GLOBAL IN-FLIGHT CONNECTIVITY AVAILABLE ON THE LEGACY
Embraer today announced that the Legacy corporate jet will feature wireless fidelity technology (Wi-Fi) offering high-speed data connectivity around the globe. This technology will enable the Legacy traveler to enhance en route productivity and keep in touch with office or home.
Onboard conveniences include Internet and e-mail access, large file transfers and videoconferences. The airplane’s high-speed data capability, which in the future will support connections of up to 432 kbps, only confirms that the Legacy continues to offer customers the best value proposition.
The optional system being made available consists of a dual channel global high-speed data solution using the Inmarsat Swift64 Mobile Network. Its bidirectional data throughput is 50 times faster than existing aeronautical analog satellite communications technology. For the Legacy traveler, the connection speed in the package currently on offer can reach 128 kbps.
Embraer’s supplier for the Legacy high-speed data system is Chelton, a U.K. company. Chelton’s HSD 7000 package includes a high gain antenna called HGA-7000, a low-drag phased-array device for fuselage mounts.
Embraer’s first Legacy with Internet connection will be on the market in the second quarter of 2005. The high-speed data capability will be made available upon request to current Legacy owners through a service bulletin.
For more details, please visit the Legacybyembraer.com website.
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 35 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global airline, Defense and Corporate markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in Australia, China, France, Singapore and the United States. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of June 30, 2004 Embraer had a total workforce of 14,207 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.5 billion.
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