Embraer Executive Jets to Highlight Seven-Aircraft Portfolio at ABACE
Shanghai, China, April 8, 2013 - With its ultra-large Lineage 1000, large Legacy 650 and light Phenom 300 on static display, Embraer Executive Jets will promote its award-winning executive jets at the 2013 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The largest show dedicated to showcasing business aviation products and services in Asia, ABACE is scheduled for April 16-18, 2013 at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, China.
A press conference updating Embraer Executive Jets programs and new business advancements is scheduled for April 15th, 10:00-10:45am, in Press Conference Room No.1.
“We have been witnessing the rapid growth of China’s business aviation market,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “In 2012, business aircraft deliveries in China grew 40% compared to 2011. The market has been very receptive to Embraer Executive Jets and we expect to see continuing strong sales in the region.”
Since the delivery of the first Embraer Executive Jets aircraft to the China market in 2004, the company has booked firm orders for 28 aircraft and received options for five more in this region. In addition, world renowned movie star, Jackie Chan, became the Embraer Executive Jets global brand ambassador and, later, became the launch customer for the Legacy 650 in China.
In recognition of its break-through role and fast brand growth in the business aviation sector, Embraer Executive Jets has received more than a dozen international innovation and design awards from aviation and luxury press worldwide. In 2012, it was included as one of the Top 100 Luxury Brands by the World Luxury Association.
The Lineage 1000’s range of 8,149 kilometers (4,400 nautical miles) enables nonstop flights from Beijing to Copenhagen and from Shanghai to Anchorage, with eight passengers and NBAA IFR fuel reserves. This ultra-large business jet is the first 21st Century aircraft in its class. It features fly-by-wire controls and, with five cabin zones, incorporates the most flexible interior of any ultra-large jet. It has more than twice the cabin space and a larger cross section of many of its competitors. The Lineage 1000 can include a bedroom and en-suite shower and the largest inflight-accessible baggage compartment in its class. It is the only ultra-large jet to be able to serve Aspen, London City and Teterboro.
The Legacy 650 with enhanced interior will showcase a new cabin management system, reduced noise levels and avionics advances that equip the aircraft for the future air traffic control system. It includes a three-cabin-zone interior and offers the largest lavatory in the class as well as the largest inflight-accessible baggage compartment. The aircraft offers up to 14 passengers the ability to work or rest during the flight. Its range is 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers), affording nonstop distances such as Beijing to Dubai and Hong Kong to Adelaide (Australia), while carrying four passengers under NBAA IFR conditions.
Judged one of the top 15 most influential business aircraft of all time by industry press, the light Phenom 300 is the roomiest in its class. The eight- to 11-seat aircraft has the top climb and field performance of any light jet. It is designed for 15% lower operating costs and offers the most range and speed in its class. The Phenom 300, as with all Embraer Executive Jet aircraft, set a new standard for light business jets and is the recipient of many international design and innovation awards.
For more information about Embraer Executive Jets, see: www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com.
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