Orlando, FL, October 29, 2012
– An unnamed corporate flight department has taken delivery of two new Embraer Executive Jets ERJ-145XR Corporate Shuttles for service in North America.
“Both 50-seat aircraft are equipped with new slim seats providing increased legroom, power outlets at each seat, state-of-the-art Gogo BizTM wireless internet system and Honeywell Primus Elite avionics,” said Claudio Camelier, Vice President Market and Product Strategy, Embraer Executive Jets. “These changes are specifically designed to improve flight operations efficiency and increase cabin comfort and capabilities to ensure passengers have the right environment in which to maintain their productivity or relax. This is a major advance in addressing the corporate shuttle market by offering a modern, efficient and comfortable jet aircraft solution.”
The ERJ-145XR twin jet offers an extended range of 2,000 nautical miles (with 50 passengers and NBAA reserves) and is equipped with winglets and Rolls-Royce AE3007A1E engines for enhanced performance and lower fuel burn and emissions.
“The delivery of these two aircraft is a noteworthy event in that it confirms the importance of shuttle aircraft with corporations looking for ways to further increase employee productivity,” said Bob Knebel, Vice President Sales - North America, Embraer Executive Jets. “Over 20 Embraer Corporate Shuttles are in operation worldwide by corporate flight departments that use the airplanes to transport employees between company sites.”
Improvements are not restricted to the cabin. Other modifications were designed to reduce pilot workload as well as improve the flexibility and efficiency of aircraft operations. The cockpit features improved avionics with the Honeywell Primus EliteTM system, which won Flying Magazine’s 2010 Editor’s Choice Award. The Primus Elite system features LCD graphical displays and a Cursor Control Device (CCD), as well as charts and map capability and XM Weather for US operations. To ensure the aircraft is equipped for the changing air traffic control environment, Embraer incorporated VNAV and RNP 0.3 for optimizing airspace use, flight time and fuel burn. WAAS/LPV approach capability and Honeywell Smart LandingTM and Smart RunwayTM surface awareness and advisory system are offered as options.
Embraer Executive Jets offers an extensive portfolio of Corporate Shuttles based on the ERJ-135/145 regional jets and EMBRAER 170/190 commercial jets.
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