– Embraer participates in the fourth Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) to be held August 9-11 at Congonhas Airport, in São Paulo, Brazil.
At LABACE 2007, organized by the Brazilian Association of General Aviation (Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral – ABAG ), under the supervision of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Embraer showcases the Legacy 600 and the Phenom 300 full-scale mock- up, and also promotes the Phenom 100 very light and the Lineage 1000 ultra-large jets.
“We look forward to participating in this year’s edition of LABACE, a prestigious business aviation event,” said Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “We are certain that our executive jets will impress the public.”
The full-scale mock-up of the Phenom 300 light jet features the extended cabin, with 14 additional inches (35 centimeters) that add 15 cubic feet (0.42 cubic meter) of space and increase passenger comfort, allowing new cabin configuration options. The first flight of the Phenom 300 is scheduled for mid-2008. The Phenom 100 very light jet has already performed its maiden flight last July and its certification is scheduled for mid-2008.
The ample space and comfort of the Legacy 600 span three cabin zones, offering greater privacy to passengers. The aircraft abounds with the largest cabin and baggage compartment of the super mid-size category, which is accessible in flight, and offers onboard conveniences such as wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi). Since its entry into service in 2002, over 100 Legacy jets were delivered to customers in 20 countries worldwide.
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