Phenom 100 (artist rendering)
EMBRAER EXTENDS PHENOM 100 LAUNCH PRICE OFFER
São José dos Campos, April 7, 2006
– Embraer announced today that the launch price of the Phenom 100 will be maintained through May 31, 2006. Effective June 1, 2006, the price of the executive jet will be US$ 2.85 million for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, in January 2005 economic conditions. The announced launch price was US$ 2.75 million.“The market’s response to the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 has surpassed our expectations,”
said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Senior Vice–President, Executive Aviation Market. “We will continue to offer the Phenom 100 at its launch price through May of this year to extend the opportunity for more customers to experience its unequalled space and luxurious comfort.”
The Phenom 100 is on display this week in a full-scale mock-up at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In through April 10 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida. Both the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 mock-ups will begin a European tour in Geneva on May 3, at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE). The Phenom 300 mock-up will then continue on to Berlin, Germany, for the International
Aerospace Exhibition (ILA 2006); Cannes, France, and Rotterdam, Holland .The Phenom Jets
The Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 jets are best-in-class. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for these jets. Both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style unseen in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by the size of the generous windows and the most ample cabin in their class. Onboard conveniences include a wardrobe or refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, and satellite communications.
The Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers in a typical club seat pounds of thrust. Its range will be 1,160 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves [35 min], with 100 nm alternate), or 1,320nm (VFR reserves [45 minutes]) with four people onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.7. The airplane is designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet. The Phenom 100, priced at US$ 2.75 millio n in 2005 economic conditions through May 31, 2006, is expected to enter service in mid-2008.
The Phenom 300 jet will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E engines, with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Comfortably accommodating up to nine people, its range will be 1,800 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves with 100 nm alternate) with six persons
onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78. The airplane is also designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,700 meters). The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid -2009 and be priced at US$ 6.65 million based on 2005 economic conditions.
Additional details are 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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