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EMBRAER TAKES LEGACY 600 JET ON ASIA PACIFIC FLYING DEMO TOUR
04/08/2009

EMBRAER TAKES LEGACY 600 JET ON ASIA PACIFIC FLYING DEMO TOUR

São José dos Campos, August 4, 2009 – Embraer began a flying demo tour, this week, to demonstrate the super midsize Legacy 600 executive jet in the Asia-Pacific region. By September 8, the jet will have visited 12 countries: Australia, Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and The Philippines.

The business jet market in Asia Pacific is of great importance to Embraer, and we see this as a strategic moment to show the superior qualities of our bestselling Legacy 600 executive jet,” said José Eduardo Costas, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Executive Jets. “Interest has been shown throughout the region, and the Legacy 600 is well-suited for the vast expanses of the Asia-Pacific region, giving strong support to business travel with its leading edge performance, the comfort and privacy of three distinct cabin zones, hi-tech satellite communications and entertainment system.

The super midsize Legacy 600 carries 13 passengers (standard configuration). The refined interior offers leather seats, sofa, credenza, and tables for meals or meetings. The airplane also has a spacious galley for preparing hot and cold meals, an ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and satellite communication. Optional High-Speed Data (HSD) equipment and Wi-Fi technology enable customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails, and transfer files during trips, providing a better use of time, increased work productivity, and more entertainment possibilities. The aircraft has a large baggage compartment, which is easily accessed during flight, and has a total capacity of 286 cubic feet (8,100 liters).

The jet has a cruising speed of Mach 0.80. Its range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers, or 3,400 nautical miles (6,297 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet can fly nonstop from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Sydney (Australia); from Bangkok (Thailand) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); from Dubai to London; from Shanghai (China) to Delhi (India); or from Delhi or Singapore to Tokyo (Japan), Hamburg (Germany), Beijing (China), or Mumbai (India).

Today, more than 170 Legacy 600s are flying in 26 countries, with high rates of dispatch reliability and low operating costs. The price of the jet, under 2009 economic conditions, is US$ 27.45 million. Learn more about Embraer Executive Jets at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com​.

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