São José dos Campos, April 6, 2010
– The fifth edition of the Aero Friedrichshafen Trade Exhibition for General Aviation (www.aero-friedrichshafen.de
) will take place in Germany, April 8-11. This year, Embraer takes the Phenom 300 light jet for to the event for the first time. The aircraft was certified in Brazil by ANAC and in the U.S. by the FAA, in December 2009, and the European approval, issued by EASA, is expected during the current quarter.
The Phenom jets were launched in 2005, establishing new standards in their respective categories. The roomy and pleasant interior was designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. The entry level Phenom 100 accommodates up to eight occupants, while the Phenom 300 serves up to ten people, including pilots.
With a range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, the Phenom 100 can fly 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 was certified in December 2008, and has proved to be the fastest and to have the largest baggage capacity in its category. There are currently more than 110 in operation around the globe.
The Phenom 300 has swept wings, with winglets, single refueling port, and an externally serviced lavatory. It reaches a speed of 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS), and flies up to an altitude of 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). The 1,971-nautical-mile (3,650-km) range, including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, allows nonstop flights from New York to Dallas, in the U.S.; from London to Athens, in Europe; or from Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
Embraer’s Executive Jets portfolio also includes the super midsize Legacy 600, in operation since 2002; and the ultra-large Lineage 1000 that entered operation in 2009. Newcomers include the midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500, now under development; and the large Legacy 650, expected to be certified this year.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 December 31, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 16,853 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.6 billion.
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