Beijing, China, November 5th, 2014
- At the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2014), Embraer will promote its commercial and executive aviation product portfolio, with the debut of the E-Jets E2 cabin mockup and static display of the ultra-large Lineage 1000, large Legacy 650 and light Phenom 300 executive jets, from November 11 to 16, in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.
“It’s expected that the coming one or two decades will see the golden development of China’s commercial aviation market, fostered by its economy, which will maintain a fast growth trajectory.” said Guan Dongyuan, Senior Vice President of Embraer and President of Embraer in China, “Over the past 14 years of Embraer’s corporate presence in this market, we have been making great efforts to offer innovative and continuously improved products and solutions in the industry. Looking forward, we will continue to honor our commitments.”
On November 11, at 1:00 pm, the Company will host an unveiling ceremony to celebrate the E2 mockup’s debut in China, at the Embraer Booth (B3-1, Exhibition Hall 1).
A press conference covering Embraer’s commercial and executive aviation program achievements and market forecast is scheduled for November 12, at 9:30 am, in Press Room #210.
Since the first aircraft delivery to this market in 2001, Embraer has booked 216 firm orders and 15 options from Chinese customers, to date, including commercial and executive jets, out of which, 150 aircraft have already been delivered. About the E-Jets E2
The E-Jets E2 program reinforces Embraer’s commitment to continuously invest in the company’s line of commercial jets and to offer the highest value products in the 70 to 130-seat segment. Latest generation engines, in conjunction with new aerodynamically advanced wings, full fly-by-wire controls, and advances in other systems will result in double digit improvements in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise. The first delivery of an E-Jet E2 (the E190-E2) is expected for the first half of 2018. The E195-E2 is scheduled to go into service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020.
The new interior concept of E2 delivers an even more comfortable ambience and maximizes airline operating efficiency, while maintaining the “no middle seat” configuration of current generation E-Jets. The overhead bins will be about 40% larger than those of current generation E-Jets allowing passengers more space for hand luggage, making better use of the cabin and facilitating boarding. The new individual control panels for lights and air-conditioning (PSU) enhance the “personal space” concept with more ergonomic and intuitive controls. For entertainment and connectivity, the E2 cabin will have options for internet access, Wi-Fi, and individual screens, among other amenities.
Another innovative feature in the cabin is the new staggered first class seat option, that is unique in bringing individual seats to this market segment. The staggered seats add legroom and improve personal space for the premium passenger at the same time that they are able to lower reconfiguration costs for airlines and leasing companies through the use of common seat tracks, bins and PSUs with the economy class.Ultra-large Lineage 1000E
Embraer announced the introduction of the Lineage 1000E, its largest executive jet, in October of 2013. An enhanced version of the Lineage 1000, the Lineage 1000E carries up to 19 passengers in five cabin zones. This jet introduces an array of enhancements that deliver an extended range, enhanced interior features and functionalities, including latest generation in-flight entertainment, enhanced cockpit options and a distinctive exterior design.
The enhanced interior design of the Lineage 1000E is reflected in the new seats, electric doors, refreshed galley and cabinetry design, automatic tables, ergonomics and other cabin amenities. The latest generation in entertainment solution is complemented by the improved acoustic comfort of the cabin. The jet’s range of 4,600nm (8,520km), with eight passengers aboard, under NBAA IFR reserves, enables nonstop flights for customers from Beijing to Honolulu, from Shanghai to Sydney. Large Legacy 650
Entering service in late 2010, the Legacy 650 has a range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers), offering nonstop flights such as Beijing to Dubai and Hong Kong to Adelaide (Australia), with four passengers aboard, under NBAA IFR conditions.
With the largest cabin in its class, the aircraft’s three distinctive cabin zones allow up to 14 passengers to work or rest during the flight, and enjoy the latest-generation entertainment system and high-speed internet access. The aircraft also has the largest in-flight-accessible baggage compartment and lavatory in its category.
In China, Jackie Chan, the world famous movie star and philanthropist, was the launch customer of Legacy 650. Embraer also builds the Legacy 650/600 in the country, and the first China-assembled Legacy 650 was successfully delivered to a customer in June, 2014. Light Phenom 300
The Phenom 300 performs among the top light jets, with a high speed cruise of 453 knots. With the best climb and field performance in its class, the Phenom 300 costs less to operate and maintain than its peers. The Phenom 300 was the most delivered business jet in 2013, with 60 deliveries to customers around the world.
Designed in partnership with BMW Designworks USA, the Phenom 300 carries up to ten passengers and offers a spacious cabin, in addition to the largest baggage compartment in its category. The largest windows in the class deliver abundant natural lighting in the cabin as well as in the aft private lavatory. The comfort of the seats, with recline and full movement capability, is enhanced by the best pressurization among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). The features the jet carries from a class above include single-point refueling, externally serviced lavatory, and an air stair.
With a six-occupant range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) under NBAA IFR reserves, the jet affords its customers such nonstop flights as Beijing to Manila; Hong Kong to Singapore; or Shanghai to Brunei.
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