Singapore, February 14, 2012
– Embraer has introduced major improvements to its popular Legacy 600/650 jets that refines the interior, features a state-of-the-art cabin management system and offers increased efficiency and safety for aircraft operations, significantly raising the bar for its class. The new versions, with a host of new options, are now available for standard aircraft produced in 2012.
“These changes are specifically designed to increase cabin comfort and capabilities to ensure passengers have the right environment to either relax or maintain their productivity,” said Ernest Edwards, President Embraer Executive Jets. “Key to this is our effort to reduce cabin sound levels, which set a new benchmark for the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 class of aircraft. Complementing the new features is a full, high definition entertainment system. Customers will be able to see the improvements during the worldwide demonstration tour we will launch in March.”
The new interior includes the Honeywell Ovation® SelectTM, all digital, cabin management system and a state-of-the-art system that is also offered on the Legacy 450/500. It features a full, high-definition video system and media input and includes iPod and iPhone docking systems, USB, HDMI, VGA and Composite Video ports, blu-ray player and a 3-D moving map. There is an 8.9” touchscreen CMS passenger control monitor in the galleys for master control of video, audio, lighting, temperature, and water and individual touch screen controls located throughout the cabin. Also included is the XM Radio for US operations. A 17.5” LCD monitor comes standard but customers can choose from a number of monitor options including up to a 32” credenza version, 24” bulkhead configuration or individual seat monitors. These can be complemented by a crisp, two-zone surround sound.
In addition to the Ovation SelectTM system, Embraer has improved the interior storage and added a new, wireless handset Iridium telephone system. The company is also offering restyled seats with side-pocket storage and greater swivel movement in the third zone.
Embraer now offers new finishing materials including 12 species of standard veneers in addition to six optional premium veneers. For the wet areas in the galley and lavatory, a selection of six natural stone flooring choices is available.
Improvements for the 2012 Legacy 600/650 are not restricted to the cabin and are designed to reduce pilot workload as well as improve the flexibility, efficiency and safety of aircraft operations. The cockpit features improved avionics with the Honeywell Primus EliteTM which won Flying Magazine’s 2010 Editor’s Choice Award. The Elite system includes LCD displays and a Cursor Control Device (CCD) as well as charts and map capability and XM Weather for US operations.
To ensure the 2012 Legacy 600/650 is equipped for the changing air traffic control system, Embraer incorporated VNAV and RNP 0.3 for optimizing airspace use, flight time and fuel burn. WAAS/LPV along with CPDLC FANS 1/A which enables satcom-based ATC communications for trans-oceanic flights are available as options as are Smart LandingTM and Smart RunwayTM surface awareness and advisory system.
About the Legacy 600
The super midsize Legacy 600 carries 13 passengers (standard configuration) and a crew of three in three distinct cabin zones. The refined interior offers leather seats, sofa, credenza, and tables for meals or meetings. The airplane also has a spacious galley, an ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and satellite communication. The jet has a cruising speed of Mach 0.80. Its range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers, or 3,400 nautical miles (6,297 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet can fly nonstop from Munich (Germany), London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai; from Berlin (Germany) to Praia (Cape Verde); from Frankfurt (Germany) to Karachi (Pakistan); from Hamburg (Germany) to Delhi; from Los Angeles (U.S.) to Honolulu (Hawaii); from Delhi (India) or Singapore to Tokyo (Japan); or from Shanghai (China) to Delhi. More than 180 Legacy 600 jets presently operate in 29 countries, with high rates of dispatch reliability and low operating costs.
About the Legacy 650
The Legacy 650 range is 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) affording such nonstop distances as Beijing to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Hong Kong to Adelaide (Australia), carrying four passengers under NBAA IFR conditions. Its state-of-the-art cockpit includes the Honeywell Primus EliteTM avionics suite, greatly reducing the pilot workload and enhancing safety. With three distinct cabin zones, the Legacy 650 is the only jet in its class with this level of comfort. Advanced Wi-Fi technology and significantly reduced cabin noise means the Legacy 600/650 ensures an environment in which passengers can work or rest. It includes a fully equipped wet galley and the largest in-flight accessible baggage compartment, something Embraer is known for.
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 U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,265 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 15.4 billion.
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