São José dos Campos, February 21, 2006
– Embraer announced today that Luís Carlos Affonso, the Company's Senior Vice-President for Executive Aviation, presented today a market outlook for Asia during a press conference at the Asian Aerospace 2006, being held Feb 21-26 at the Changi Exhibition Centre, in Singapore."We see great potential for the business jet market in China, Asia Pacific and the Indian subcontinent in light of the relatively small fleet in the region compared to its GDP,"
said Affonso. "We expect the region to account for deliveries of 250 business jets over the next decade at an average growth rate of 9.1 percent per year, totaling US$ 3.8 billion by 2015."
Affonso attributes the Company's positive outlook for this market to factors such as export-driven economies, Japan's recovery, China's exports and investment-led economy, as well as India's service and manufacturing sectors' boom."Over the last 18 months, we delivered six Legacy 600 to the region, which will be joined by two more this year, representing 10 percent of our global fleet,"
In order to meet increasing market demand, Embraer has established sales offices in Beijing and Singapore.
In China, Guan Dongyuan is the Director of Executive Jets Sales. Appointed Managing Director for China in 2000, Dongyuan as in charge of establishing the Embraer Beijing Representative Office, leading all the activities related to civil aviation, including strategic planning, product promotion, customer and government relation management, as well as customer service."We believe the operating environment is improving and enabling the expansion of business aviation in China. Embraer is strongly committed to providing the best service to the Chinese customer through its established support facilities and its expanding portfolio of executive jets,"
Based out of our Singapore office, Capt. Ma nfred Baudzus is the Regional Sales Director, covering India and Asia Pacific. With 35 years and over 11,000 hours of flying experience, mostly in corporate jets, Capt. Baudzus is very familiar with Asian culture and was instrumental in bringing the first larger cabin business jets to Asia as far back as 1992.
"From my operational experience in this region, I believe the Legacy 600 is very well suited for the typical Asian mission profile. Furthermore, the generous cabin is just what Asian companies are lo oking for. I am very excited to be involved in this program and see a great future for the Embraer Legacy 600 and the new Phenom family of jets in our region
," said Capt. Baudzus.
For more information, please visit www.embraerexecutivejets.comThe Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 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-breadth aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), optional capabilities, allow customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail and transfer files at all moments of the flight. The baggage compartment with 240 cu ft (6.8 cu m) is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flights for greater passenger convenience.
Priced at US$ 23.6 million (January 2006 economic conditions), the Legacy 600 cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables our customers to fly nonstop from London to Dubai, Jakarta to Melbourne, Singapore to Beijing or to Port Moresby at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with similar cabin size.
Also available in Shuttle and Shuttle HC configurations, the Legacy is designed to provide comfort and functionality. The Legacy Shuttle accommodates between 16 and 19 passengers in business-class comfort. The Shuttle HC version enhances owner productivity and comfortably seats as many as 37 passengers in a superior airline-quality interior. Prices for the Shuttle versions range from US$ 17.8 million to US$ 18.52 million (January 2006 economic conditions).
For the very specific purpose of government authority transportation, the Legacy offers affordability, size, speed, economy and the safety of a platform that has flown over 30 million passengers in the world.
The Phenom Jets
The Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 jets are best-in-class. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for these jets. Both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style unseen in their categories. The relaxing
ambience is enhanced by the size of the generous windows and the most ample cabin in their class. Onboard conveniences include a wardrobe or refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, and satellite communications.
The Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers in a typical club seat configuration, and be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engine, with 1,615 pounds of thrust. Its range will be 1,160 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves [35 min], with 100 nm alternate), or 1,320nm (VFR reserves [45 minutes]) with four people onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.7. The airplane is designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet. The Phenom 100, priced at $2.75 million in 2005 economic conditions, is expected to enter service in mid-2008.
The Phenom 300 jet will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E engines, with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Comfortably accommodating up to nine people, its range will be 1,800 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves with 100 nm alternate) with six persons onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78. The airplane is also designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,700 meters). The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and be priced at US$ 6.65 million based on 2005 economic conditions.
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Business jet markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of December 31, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 16,953 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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