Hyderabad, India, 8 March, 2012
– Embraer Executive Jets will participate in the 3rd International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation (India Aviation) from 14 to 18 March 2012, to be held at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport.
Located at Chalet No. 14, the 2012 version of the Legacy 650 executive jet will make its Indian debut during the show. It features refinements to its interior, a state-of-the-art cabin management system and offers increased efficiency and safety, significantly raising the bar for jets in its class.
Also on static display will be the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets, introduced in 2009 and 2010, respectively. More than 300 of the entry-level and light aircraft have since been delivered. The Phenom 100 also recently achieved more than 100,000 flight hours.
Embraer will hold a press conference on Thursday, 15 March at 10:50 am in the Press Conference Center at the show.
“India is key to our growth strategy in Asia Pacific,” said Jose Eduardo Costas, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Embraer Executive Jets. “With a growing, active business jet fleet, of which more than 60 percent is less than 10 years old, India is a prime market for the development of the business jet industry and we expect it to be largest market in this region, outside of China. A third of the active Embraer executive jet fleet in service in the Asia Pacific region is based in India."
Embraer has also invested in developing a customer service network across Asia Pacific. In India, Embraer has appointed Airworks and Indamer Pvt Ltd as Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC) to provide maintenance services for the Phenom 100, Legacy 600/650 as
well as Lineage 1000 jets.
About Embraer Executive Jets
Aiming to become a major player in the market by 2015, Embraer entered the Business Aviation Market in 2000, through developing innovative and differentiated product and service solutions that provide added value to customers and shareholders. Since its entry in the executive aviation market, Embraer has introduced a range of aircraft with features that make them the best in their respective classes. They span from entry-level to ultra-large jets, each one offering more intelligent luxury with unprecedented space and ergonomically designed interiors.
Embraer’s Executive Jets portfolio consists of seven aircraft: the entry level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, mid-light Legacy 450, mid-size Legacy 500, super-mid-size Legacy 600, the large Legacy 650, and ultra-large Lineage 1000 jets. These aircraft offer cabin sizes and flexible ranges that are well-suited to the most diverse demands, permitting greater productivity and time–saving travel enjoyed in comfort and privacy.
In order to meet the demands of executive jet customers, Embraer has also invested in the creation of an extensive network of Company-owned and authorized service centers, worldwide, including partnerships with renowned companies in the areas of logistics as well as pilot and mechanic training.
The Company offers routine inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and special service programs, such as the Embraer Executive Care (EEC). This structure covers flight operations, and technical and maintenance support customized for the operating profile. of each aircraft, as well as a 24/7 Contact Center, allowing a significant reduction in aircraft costs and downtime, and maximizing the benefits of this important business tool.
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 December 31, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,265 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 15.4 billion.
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