São José dos Campos, May 4, 2006
– Embraer today announced the launch of its new Embraer Executive Care, a comprehensive customer support program designed to provide the highest level of aircraft availability and utilization, and maintenance cost predictability. The new program arises from the current Total Legacy Care program, offers broader coverage and encompasses all of Embraer’s executive jets.“Our top priority at Embraer is to care for our customers with unwavering commitment to excellence in services and product support,”
said Luís Carlos Affonso, Senior Vice-President, Executive Jets. “And with the addition of the Phenom jets and the Lineage 1000 to our product portfolio, we want our customers to rest assured that when they are ready to fly, so are their aircraft.”
The new Embraer Executive Care program suits a variety of customer operation profiles, offering greater flexibility. It covers scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, OEM parts replacement and maintenance tracking and control. Depending on customers’ needs, they can choose between a comprehensive coverage program (labor and parts) or a partial plan covering parts only.
For optimum financial planning and budget control, payments are calculated based on the number of hours flown during the month multiplied by a predefined, competitively-priced hourly fee. This will allow Embraer’s increasing customer base to reduce its maintenance costs, better estimate spending and avoid unexpected budgetary surprises. The program also predicts lower rates during the warranty period of the aircraft.“Our jets are designed for easy- and low-maintenance, high performance and high utilization,”
commented Maurício Aveiro, Vice-President, Customer Support, Executive Jets. “That translates to constant readiness and a remarkable globally-proven record of aircraft availability.”
Embraer offers customers 24/7 direct access to a highly-trained team of engineers, dedicated technical experts and a growing network of state-of-the-art authorized service centers around the globe. It also carries tens of thousands of part numbers and millions of dollars in inventoried OEM replacement parts in its strategically-located logistic centers, giving customers the confidence that the parts will be delivered and the service provided in no time.
More details available at www.embraerexecutivejets.comAbout Embraer Executive JetsAbout 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 e-mail and transfer files.
The Legacy 600 baggage compartment with 240 cubic feet (6.8 cubic meters) 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 nautical miles (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 or Geneva to Dubai, Singapore to Beijing, Jakarta to Melbourne, and Singapore to Beijing or to Port Moresby 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.
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 business-class 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).About 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 single-pilot 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 antiskid 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 competitive aircraft.
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.
About the Lineage 1000
The Lineage 1000 jet was designed with comfort and luxury as top priorities. It will be configured to accommodate up to 19 people in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters).
The flexible interior offers five distinct privacy zones, as many as three lavatories, and an available stand-up shower. There is a set of pre-defined cabin configurations to fit all travelers’ needs, with plentiful room for work, rest and meetings. Amenities aboard include optionals such as Wi-Fi technology and Internet access, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and other features.
The total baggage capacity is of 615 cubic feet (17.4 cubic meters). A large aft baggage area, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, is more than twice the size of baggage compartments in competitive jets.
The highly-integrated avionics suite Primus Epic from Honeywell reveals five LCD multifunction control displays, cursor control device (CCD), auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, fly-by-wire, and other cutting-edge technologies.
The Lineage 1000 is powered by two efficient, reliable and easy-to-maintain GE CF34- 10E7 engines, with 18,500 pounds of thrust each. Its range with eight passengers onboard will be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km or 4,833 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves and 200 nm alternate. The airplane has a great airport performance, maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82, and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 m).
These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from London to New York or anywhere in Europe and Middle East; from Moscow to Tokyo, Quebec or anywhere in the Middle East; from New York to Paris, Brasília or anywhere in North America; from Jeddah to Beijing, Bangkok or anywhere in Europe, Africa and Middle East; from Dubai to Tokyo, Johannesburg, Rabat or anywhere in Europe and Middle East, at a lower operational cost and ultimate comfort.
Born of the severe demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage 1000 platform is designed for quick turnaround, top performance, high utilization and low maintenance. Its reliability is proven by hundreds of thousands of flight hours, and refined by the latest engineering.
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, Executive, 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$
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