along with commitments for more Embraer executive jets.
“We are thrilled to deliver the first Lineage 1000 to Falcon Aviation Services at the fourth edition of the MEBA Air Show in Dubai
,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Europe, Africa and the Middle East – Executive Jets. “Falcon Aviation Services customers will appreciate the luxurious interior and premium comfort of the ultralarge Lineage 1000 jet configured with the largest in-flight accessible baggage compartment of any executive jet
The aircraft, which is certified for up to 19 passengers in ultimate comfort and privacy with its five distinct cabin zones, is configured with a full-size luggage compartment of 323 cubic feet (9,140 liters). The ultra large aircraft offers a range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 kilometers) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) with four passengers, which allows it to fly nonstop from Abu Dhabi to London (UK), Johannesburg (South Africa), or Tokyo (Japan). The Lineage 1000 offers more than twice the cabin size of similarly priced competitor’s ultra-long-range jets, allowing passengers to travel in much greater comfort, including the option for a queen-sized bed and in-flight shower.
“We are very happy to accept our first Lineage 1000, which boasts a cabin volume three times larger than traditional corporate jets in this category
,” said Khaled Al Mansour, Chairman of Falcon Aviation Services. “The UAE market expects excellence from a company such as ours, and with this aircraft we are sure to meet our customers’ expectations
.”About Falcon Aviation Services
Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) was founded in 2006, through the initiative of HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. It was created to fill a gap in the aviation services market in both Abu Dhabi and Middle East region. FAS provides helicopter and corporate jet charter services, in addition to aircraft maintenance and management. Based at the exclusive private aviation airport Al Bateen in Abu Dhabi, 10 kilometers from the city center, FAS is ideally located for operators and passengers, alike. The company is embarking on an aggressive growth strategy in the helicopter and corporate jet charter market, in response to the unprecedented growth in the Arabian Gulf region. For more information, visit www.FalconAviation.ae
About the Lineage 1000
The ultra-large Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s biggest executive jet and can carry 19 passengers in five cabin zones. Its range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 kilometers) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet is able to fly nonstop from London (U.K.) to Dubai (UAE); from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa); from New York (U.S.) to Moscow (Russia); or from Singapore to Sydney (Australia). The interior design gives priority to comfort and refinement, and was designed in conjunction with Priestmangoode (U.K.). The cabin uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. A wide variety of configurations meets all passenger requirements with enough space to work, rest, and hold meetings.
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 (9,140 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.
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 United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 17,009 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.3 billion.
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