São José dos Campos, March 29, 2005
– Embraer today announced Boutsen Aviation as authorized sales representative for Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg), the Principality of Monaco and the French Côte d’Azur. This representation covers the Legacy family of corporate jets, which comprises the Legacy Executive, Legacy Shuttle and Legacy Shuttle HC.
“Thierry Boutsen, a distinguished name in business aviation, will be a key partner for Embraer as we expand our presence throughout Europe
,” said Luiz F. Fuchs, Embraer Senior Vice-President Europe, Africa and Middle East – Civil Aircraft. “This partnership with Boutsen Aviation will enable us to be closer to our European customers and cater to their specific needs
Founded in 1997 by Thierry Boutsen, ex-F1 Grand Prix winner, Boutsen Aviation is a leading European aircraft sales organization. Headquartered in Monaco, with a subsidiary in Luxembourg, the company has achieved over 80 aircraft sales worldwide and has a firmly established aircraft management business.
“I am absolutely delighted and proud to have been chosen by Embraer as a sales representative for the Legacy. It reminds me of the exhilaration of starting my first Formula One race. This partnership reaffirms Boutsen Aviation’s commitment to the world of business aviation and consolidates my ambition to offer customers premium products and services
,” said Thierry Boutsen, President and founder of the company.About the Legacy Family
The Legacy is a super mid-size business jet based on the successful ERJ 135/145 regional jet platform with 900 aircraft delivered, over 6 million hours flown and a dispatch reliability of over 99 percent. Certified by the FAA in 2002, the Legacy is operated in twelve countries.
The Legacy Executive carries up to 16 passengers in a 1,410 cu ft (39.9 m3) first-class cabin and is priced at $22.45 million USD (January 2005 economic conditions). It cruises at a speed of up to Mach .80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 Km) with 8 passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. The Legacy Shuttle transports up to 19 passengers in business-class comfort or up to 37 passengers in the Shuttle HC version. The Legacy boasts the largest baggage compartment in the industry with 240 cu ft (6.8 m3) in the Executive and 325 cu ft (9.2 m3) in the Shuttle.
With the most spacious cabin in its class and priced at about a third less than comparable aircraft, the Legacy offers an unprecedented balance between comfort, reliability and performance.
For more details, please visit www.Legacybyembraer.com
Regarding Boutsen Aviation, please visit www.Boutsen.com
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 35 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global airline, Defense and Corporate markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in China, France, Singapore and the United States. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of December 31, 2004 Embraer had a total workforce of 14,648 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.1 billion.
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