– Embraer named ABS Jets as its authorized sales representative (ASR) in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, this week. The deal with the Czech company was announced on the opening day of the fourth AERO Friedrichshafen Trade Exhibition for General Aviation (
), April 2-5, in Germany. ABS Jets is also an Embraer authorized service center and one of the largest Legacy 600 operators in Europe, and will be selling Embraer’s full Executive Jets portfolio.
“ABS Jets has positively represented Embraer in this region, and they know the Legacy 600 extremely well. Naturally, we are pleased to extend our great relationship by announcing the company as Embraer’s new sales representative for Europe,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East – Executive Jets. “As well as being an authorized Embraer maintenance service center, ABS Jets also became the first Legacy 600 operator in Central Europe, in 2004, and currently flies six of them.”
Embraer’s Executive Jet portfolio consists of six aircraft: the Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Legacy 600, and Lineage 1000, from the entry level, light, midlight, midsize, super midsize, and ultra-large categories, respectively. These aircraft have cabin sizes and ranges that are well-suited to the most diverse demands, allowing for greater work productivity and offering better use of valuable travel time, in comfort and privacy.
“We are very proud of Embraer’s confidence in choosing ABS Jets,” said ABS Jets CEO, David Kyjovsky. “This responsibility is a valued addition to our extensive service and product portfolio. Despite the difficulties in the economy, we feel cautious optimism – especially because Embraer’s aircraft are world-renowned and incredibly well-suited to this region. In today’ s cost conscious times they represent the best value in the industry.”
About ABS Jets
ABS Jets was founded in 2004. With its registered offices in Prague and operational bases in the Prague (Czech Republic) and Bratislava (Slovakia) airports, the company provides a wide range of aviation services – aircraft management, executive charter services, flight planning and monitoring (certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency – EASA), handling (EASA certified and preferred UAV vendor for the Czech Republic and Slovakia), hangar services, travel management, aircraft maintenance (PART 145 authorized, including maintenance management and airworthiness review services), and aircraft sales (Embraer Sales Representative for Czech Republic and Slovakia). The company currently manages a fleet of ten aircraft. For more information about ABS Jets, visit www.ABSjets.com
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About Embraer’s Executive Jets
The Phenom 100 can accommodate up to eight people and has seven interior options designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami (U.S.), from London to Rome (Europe), or from Brisbane to Melbourne (Australia). The jet was certified in December 2008, and proved to be the fastest and to have the largest baggage capacity in its category. The Phenom 100 has the latest cockpit design and a private aft lavatory as competitive features.
The Phenom 300 accommodates up to ten passengers in a spacious and pleasant interior, also designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light category, reaching up to 518 mph (833 km/h, or 450 knots – KTAS), and it can reach an altitude of 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas (U.S.), from London to Athens (Europe), or from Delhi (India) to Dubai.
Launched in 2008, the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 are medium-sized executive jets that set a new paradigm in their respective categories. Their interiors were designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, offering unequaled comfort and style. These aircraft will have the largest cabin and the best acoustical insulation in their classes. A flat-floor, stand-up (six-foot) cabin, excellent pressurization, and vacuum lavatories are other highlights of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, complementing their superior performance and low operating costs.
The new-generation Rockwell Collins Pro Line FusionTM avionics system will provide extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive interface. The HTF7500E state-of-the- art engines, manufactured by Honeywell, incorporate the latest technologies for meeting performance requirements with improved efficiency, in terms of fuel consumption, facilitated maintenance, low operating costs, and reduced noise and pollution emissions, thus lessening their environmental impact. The jets will be the fastest in their categories and the only ones equipped with cutting-edge fly-by-wire electronic flight controls that increase operational safety and passenger comfort, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.
The Legacy 450 is being designed to carry up to nine passengers. It will have a range of 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 km) with four passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km) with eight passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, meaning the jet will be able to fly nonstop from London (U.K.) to Moscow (Russia) or Rabat (Morocco).
The Legacy 500 will carry up to nine passengers. It is being designed for a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,560 km) with four passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km) with eight passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Los Angeles (U.S.), or from Moscow (Russia) to Mumbai (India).
The Legacy 600 can carry 14 passengers in comfort and privacy, with three distinct cabin zones. In the standard configuration, the refined interior offers leather seats, sofa, credenza, and tables for meals or meetings. The airplane also has a spacious galley for preparing hot and cold meals, an ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and satellite communication. Optional High-Speed Data (HSD) equipment and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) technology enable customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails, and transfer files during trips, providing a better use of time, increased work productivity, and more entertainment options.
The aircraft has a large baggage compartment, which is easily accessible during flight, with a total capacity of 286 cubic feet (8.1 cubic meters or 8,100 liters). The airplane’s cruising speed is Mach 0.80. It has a 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, meaning the jet can fly nonstop from Los Angeles (U.S.) to Honolulu (Hawaii) or from London to Dubai (United Arab Emirates). More than 160 Legacy 600 jets presently operate in 24 countries, with high rates of dispatch reliability and low operating costs.
The Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s largest executive jet and can carry 19 passengers in five cabin zones. It has a range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, meaning the jet is able to fly nonstop from New York to Moscow, from Singapore to Sydney (Australia), or from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa). The interior design gives priority to comfort and refinement, and was designed in conjunction with Priestman Goode, from the U.K.. The cabin, outfitted by PATS Aircraft Completions, a division of De Crane Aerospace, located in the United States, uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. The great variety of configurations meets all passenger requirements with enough space to work, rest, and hold meetings. Optional items include Wi-Fi technology, access to the Internet, and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). An ample aft baggage compartment, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, has a total capacity of 443 cubic feet (12.54 cubic meters or 12.540 liters) and has more than the twice the space offered by competitive jets. The Primus Epic® integrated avionics system, manufactured by Honeywell, has five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multi-functional control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), auto- throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, and other state-of-the-art technologies. The Lineage 1000 is equipped with the latest electronic fly-by-wire flight control system.
In order to meet the demands of executive jet customers, Embraer invested in the creation of a support system consisting of seven Company-owned service centers and an extensive authorized service center network, worldwide. Embraer also has partnerships with renowned companies in the areas of logistics and pilot and mechanic training, besides offering routine inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and special service solution programs, like Embraer Executive Care (EEC). The Company’s product support structure covers flight operations, technical assistance and maintenance, which are customized according to the operating profile of each aircraft, as well as a new customer service concept implemented by the Contact Center. This structure makes possible a significant reduction in costs and downtime of the aircraft, and maximizes the benefits of this important business tool.
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 February 28, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,389 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI. On December 31, 2008, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled US$ 20.9 billion.
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