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EMBRAER EXECUTIVE JETS SHOWING IN TOLUCA, MEXICO MARCH 8-10
São José dos Campos, March 7, 2006
– Embraer is showing style, sophistication and engineering excellence at Aero ’06, March 8-10 in Toluca, Mexico. Visitors are invited to experience the premium comfort, space and luxury of the Phenom 100 in a full-scale mockup. The Legacy 600, equipped with high-speed Internet connectivity, will also be on display for the first time in Toluca.“With an economy that has hit the trillion dollar mark, Mexico’s market is ripe for business jet sales,”
said Ernest Edwards, Vice-President, Executive Aviation Sales & Marketing for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. “Embraer executive jets combine the proven engineering excellence of our commercial aircraft with design details that meet the form and function demands specific to the business jet market.”
With approximately 700 registered, private turboprop and jet aircraft, Mexico is the world’s second largest business aviation fleet in service, next to the U.S. Delivery of business jets in the region is expected to grow at an average rate of six percent per year. “Operating cost per trip will be lower for the Phenom jets compared to turboprops. No competing business jet can say the same,”
said Edwards. “And, all of Embraer’s executive jets are designed for high availability and utilization, so when an operator needs to fly, the aircraft is ready.”
The Phenom 100 will offer the largest cabin in the very light jet category, with the ability to carry four occupants up to 1,160 nautical miles (2.148 km) IFR or 1,320 nm (2.445 km) VFR. The Phenom 300 will have the largest cabin volume in the light jet category. With a range of 1,800 nm (3.334 km) IFR and capacity for up to nine occupants, the Phenom 300 appeals to corporations flying large turboprops and smaller light jets.
As part of a worldwide tour, Embraer is sharing the Phenom experience through life-size mock-ups demonstrating the jets’ generous interiors, designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, with comfortable seating and fine appointments, an aft cabin private lavatory, ample baggage compartments, and fully representative cockpit. After Toluca, the tour continues to the U.S. with the Phenom 300 in San Antonio March 14-15; Dallas March 18-19; Houston March 22-23 and Baton Rouge, La., March 29-30.
The Legacy 600 provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passengers in three distinct seating areas. The business jet offers luxurious leather seats, a three-seat divan, elegant credenza and tables, a full-size galley, large baggage compartment accessible in flight, aft lavatory, and entertainment system. Optional high-speed data and wireless fidelity increases in-flight productivity with Internet access. With a range of up to 3,250 nm (6,019 km) the Legacy 600 enables customers to fly nonstop from Toluca or Mexico City to Telluride, Colo.; New York; Gander, Canada; Quito, Ecuador; Lima, Peru; or Manaus, Brazil. The Legacy 600 delivers lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with similar cabin size.
More information about the Legacy 600, Phenom 100 and Phenom 300, as well as the complete Phenom mock-up tour calendar is available at www.embraerexecutivejets.com
.Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Business jet markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of December 31, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 16,953 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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