São José dos Campos, February 13, 2006
– Embraer announces today it will display its Legacy 600 for the first time at the Asian Aerospace show, to be held at the Changi Exhibition Center, in Singapore, Feb 21-26. On the first day, Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Senior Vice-President, Executive Aviation Market, will host a press conference scheduled for 3:00 pm at the Bravo Suite.
Affonso will be joined in the press conference by his sales force based in Asia, where economic growth potential is strong. An update on the Legacy 600, Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 programs will also be presented.
The Asian market is of great importance due to a wave of successful enterprises expanding across the region and demanding more efficient business travel. Additionally, operational and regulatory environments are improving, paving the way for the long-term development
of business aviation.
According to Embraer market forecasts, China and a number of countries in the Asian continent present the largest growth potential in business aviation in the world. The Indian subcontinent, for example, is a fast expanding market for all business aircraft sizes.
The first Legacy 600 for Asia arrived in 2004 and is based in Macao. In addition to that, there are currently five Legacy 600s operating for VIP transport of Indian government officials. For 2006, two new deliveries are already scheduled for Indonesia.
Today, 68 Legacy aircraft operate in 16 countries.
For more information, please visit www.embraerexecutivejets.comAbout the Legacy
The Legacy 600 provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passenge rs in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza, and spacious tables for dining or meetings. The aircraft also has a full-size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-breadth aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. The Legacy 600’s High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capability allows customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail and transfer files.
Priced at US$ 23.6 million (January 2006 economic conditions), the Legacy 600 cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by sup erior passenger and luggage capacity, enables our customers to fly nonstop from New York to Los Angeles, New York to London and from London to Dubai at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft in the same class. Additionally, the Legacy 600 is the largest business jet certified to operate into and out of London City Airport, being capable of flying to Moscow with eight passengers from London City.
About the Phenoms
The Phenom 100 very light jet and the Phenom 300 light jet are best- in-class. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for these jets. Both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style unseen in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by the size of the generous windows and the most ample cabin in their class. Onboard conveniences include a refreshment center, a private lavatory, and satellite communications.
The Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate six people and be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engine, with 1,615 pounds of thrust. Its range will be 1,160 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves [35 min], with 100 nm alternate), or 1,320nm (NBAA VFR reserves [45 minutes]) with four people onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.7. The airplane is designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet. The Phenom 100, priced at $2.75 million in 2005 economic conditions, is expected to enter service in mid -2008.
The Phenom 300 jet will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E engines, with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Comfortably accommodating up to nine people, its range will be 1,800 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves with 100 nm alternate) with six persons onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78. The airplane is also designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,700 meters). The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and be priced at US$ 6.65 million based on 2005 economic conditions.
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 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Business jet markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of December 31, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 16,953 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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