EMBRAER LEGACY 600 DELIVERIES GROW IN 2007
EMBRAER LEGACY 600 DELIVERIES GROW IN 2007
São José dos Campos, February 13, 2008
– Embraer delivered 36 Legacy 600 executive jets in 2007, surpassing the 30 aircraft the Company had projected in January 2007. This represents a 33% increase over 2006 and 80% over 2005 deliveries.
The first Legacy 600 entered service in 2002 and more than 130 have been delivered to 23 countries. The jet is currently available for delivery in mid-2009, and the list price for contracts signed after March 31, 2008, will be US$ 26.93 million.“The Legacy 600 enjoys a growing global demand for its stylish comfort and amenities that deliver a premium travel experience,”
said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “Its superior performance in the most demanding environments, the low operating cost and Embraer’s broad support network further drive customer satisfaction.”
Last January, the first Legacy 600 with an enhanced interior was delivered to a European customer. The new interior had been displayed at the last National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual meeting and convention, in Atlanta, U.S., in September.
The taller cabin (6 feet or 1.82 meters) offers more headroom and the slimmer valance provides an even more spacious feel to the cabin. The redesigned two-tone leather seats, with a seamless berthing feature for sleep or relaxation, enrich the comfort and space in three distinct zones, a unique feature in the super mid-size category. Noise abatement improvements enhance cabin sound proofing, and auxiliary audio input makes cabin sound integration possible.
The galley now has more spacious compartments, retractable tables and a larger water reservoir for more convenient in-flight service. Optional items include a wine chiller and multiple oven combinations, including microwave. The baggage compartment is equipped with supports for storage of miscellaneous items, such as the tow bar.About the Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 jet 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 fullsize galley for hot and cold meals, a full-width aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. Optional High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capabilities allow customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails and transfer files. The 240-cubic-foot (6.8-cubic-meter) baggage compartment of the Legacy 600 is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flight, for greater passenger convenience.
The aircraft cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and has a range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km or 3,740 miles) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables customers to fly nonstop from New York
(U.S.) to London (U.K.); from London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); from Singapore (Singapore) to Beijing (China) or to Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); and from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Melbourne (Australia) at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with a similar cabin size. Additionally, the Legacy 600 is one the only super mid-size jet certified to operate into and out of the London City and Cannes-Mandelieu airports.
The twin-engine business jet is based on the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family platform that has accumulated over 12.5 million flight hours on 1,000 aircraft. With a platform designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, low operating cost, and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch reliability, the Legacy 600 offers luxurious comfort and delivers high utilization and high availability.
Priced at US$ 25.41 million, based on January 2008 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification, 131 Legacy jets currently operate in 23 countries. Also available in Shuttle and Shuttle High Capacity (HC) configurations, the Legacy is designed to provide comfort and functionality. The Legacy Shuttle accommodates from 16 to 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.
More information about Embraer Executive Jets is available at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
.Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: 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, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2007, Embraer had a workforce of 23,734 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 18.8 billion.
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