São José dos Campos, September 16, 2010
– Embraer named the Vnukovo-3 Group as its authorized sales representative (ASR) in Russia, today. The deal with the Russian company was announced during the opening Jet Family Party of the fifth Russian International Business Aviation Exhibition, JetExpo 2010 (www.JetExpo.ru
), in Moscow, September 15-17. The Vnukovo-3 Group, which operates a fully dedicated business aviation terminal – Vnukovo-3, in Moscow – providing service for over 90% of business aircraft flights in the city, will sell the entire line of Embraer Executive Jets products.
“We are pleased to welcome the Vnukovo-3 Group as Embraer’s sales representative in Russia,
” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “Embraer already has a very important presence in the Russian market with over 30 Legacy 600 executive jets operating in the region. By partnering with the Vnukovo-3 Group, a leader in business aviation in Russia, we expect to expand our best-in class executive jet presence
Embraer’s Executive Jets portfolio consists of seven airplanes: entry level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, midlight Legacy 450, midsize Legacy 500, super midsize Legacy 600, large Legacy 650, and ultra-large Lineage 1000. These aircraft offer cabin sizes and ranges that are well-suited to the most diverse demands, allowing for greater work productivity and offering better usage of valuable travel time in comfort and privacy.
“We are honored by Embraer’s confidence in choosing the Vnukovo-3 Group as a partner to develop Embraer Executive Jets sales in Russia
,” said Vitaly Vantsev, Chairman of the Board of the Vnukovo-3 Group. “This responsibility is a valued addition to our extensive services and products portfolio. We have high expectations for the Russian market, especially because Embraer’s aircraft are world-renowned and incredibly well-suited to this region
.”Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: 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, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,781 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.2 billion.
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