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São José dos Campos, October 5, 2008 – Embraer has selected Elbit Systems of America, LLC, to supply its Kollsman EVS II (Enhanced Vision System) for the Lineage 1000 jet. This optional item will be offered in combination with Rockwell Collins’ Head-Up Guidance System (HGS), model 5600E.

We welcome Elbit Systems of America as the supplier of the Kollsman EVS II for the Lineage 1000 jet,” said Henrique Langenegger, Embraer Vice President, Programs – Executive Jets. “This system improves the capability of business aircraft to execute precision and non-precision approaches and safely land in fog, rain, snow, and other reduced visibility conditions.”

The optional Kollsman EVS II, combined with Rockwell Collins’ head-up display, will also provide Lineage 1000 customers with improved situational awareness during all phases of flight and on-ground operations. The system’s certification is expected by 2010.

Furthermore, the Lineage 1000’s highly integrated Primus Epic® avionics suite offers pilots such cutting-edge technologies as fly-by-wire, auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, and five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multifunction control screens.

At the present time, there are four Lineage 1000 jets at PATS Aircraft Completions, a division of DeCrane Aerospace, in the U.S., having their interiors installed. The first aircraft will be delivered later this year.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, is a leading global provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. The company is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Its expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network in 27 countries. Rockwell Collins is also supplying the avionics for Embraer’s new Legacy 450 midlight and Legacy 500 midsize jets. To find out more, visit

About the Lineage 1000

The Lineage 1000 jet was designed with comfort and luxury as top priorities. It can be configured to accommodate up to 19 passengers in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters). The interior, designed in partnership with Priestman Goode, from the United Kingdom, offers five distinct privacy zones and two lavatories. A third lavatory and a stand-up shower are optional.

The cabin is outfitted by PATS Aircraft Completions, a division of DeCrane Aerospace, located in the United States, with the most refined materials in the category. The Lineage 1000’s wide variety of cabin configurations fits all traveler needs with plenty of room for work, rest and meetings. Onboard features include such optional items as Wi-Fi technology and Internet access, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), and others.

The total baggage capacity is 471 cubic feet (13.3 cubic meters). A large, pressurized aft baggage area, which is conveniently accessible during flight, is more than twice the size of baggage compartments in competitive jets. The highly integrated avionics Primus Epic® suite by Honeywell comes with five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multifunction control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, fly-by- wire, and other cutting-edge technologies.

The Lineage 1000 is powered by two efficient, reliable and easy-to-maintain General Electric GE CF34-10E7-B engines, with 18,500 pounds of thrust each. Its range with eight passengers will be 4,200 nautical miles (4,833 miles or 7,778 km) with NBAA IFR reserves and 200 nm alternate. The airplane has great airport performance, maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82, and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters). These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from London (UK) to New York (USA), or anywhere in Europe and the Middle East; from Moscow (Russia) to Tokyo (Japan), Quebec (Canada), or anywhere in the Middle East; from New York to Paris (France), Brasília (Brazil), or anywhere in North America; from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Beijing (China), Bangkok (Thailand), or anywhere in Europe, Africa or the Middle East; from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Tokyo, Johannesburg (South Africa), Rabat (Morocco), or anywhere in Europe and the Middle East, at a lower operating cost and ultimate comfort.

Born for the demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage 1000 platform is based on the EMBRAER 190 and designed for quick turn-around, top performance, high use, and low maintenance. The aircraft’s reliability is proven by hundreds of thousands of flight hours, and refined by the latest engineering.

Priced at US$ 42.95 million, based on January 2006 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration for FAA certification, the Lineage 1000 jet is expected to enter service in the second half of 2008. For more information, see​

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