EMBRAER SHOWS INNOVATIONS OF ITS LEGACY EXECUTIVE JET AT EUROPEAN AIRSHOW
Embraer will put for the first time the Legacy Executive jet’s new interior on the static display of an aerospace exhibition held in Europe. The state-of-the-art aircraft will be shown at Geneva International Airport for the 2004 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE), taking place May 25-27.
EBACE 2004 attendees, expected to surpass the 6,000 count of the event’s previous edition, will be presented with the Legacy Executive’s flexible interior design concept, developed after a careful study of potentially different customer missions and profiles. Understanding these requirements enabled Embraer to provide various configuration choices, making customization faster and more cost-effective.
The Legacy Executive’s modernized interior now brings a redesigned valance panel, new seats and artfully remodeled armledges that enhance movement in the cabin. The aircraft’s new interior also features a larger galley to serve hot and cold meals for up to 13 passengers. In addition to a roomier lavatory, the new Legacy Executive offers an optional forward lavatory.
The Legacy is a product in constant evolution. Recently, the aircraft has had aerodynamic and fuel system improvements added to its Executive version, along with the introduction of more powerful Rolls-Royce AE3007 engines. At the beginning of 2004, the aircraft received authorization from Brazil’s Centro Técnico Aeroespacial (CTA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to land and take off at airports up to 8,500 feet above sea level.
Embraer in mid-April announced a revised maintenance plan for the Legacy, which reduced the number of maintenance stops to four per year and resulted in an 18 percent reduction in labor maintenance hours. This represents significant cost savings for the operators while maintaining the aircraft’s high levels of safety and reliability.
Another recent development is certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of the Legacy’s updated transponder software. The enhanced software boosts the jet’s communications capabilities and ultimately improves flight safety in the crowded European skies. Updating the transponder software is in compliance with Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Transport Management (CNS/ATM) requirements. Aircraft manufacturers were given the deadline of March 2005 to comply.
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Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is a major aerospace company with 34 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global airline, defense and corporate markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in Australia, China, France, Singapore and the United States. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of March 31, 2004 Embraer had a total workforce of 14,090 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.9 billion.
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