São José dos Campos, June 15, 2010
– Embraer is holding its Executive Operators Conference (EEOC) 2010 for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) customers, June 15-17, in Paris, France. The sixth edition of the event will gather Phenom 100 operators from the region for the first time, and will also focus on support for the Legacy 600 executive jet.
“One year after the first Phenom 100 entered service in Europe, we are pleased to welcome these new customers and operators to the strategic EEOC meeting, and also to strengthen our relationship with Legacy 600 operators
,” said Antonio Martini, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support & Services, Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Executive Jets. “The conference is an excellent opportunity for customers, operators, Embraer, and the authorized service centers to network on experiences and ideas about the operation and maintenance of these jets in the region, which already has over 50 Legacy 600 and 18 Phenom 100 operators, totaling more that 120 Embraer aircraft
The super midsize Legacy 600 became the first member of the Embraer Executive Jets portfolio to make its debut in the EMEA region, in 2002. Since then, five other members have joined the family, with the entry level Phenom 100 and the ultra-large Lineage 1000 jets entering service in 2009. In the second semester of 2010, the light Phenom 300 will arrive in Europe. The new midsize Legacy 500 and midlight Legacy 450 jets will enter service in the EMEA region in 2013 and 2014, respectively.Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica 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. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On March 31, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,792 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.0 billion.
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