São José dos Campos, April 28, 2006
– Embraer will showcase the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 interior mock-ups at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE 2006) to kick off the European tour. The newest Legacy 600 will also be exhibited at the
international convention to be held May 3-5 in Geneva, Switzerland.
To review the Phenom and the Legacy program achievements, Embraer will hold a press conference on May 2 in Room 1 of the convention hall. The press briefing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. and will be hosted by Luís Carlos Affonso, Senior Vice-President, Executive Jets, and other
key Embraer executives.“We have always had great expectations for the European market, where 40 percent of the global Legacy fleet is currently operating,”
said Luís Carlos Affonso. “And, according to our market forecast, Europe will account for almost 1,800 executive jet deliveries in ten years, with 38 percent being very light and light jets.”
The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 will compete in the very light and light jet segments. Cabin size, comfort and luxury, combined with a pilot-friendly cockpit, performance and high availability, make Embraer’s new executive jets the ideal choice for personal use, business travel and air taxi operation worldwide.
The full-scale Phenom interior mock-ups will kick off their European tour from Geneva. After EBACE, it goes on to Berlin, then to the film festival in Cannes, and to Monaco for the 2006 Formula 1 Grand Prix. On June 9, the tour will visit Rotterdam for a Volvo Ocean Race stopover. The complete Phenom Tour schedule is available on the Company’s website at www.embraerexecutivejets.com
On the EBACE static display this year, the Legacy 600 makes its first public appearance at an international exhibition bearing its new corporate paint scheme. Fully equipped with Embraer’s latest technical innovations, this Legacy 600 will become a demonstrator aircraft to be based in Europe.
The Legacy 600 marked Embraer’s entrance into the business jet market, redefining cabin comfort and style for jets in its category. A market success in Europe, it is owned by operators in Austria, Belgium, Spain, Greece, the Checz Republic, Russia, the U.K. and Switzerland. The Legacy 600 is also the largest executive jet certified to operate at London City Airport, a great productivity differential for owners. Currently, there are 71 Legacy aircraft flying in 17 countries.About Embraer Executive Jets
The Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passengers in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza, and spacious tables for dining or meetings. The aircraft also has a full-size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-breadth aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capability allows customers to browse the Internet, access email and transfer files.
The Legacy 600 baggage compartment with 240 cu ft (6.8 cu m) is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flights for greater passenger convenience.
The Legacy 600 cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables our customers to fly nonstop from New York to London, London to Dubai, or Moscow to Addis Ababa at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with similar cabin size. Additionally, the Legacy 600 is the largest business jet certified to operate into and out of London City Airport, being capable of flying (from London City) to Moscow and back with eight passengers.
Designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, the Legacy 600 offers low operating cost and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch availability. The super midsize twin-engine business jet is based on the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family platform that accumulates over nine million flight hours on more than 900 aircraft, and counting. Priced at US$ 23.6 million in January 2006 economic conditions for FAA certification, there are 71 Legacy 600 currently operating in 17 countries.
Also available in Shuttle and Shuttle HC configurations, the Legacy is designed to provide comfort and functionality. The Legacy Shuttle accommodates between 16 and 19 passengers in businessclass comfort. The Shuttle HC version enhances owner productivity and comfortably seats as many as 37 passengers in a superior airline-quality interior. Prices for the Shuttle versions range from US$ 17.8 million to US$ 18.52 million (January 2006 economic conditions for FAA certification).
The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300
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 pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the two new aircraft will enable singlepilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering heritage, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 will be built for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability both jets will offer a standard brake-by-wire system with anti-skid capability.
The Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers in a typical club configuration. The generous 55 cubic feet (1.55 cubic meters) baggage compartment is big enough to store their luggage, golf bags and even skis.
It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engines with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range, with four people onboard and maximum operating speed of Mach 0.7, will be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148 km or 1,335 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes, and 100 nm alternate; or 1,320 nm (2,445 km or 1,520 miles) with NBAA VFR reserves, 45 minutes. The airplane is designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 m). These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from Geneva to Stockholm, Kiev, Istanbul or Rabat at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.
The Phenom 100, priced at US$ 2.75 million in 2005 economic conditions for FAA certification, is expected to enter service in mid-2008.
The Phenom 300 jet will be configured to accommodate up to nine people. Its large baggage capacity of 76 cubic feet (2.14 cubic meters) will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis.
It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E engines with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Its range, with six people onboard and maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78, will be 1,800 nm (3,334 km or 2,070 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves and 100 nm alternate. The airplane is also designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). These capabilities will permit customers to fly nonstop from Geneva to Reykjavik, the Azores, the Canary Islands, Cairo, Tel Aviv or Moscow at a lower cost than
The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and be priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on 2005 economic conditions, for FAA certification.
More information available at www.embraerexecutivejets.comNote 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, Executive, and Defense and Government 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 March 31, 2006, Embraer had a total workforce of 17,144 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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