EMBRAER WELCOMES JACKIE CHAN TO THE LEGACY 650
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 9, 2011 – Embraer announced, today, at a press conference held at the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (www.nbaa.org), in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., that the world-esteemed movie star Jackie Chan (www.jackiechan.com) will soon join its Legacy 650 family of operators and become a brand ambassador of Embraer Executive Jets. Jackie Chan appeared via a video at the press conference, since he was not able to attend in person due to other business engagements.
Born in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan is globally renowned and respected for his success in numerous hit movies, commitment to world philanthropic causes, and devotion to the promotion of Chinese culture throughout the world.
“We are exceptionally excited Jackie Chan will become the newest member of our Legacy 650 family, and proud he holds full confidence in our jet to satisfy his demand for productivity, comfort and privacy,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “Jackie’s ebullient personality, spirit of relentless innovation and commitment to society echo the core values of Embraer: people, customers, excellence, innovation, global presence, and a sustainable future. His worldwide prestige makes him an ideal brand ambassador for Embraer Executive Jets.”
“Embraer’s Legacy 650 is a perfect aircraft, because of its combination of a large comfortable cabin, long range, advanced avionics, operating efficiency and outstanding reliability. I am looking forward to flying in this marvelous aircraft, soon,” said Jackie Chan. “China has become a very important market for executive aircraft and I am honored to be a part of Embraer’s efforts in my home country. I have no doubt that Embraer will be a major player in the Chinese executive jet market with its full line of executive aircraft, including the Legacy 650 and Lineage 1000.”
The large Legacy 650 has a range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) and can fly nonstop from Beijing (China) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) or from Hong Kong (China) to Adelaide (Australia), with four passengers under NBAA IFR condition. The state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus Elite™ avionics suite greatly enhances situational awareness and flight safety. Three distinct and spacious cabin zones, a fully equipped wet galley and the largest in-flight accessible baggage compartment in its class are additional highlights. The Legacy 650 also provides an ideal working environment for business elites with such high-tech features as Wi-Fi.
Since Embraer entered the executive aviation market in 2001, the past decade has led Embraer Executive Jets to be one of the top brands in the world executive aviation market. The Company is now the world’s only manufacturer offering a full line of executive jets, from entry level to ultra-large aircraft, which are well-received by customers worldwide. In 2010, Embraer accounted for 19% of the global executive jet deliveries.
About Jackie Chan
Born in Hong Kong, China in 1954, Jackie Chan, born Chan Kong-sang, is a world-esteemed artist and philanthropist. Over the past few decades, Jackie’s devotion to the movie industry has won him international acclaim with numerous film awards, both in domestic China and internationally. He is now recognized, worldwide, as the most influential movie star of Chinese kung fu. In recent years, Jackie Chan has shifted his focus more and more to charity causes, dedicating his spare time working for children, the elderly and those in need. In recognition of his contributions to social welfare, Jackie has been presented with awards by various public institutes, including “one of the 48 most philanthropic people in Asia” by Forbes Asia in 2010, and was named the International Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF/UNAIDS in 2004. To better support his charity causes, Jackie established the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, the Dragon’s Heart Foundation, and the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Beijing, in 1988, 2004 and 2008, respectively. As one of the most well-known Chinese citizens in the world, Jackie Chan also commits himself to the promotion of Chinese culture across the world. Jackie was named Goodwill Ambassador for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Promotion Ambassador for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.