– Embraer will present its executive jets at the 61st Annual Meeting & Convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), October 6-8, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla., U.S.. The company will exhibit full- scale mock-ups of the Phenom 300 and Legacy 500, and a cabin cross-section of the Lineage 1000 at its booth, number 5073. Furthermore, the Legacy 600 will be joined for the first time by the new Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 aircraft in the static display at Orlando Executive Airport.
“It is an honor to present both Phenom jets in the U.S., for the first time,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “Three years ago, we brought their mock-ups to NBAA, which makes this occasion even more significant to us. This is a privilege to showcase these revolutionary new jets to our customers.”
Embraer will host a press conference on Sunday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m., in the NBAA Press Room, located on the North Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. Luís Carlos Affonso will host the conference, with other corporate officers in attendance, addressing the most recent achievements of the Embraer Executive Jets programs.
The Company’s expanded portfolio, which already enjoys great market acceptance, is comprised of the entry level Phenom 100, the light Phenom 300, the newly launched midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500, the proven super midsize Legacy 600 and the luxurious ultra-large Lineage 1000. All of the jets are positioned at the top of their categories, offering premium comfort, excellent performance and low operating costs.
About the NBAA
The NBAA is ranked eighth among U.S. trade shows, according to Tradeshow Week 200. Last year’s convention broke all records, marking 60 years of the Association’s long-standing commitment to the business aviation community. NBAA 2008 is building upon that success, and is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees from around the world, featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors. With over one million square feet (92,900 square meters) of exhibition space, the spectacular north and south halls of the Orange Hall Convention Center will accommodate NBAA 2008 indoor exhibits and over 100 information sessions. One of the preeminent general aviation airports in the country, Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), will provide space for the static display, where attendees will be able to view over 100 state-of-the-art aircraft.
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 June 30, 2008, Embraer had a workforce of 23,855 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 20.7 billion.
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