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Embraer announced today the beginning of the final flight-test phase of the certification process that will raise the service ceiling of the Legacy business jet to 41,000 feet (12,500 meters).

“The increase of the Legacy’s operational ceiling to 41,000 feet is only the latest in a series of improvements to our product line that ensures we meet all market standards, not only for performance, but for comfort and operating economics,” said Antônio Pires Monteiro, Embraer Senior Vice-President - Corporate Aviation Market. “With this increase in service ceiling, and with other recent interior and exterior improvements, the Legacy is reaffirming its value proposition as the business jet that makes the most business sense.”

Certification for the new flight level is expected for the first quarter 2005 and deliveries will begin soon after. A service bulletin will be made available upon request to current Legacy owners to upgrade their aircraft for the same capability.

The higher service ceiling allows Legacy operators to take advantage of less congested airways, particularly on eastbound tracks. It also allows the flight crew to get above inclement weather for a smoother and more enjoyable flight.

The Embraer Legacy will be on display at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, October 12-14.

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