– Embraer is participating in Germany’s international aerospace exhibition at the Berlin Air Show, ILA2008 (
), at the city’s Schoenefeld Airport, May 27 to June 1, 2008.
The Company highlights its Legacy 600 and a full-size mock-up of the Phenom 300, on the heels of the rollout of the first prototype of the latter in Brazil, on April 14. Visitors will experience the premium comfort, space and luxury of the Phenom 300 mock-up, as well as the Legacy 600 business jet, showcased at the outdoor static area throughout the show.
Germany boasts Europe’s largest business aviation fleet. “This country continues to be one of the fastest growing markets for executive aviation,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Embraer is pleased to present its Executive Jets portfolio at ILA2008, at a time when the demand for business jets in Germany and neighboring Eastern European countries continues to grow, year after year.”
The Legacy 600, featuring a stylish new interior and galley, which was announced last year at the European Business and Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), will be on display for the first time in Germany. The cabin height has been increased by 2 inches (5 cm), to 6 feet (1.82 meters), its seats were redesigned to enhance both comfort and space throughout three distinct zones, and there are wider and larger DVD screens. The Legacy 600 accommodates up to 14 passengers and has been flying since 2002. To date, over 130 of the aircraft have been delivered to customers from 23 countries.
Besides the Phenom 300 and the Legacy 600, Embraer’s portfolio of executive jets includes the Phenom 100, the Lineage 1000, the biggest Embraer executive jet, currently going through its final certification phase, which should be ready to enter service later this year, and the recently announced Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 jets, Embraer MLJ and Embraer MSJ, respectively, were shown via a mock-up, last week, at EBACE, in Geneva, Switzerland.
About the Phenom 300
Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for the Phenom 300 best-in-class jet. With an interior designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the aircraft will offer pilots and passengers a comfort and style previously unknown in its category. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by generous windows and the most ample cabin in its class. Onboard conveniences include a wardrobe or refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, and satellite communications.
The pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the new aircraft will enable single pilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering experience, the Phenom 300 is designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, the jet will offer a standard anti-skid brake-by-wire system.
Based on Garmin’s all-glass, fully-integrated avionics suite, the Prodigy® flight deck offers Phenom 300 jet operators more advantages than any other avionics suite on today’s market. The cockpit features three interchangeable 12-inch displays – two Primary Flight Displays (PFD) and one Multi-Function Display (MFD). The system integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, engine instrumentation, and crew alert system data and presents the composite information in brilliant, sunlight-readable color on three high-definition displays.
With a configuration to accommodate up to ten occupants, the Phenom 300 jet has a huge 76- cubic-foot (2.15-cubic-meter) baggage capacity that will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis.
Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines, with 3,200 pounds of thrust each, power this jet. Its range with six occupants will be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km or 2,071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes of holding and 100 nm alternate). The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78, and is also designed for short-field takeoffs. These capabilities will permit customers to fly nonstop from London (UK) to Reykjavik (Iceland), the Azores, Cairo (Egypt), Tel Aviv (Israel) or Moscow (Russia) at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.
Expected to enter service in the second half of 2009, the Phenom 300 was rolled out on April 14, 2008, and took its first flight on April 29. The executive jet is priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification.
About the Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 jet provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 14 passengers in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza, and spacious tables for dining or meetings. The aircraft also has a full- size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-width aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. Optional High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capabilities allow customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails and transfer files. The 240-cubic-foot (6.8-cubic-meter) baggage compartment of the Legacy 600 is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flight, for greater passenger convenience.
The aircraft cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and has a range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km or 3,740 miles) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables customers to fly nonstop from New York (U.S.) to London (U.K.); from London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); from Singapore (Singapore) to Beijing (China) or to Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); and from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Melbourne (Australia) at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with a similar cabin size. Additionally, the Legacy 600 is the only super mid-size jet certified to operate into and out of the London City and Cannes-Mandelieu airports.
The twin-engine business jet is based on the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family platform that has accumulated over 12.5 million flight hours on 1,000 aircraft. With a platform designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, low operating cost, and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch reliability, the Legacy 600 offers luxurious comfort and delivers high utilization and high availability.
Priced at US$ 26.93 million, based on January 2009 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification, more than 130 Legacy jets currently operate in 23 countries.
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: 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, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On March 31, 2008, Embraer had a workforce of 23,878 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 20.3 billion.
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