São José dos Campos, November 26, 2009
– Embraer and Lomex Aeronáutica, its authorized sales representative for Mexico, will attend the seventh International Aviation Trade Show & Convention (www.aeroexpo.com.mx
), in Acapulco, Mexico, December 3-5.
The Company will show the Phenom 100 entry level jet at the Acapulco International Airport (ACA) static display area. At the same place, a full-size mock-up of the midsize Legacy 500 jet will be exhibited for the first time in Mexico.
“Embraer is pleased to participate in AeroExpo 2009, showing its commitment to the growing market in Mexico by displaying both the Phenom 100 jet and Legacy 500 mock-up,” says Ernest Edwards, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean – Executive Jets.
The biennial event will be held at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess Hotel, Resort & Convention Center, in the Diamante Zone, where Lomex and Embraer also have a booth (B7). A press conference will be held at the convention center on December 3, at 2:00 p.m., in Conference Room #3 (Princess Room), on the Mezzanine, providing journalists with a complete program update of Embraer’s executive aviation products.
AeroExpo is one of the most important and representative Mexican aviation shows. From its first edition in 1997, AeroExpo was established as a non-profit organization, reverting much of the profits of each event to improve air safety conditions in the country.
In 2007, the show brought in more than 8,000 visitors and over 150 exhibitors from around the world. Companies interested in the Mexican aviation market have an opportunity to take advantage of the growing business possibilities in this sector. Aircraft spare and repairable parts, aviation services (including overhaul), airport systems, and airport ground equipment are some of the most attractive market segments, and most of the key international aircraft manufacturers and suppliers will be present.
About the Phenom 100 executive jet
Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers of the Phenom 100 best-in-class jet. The aircraft offers pilots and passengers unprecedented comfort and style in its category. Developed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the innovative interior design and relaxing ambience are enhanced by large windows and the most ample cabin in its class.
The pilot-friendly cockpit and docile flying qualities of the new aircraft enable single-pilot operation. Drawing on Embraer’s engineering experience, the Phenom 100 was designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, the jet offers a standard anti- skid brake-by-wire system.
The jet accommodates four passengers in the club seat configuration. The rear baggage compartment has a capacity of 53 cubic feet (1,501 liters), which is sufficient for transporting golf and ski bags and equipment. Additional storage space in the aircraft nose and interior wardrobes adds up to another 16 cubic feet (453 liters), totaling 71 cubic feet (2,010 liters) throughout the jet.
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 data, and presents the composite information on these three brilliant, sunlight-readable color high-definition screens.
Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F-E engines power the jet, with 1,695 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants is 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 kilometers or 1,356 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes of holding and 100 nautical mile alternate). The aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters), attained by a direct climb, even when fully loaded. In addition, the Phenom 100 is designed to perform short-field takeoffs or landings and to fly at a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.70, or 390 knots True Air Speed (TAS). These characteristics allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Miami (U.S.); from London (U.K.) to Rome (Italy), in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia.
About the Legacy 500 executive jet
Launched in 2008, the midsize Legacy 500 set new paradigms in its category. The interior was designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and offers unequaled comfort and style. The aircraft will have the largest and quietest cabin in its class. A flat-floor stand-up (six-foot) cabin, excellent pressurization, and vacuum lavatories are other highlights of the Legacy 500, complementing its superior performance and low operating costs.
The new-generation Rockwell Collins Pro Line FusionTM avionics system will provide extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive interface. Honeywell’s HTF7500E state- of-the-art engines incorporate the latest technologies for meeting performance requirements with improved efficiency, in terms of fuel consumption, facilitated maintenance, low operating costs, and reduced noise and pollution emissions. The jet will be the fastest in its category and the only one equipped with cutting-edge fly-by-wire electronic flight controls that increase operating safety and passenger comfort, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.
The Legacy 500 will carry up to nine passengers. It is 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, and Mach 0.80, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly from New York to Los Angeles (U.S.); or from Moscow (Russia) to Mumbai (India). For more information on Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica 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 United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.