– Embraer participates in the sixth International Aviation Trade Show and Convention (AeroExpo 2007), May 24-26, in Mexico City, Mexico. Visitors will experience the premium comfort, space and luxury of the full-scale mock-up of the company’s Phenom 300, as well as the Legacy 600 business jet, in the static display at Toluca International Airport.
Mexico has the world’s second largest business aviation fleet, after the U.S.. “There is a strong demand for business jets in Latin America, and it continues to grow very rapidly,” said Ernest Edwards, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, Executive Jets. “Over the next decade, it is expected that over 50% of business jet deliveries in the region will be in the light and very light jet segments.”
During AeroExpo, one of the most awaited aeronautical events in Latin America, Embraer will reveal for the first time in Mexico and as part of a worldwide demo tour, the mock-up of the Phenom 300 best-in-class executive jet. The Phenom 300 has the largest cabin volume in the light jet category, comfortably accommodating up to nine occupants in an executive seating layout. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) at 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 will be 1,800 nautical miles (3.334 km) with NBAA IFR reserves, allowing customers to fly nonstop from Toluca or Mexico City to Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington or Miami, in the U.S., or Panama City, in Panama, at a lower cost than competitive aircraft. The Phenom 300 appeals to corporations flying large turboprops and smaller light jets.
The Legacy 600 offers comfort and luxury, and delivers high utilization and availability rates. More than 100 are flying in 19 countries, providing privacy for up to 19 passengers in three distinct seating areas. The aircraft cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and has a range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables customers to fly nonstop from Toluca or Mexico City to any location in the Continental U.S.; Vancouver and Gander, Canada; Quito, Ecuador; Lima, Peru; or Manaus, Brazil, at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with a similar cabin size.
After Toluca, the Phenom 300 mock-up tour continues to the U.S. states of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
More details about Embraer’s executive jets and a complete Phenom mock-up tour calendar are available at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
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