– Embraer will participate in the 56th Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh, in Wisconsin, U.S., where professionals and enthusiasts gather, annually, to take part in one of the world’s most famous aviation events. This year’s Oshkosh will be held July 28 to August 3, at Wittman Regional Airport. Embraer will showcase the Phenom 300 jet mock-up at the Company’s booth (S32), located at AeroShell Square. The Legacy 600 will be exhibited on July 28, and JetBlue Airways will display an EMBRAER 190 jet on July 30.
“We are excited to be participating for the third consecutive year in EAA AirVenture, where guests travel from all over the world to see the best in experimental aircraft, vintage warbirds and exciting new aircraft,” said Ernest Edwards, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean – Executive Jets. “Visitors will experience the full-scale Phenom 300 mock-up, with its spacious cabin, comfortable seats, large baggage compartment, and Garmin’s state-of- the-art Prodigy® flight deck.”
Embraer will host a press briefing on Monday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m., at the Company’s booth. Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer’s Executive Vice President, Executive Jets, will present the latest achievements of the newly-expanded portfolio of Embraer Executive Jets, consisting of the Phenom 100, the Phenom 300, the Legacy 450, the Legacy 500, the Legacy 600, and the Lineage 1000. The super midsize Legacy 600 is in operation in 23 countries, with more than 140 aircraft delivered. The deliveries of the entry-level Phenom 100 and the ultra-large Lineage 1000 are scheduled to begin in the second half of this year, while the light Phenom 300 will enter service in the second half of 2009. The midsize Legacy 500 and the midlight Legacy 450 jets, formally launched last April, are expected to enter service in the second half of 2012 and 2013, respectively.
The Phenom 300 has the largest cabin volume in the light jet category, comfortably accommodating up to ten occupants. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78, and is designed for short-field takeoffs and hot-and-high operations. Its range with six occupants and NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes of holding and 100 nm alternate) will be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km), allowing customers to fly nonstop from New York to Denver or Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); or from Los Angeles to Detroit, Mexico City or Atlanta, at a lower cost than competitive aircraft. The Phenom 300 appeals to corporations now flying large turboprops and light jets.
Note to Editors
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