– Embraer Executive Jets will participate in Avalon 2011, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, March 1-6, in Geelong, Victoria (
). The event will celebrate the centenary of Australia’s first passenger flight, and the tenth event staged at Avalon Airport, since 1992.
During Avalon 2011, Embraer, located at booth EN-D1, will showcase the award-winning Phenom 100 entry level, Phenom 300 light, and Legacy 600 super midsize executive jets in the Company’s largest static display in Australia, to date.
Embraer has been present in Australia since the EMB-110 Bandeirante went into service, there, in 1978. Today, the Company is extensively represented by a fleet of regional turboprops (EMB-110 and EMB-120), airliners (E-Jets) and executive jets (Phenom 100 and Legacy 600). Embraer’s portfolio of executive jets is composed of the entry level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, super midsize Legacy 600, large Legacy 650, ultra-large Lineage 1000, as well as the midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500, which are under development. These aircraft offer cabin sizes and flexible ranges that are well-suited to diverse demands, including private and corporate use, shuttle operations, or MEDEVAC missions.
Additionally, in order to cater to the needs of Embraer Executive Jets operators in the region, the Company appointed Australia’s ExecuJet, in January 2010, as an Embraer Authorized Service Center (EASC) to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), as well as warranty, line and heavy maintenance services to Embraer Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 operators in the country. Also in 2010, Embraer invested in a full inventory of spare parts for its executive jets at the Regional Distribution Center in Singapore, for greater proximity and quicker turnaround times for replacement parts to customers in Asia Pacific. EASCs in India, Singapore, Indonesia, China, and Australia offer complete coverage for the expanded regional area. This coverage is complemented by a 24-hour Customer Contact Center at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, which provides 24/7 assistance to all Embraer Executive Jets customers worldwide.About Embraer Executive Jets
￼Embraer entered the executive jet market by launching the Legacy 600, in 2000. The jet’s success, since it entered service, in 2002, plus the launch of new products and strengthened customer services, reinforce the Company’s commitment to become a major player in this segment. Embraer’s experience in designing airplanes for high-use scenarios brings features to the executive jets that are unique to the market, which give customers peace of mind and provide aircraft availability through simplified maintenance. The entry level Phenom 100, the light Phenom 300, the midlight Legacy 450, the midsize Legacy 500, the super midsize Legacy 600, Legacy 650, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000 jets are positioned at the top of their respective classes, offering superior space and comfort, excellent performance and low operating costs. Meeting customer needs is the focus of the design of Embraer’s executive jets, which enjoy great acceptance, worldwide.￼￼ For more details, visit: www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
Embraer 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. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 17,149 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.6 billion.
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