São José dos Campos, January 6, 2010
– Embraer has begun delivering its recently certified Phenom 300 executive jet, just one year after the first Phenom 100 customers received their aircraft. The first Phenom 300 was delivered at the Company’s headquarters, on December 29, 2009, to Executive Flight Services, a wholly owned aircraft management subsidiary of Executive AirShare, which received the aircraft on behalf of an undisclosed customer.
“As the first FAA Part 135 operator to take delivery of the Phenom 300, Executive Flight Services will be managing an aircraft that has met all design specifications and improved on its targets, in terms of runway take-off length, range, speed, and landing distance, making it the ideal tool for corporate use in this category
,” said Ernest Edwards, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, USA, Mexico and the Caribbean – Executive Jets.
“The Embraer delivery team has attended to every detail to ensure a smooth delivery of this aircraft
,” said Keith D. Plumb, President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive AirShare. “As the world’s leading operator of Phenom 100 aircraft, we have been extremely pleased with the performance and low direct operating costs of this entry level jet, and hold similarly high expectations for the Phenom 300
In preparation for entering service, Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS), based in Dallas, Texas, successfully qualified four Phenom 300 customer pilots, in December 2009, to operate the new Embraer Phenom 300 jet. Due to the level of commonality between the Phenom aircraft models, and because all pilots had previously obtained their Phenom 100 type ratings, only a transition course for the Phenom 300 was required.About Executive AirShare
Founded in 2001, Executive AirShare (www.ExecAirShare.com
) operates a fleet of latemodel jet and turboprop aircraft serving owners throughout the Central United States. As one of the nation’s largest regional fractional aircraft ownership companies, it offers businesses and individuals the benefits of corporate aircraft, without the expense and hassle of managing their own flight operations.
The U.S. company is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and also operates out of Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Executive AirShare is currently the only established fractional aircraft ownership company to offer both the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300. It also offers aircraft management and charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services (www.ExecFlightServices.net
).About the Phenom 300 jet
The Phenom 300 light jet accommodates up to ten occupants in a spacious and pleasant interior, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features.
The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS), and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas, in the U.S.; from London (U.K.) to Athens (Greece), in Europe; or from Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates). For more information on Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica 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, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
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