– Embraer will showcase a full-scale cabin mock-up of its all-new Embraer MSJ in Geneva, Switzerland, at the 8th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), May 20-22, at the Geneva Palexpo Exhibition Center. The midsize Embraer MSJ and midlight Embraer MLJ concepts were first presented at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), in October 2007, and recently approved by the Company’s Board of Directors.
The Company will also show its entire executive jet portfolio at EBACE. The Legacy 600 business jet will be featured at the static display alongside the Phenom 300 mock-up, while the Embraer MSJ mock-up and the Lineage 1000 ultra-large jet cross-section will be exhibited at Embraer stand number 7441, in Hall 7. The Customer Support team will be available at the booth for further information on support and services.
An Embraer press conference will be held on Monday, May 19, in Hall 7 (room 1), at 3 p.m., hosted by Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. The focus will be on the Company’s most recent achievements in product programs and developments in customer support solutions. At 4 p.m., Embraer will present its environmental initiatives in the same room. An unveiling event for the Embraer MSJ and Embraer MLJ names will also be held on Tuesday, May 20, at 11 a.m., at the stand.
About the Phenom Jets
Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 best-in-class jets. With interiors designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style previously unknown in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by 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 pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the two new aircraft will enable single- pilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering experience, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 are designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, both jets 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 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.
Configured in a typical club configuration, the Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers. The generous 55-cubic-foot (1.56-cubic-meter) baggage capacity is big enough to store luggage, golf bags and even skis.
Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F engines, with 1,615 pounds of thrust each, power the jet. Its range with four occupants will be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148 km or 1,335 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes of holding and 100 nm alternate); or 1,320 nautical miles (2,445 km or 1,519 miles) with NBAA VFR reserves (45 minutes). The aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters), has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.70, and is also designed for short-field takeoffs. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from London (UK) to Reykjavik (Iceland), Lisbon (Portugal), Tunis (Tunisia), Sofia (Bulgaria) or Stockholm (Sweden) at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.
The Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 2.98 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification. The aircraft’s maiden flight took place in July 2007, and the jet is currently carrying out the certification flight test campaign, in order to enter service in the second half of 2008.
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 Embraer MSJ and Embraer MLJ executive jets
The key clean-sheet design drivers of the midsize Embraer MSJ and midlight Embraer MLJ executive jets are premium comfort, outstanding performance, and low operating costs. While establishing a new paradigm for their respective segments, the interior of the jets, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, will provide unsurpassed comfort and style: a six-foot (1.82-meter) stand-up cabin with a flat floor and an externally serviced full-breadth aft lavatory. These revolutionary new jets will have best-in-class cabin space and sound proofing, as well as baggage compartment volume. The Embraer MSJ has a fully-equipped galley and the Embraer MLJ offers a complete refreshment center.
Both jets feature the Rockwell Collins Pro Line FusionTM suite – the state-of-the-art in avionics – and deliver an unmatched level of capability to the midlight and midsize categories, providing extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive user interface. The flight deck has four 15.1-inch high-resolution displays on a “T” configuration with advanced graphics capabilities. Flight deck standard features include a Synthetic Vision System, Integrated Flight Information Systems, Advanced Flight Management Systems, and full-flight regimen auto-throttles. Optional Enhanced Vision (EVS) and Head-up Guidance Systems (HGS) will be offered.
Honeywell’s latest-generation HTF7500E engines will power the Embraer MSJ and Embraer MLJ, with 6,000-7,000 pounds of thrust. The environment-friendly HTF7500E propulsion system, based on the proven HTF7000 platform, incorporates the most recent technologies to achieve performance requirements, with improved fuel efficiency, ease of maintainability, low operating costs, and reduced noise and emissions.
Both jets will be equipped with a full fly-by-wire actuation system for ailerons, elevators, rudder and spoilers, which is unique to their classes. The redundant high-speed computers and side-stick control enable a smoother flight for passengers and offer pilots the advantage of effortless response, greater control, increased cockpit comfort, reduced workload, and flight envelope protection.
The Embraer MSJ is being designed for a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,560 km) with four passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km) with eight passengers, at Mach 0.80 and NBAA IFR reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop coast-to-coast from Miami to Seattle, New York to Los Angeles, or Los Angeles to Honolulu, in the United States, as well as from Gander (Canada) to Paris (France), Paris to Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Moscow (Russia) to New Delhi (India), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Chicago (USA) with a stop in Caracas (Venezuela).
The Embraer MLJ is being designed for a range of 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 km) with four passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km) with eight passengers, at Mach 0.78 and NBAA IFR reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from Atlanta (USA) to Seattle, New York to Mexico City (Mexico), Moscow to Madrid (Spain) or Riyadh, and from Rio de Janeiro to Bariloche (Argentina).
Both the Embraer MSJ and the Embraer MLJ will have the highest cruising speeds in their classes. The aircraft will also provide a reduced time to climb to high altitudes and excellent field performance.
About the Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 jet 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-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 midsize 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. Over 130 Legacy jets currently operate in 23 countries.
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 people in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters). The interior offers five distinct privacy zones, and two lavatories. A third lavatory and a stand-up shower are optional. There is a set of pre-defined cabin configurations to fit all traveler needs, with plenty of room for work, rest and meetings. Onboard amenities include such optional items as Wi-Fi technology and Internet access, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), and other features.
The total baggage capacity is 476 cubic feet (13.5 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 GE CF34-10E7 engines, Made by General Electric (GE), 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 turnaround, 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 is expected to enter service in 2008.
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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