São José dos Campos, August 5, 2011
– Embraer will participate in the eighth Latin American Business Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), August 11-13, at Congonhas Airport (CGH), in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The Company will show the midsize Legacy 500 mockup with a near-production interior, alongside the entry level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, and large Legacy 650 executive jets. On Wednesday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m., Embraer will host a press conference in the Santos Dumont conference room to present an update of its executive jets programs.
“LABACE offers a significant opportunity to bring the rapidly growing Latin American market up to speed on our executive jets and their award winning design and technologies
,” said Breno Corrêa, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Latin America – Embraer Executive Jets. “We are especially proud to show the mockup of our brand-new, clean-sheet midsize Legacy 500, which will feature full fly-by-wire technology, 5,560 kilometers (3,000 nautical miles) of range and Mach 0.82 cruise speed. We are also pleased to exhibit our entry level Phenom 100, which was the best-selling executive jet in 2010, and the Phenom 300 and Legacy 650
Several significant milestones have recently been achieved by the Legacy 500 program, keeping the schedule on track. In June, the last major piece of the fuselage arrived at the Embraer facilities in São José dos Campos, Brazil, enabling the completion of the center fuselage. Production engineers also successfully installed the aft pressure bulkhead,accomplishing this task in one-third of the time originally allotted. The next major step was to join the three fuselage sections: cockpit, center fuselage, and aft fuselage, which was achieved in mid-July. This is an important step towards the flight test program, which is expected to begin this year.
With the joining of the fuselage of the first Legacy 500 completed, work is well underway on the next phases of the assembly process. Engineers have begun installing harnesses and wiring for the aircraft’s components and systems. At the end of July, the fuselage was moved to the final assembly hangar where it is being prepared to receive the wing structure.
In terms of the latest technologies, the forward-center and aft-center fuselage sections are made entirely of composite materials, and the production process utilizes robots and lean manufacturing techniques. Certification is expected for 2012.About Embraer executive jets on display at LABACE
Launched in 2008, the Legacy 500 is setting new paradigms for the midsize category. The interior, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, will offer unequaled comfort and style. The aircraft will come with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion™ avionics and have the largest cabin and the best acoustical insulation in its class. A flat-floor stand-up (six-foot, 1.82-meter) cabin, excellent pressurization, and vacuum lavatories are other highlights of the Legacy 500 that will complement the superior performance and low operating cost.
The entry level Phenom 100 was the most delivered executive jet in 2010. It can accommodate up to eight occupants and has seven different interior color schemes to select from, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 kilometers), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; from London to Rome, in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. The jet, which was certified in December 2008, has the latest in cockpit design, and has proved to be the fastest and to have the largest baggage capacity in its category. A private aft lavatory is one of its competitive features.
The Phenom 300 light jet accommodates up to 11 occupants in a spacious and pleasant interior, also designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS), and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 kilometers), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas, in the U.S.; from London to Athens, in Europe; or from Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
The large Legacy 650 entered in operation in 2010. Based on the successful Legacy 600 platform, it provides longer trips for up to 14 passengers, while maintaining the same level of comfort. Its range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) with four passengers, or 3,840 nautical miles (7,112 kilometers) with eight passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the aircraft can fly nonstop from London to New York; Dubai to London or Singapore; Miami to São Paulo (Brazil); Singapore to Sydney (Australia); or Mumbai to Central Europe. The Legacy 600 feature advanced navigation capabilities and the Primus Elite™ avionic suite, which incorporates an upgraded graphical user interface, enabling smarter and faster decisions while reducing pilot workload.
Note to Editors
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: 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, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,194 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 15.8 billion.
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