São José dos Campos, June 10, 2010
– Embraer will participate in Asian Business Aviation Macau 2010 (ABA) at Macau International Airport, June 9 - 11. The Company will bring its largest executive jet aircraft, the Lineage 1000 (Demonstrator No. PT-SDD), to the event for static display.
“Embraer attaches great importance to the Chinese aviation market, whose current economic status makes the country a breeding ground for the cultivation of a business aviation culture.” said Guan Dongyuan, President of Embraer China. “We are delighted to be able to serve this market with a full line of executive jet products, ranging from entry level to ultra-large aircraft, to meet the needs of customers working under various operational models. The ABA event provides a platform for the Company to communicate with its customers, and enables us to comprehend the needs of this emerging market.”
Strong customer support is vital for the ultimate success of winning the market. “Taking advantage of a sizeable fleet of Embraer commercial jets already operated by a number of Chinese airlines, we have built up a comprehensive customer support capacity that will provide total-care services for them, whether individuals or organizations,” Guan added.
The aircraft started its tour in China on June 7 and will go on until June 13 with its demonstration flights in a number of Chinese cities, after leaving ABA’s static display.
Visit Embraer chalet No. C1 at the Macau Business Aviation Centre.
About the Lineage 1000 jet
The ultra-large Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s biggest executive jet and can carry 19 passengers in five cabin zones. Its 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, means that the jet is able to fly nonstop from London to Dubai; from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa); from New York to Moscow; or from Singapore to Sydney (Australia). The interior design gives priority to comfort and refinement, and was designed in conjunction with Priestman Goode, from the U.K. The cabin uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. A wide 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 323 cubic feet (9,140 liters) and is the largest among all competitors. Honeywell’s Primus Epic® integrated avionics system 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. For more information about Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
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 March 31, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,792 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.0 billion.
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