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Embraer today announced that the Legacy Executive jet received authorization to operate at London City Airport (LCY). The Legacy Executive is the largest corporate aircraft in terms of cabin size certified to operate at LCY.

In the center of the English capital, LCY is a favorite facility for business passengers as it is located very close to London’s financial district. Flying into LCY is also preferred due to its low volume of commercial traffic, contrasting dramatically with Heathrow and Gatwick. Additionally, departures from LCY extends the Legacy’s reach to destinations such as Moscow, Cairo and the Azores with 8 passengers at the normal cruise speed.

Authorization to fly from LCY was granted following certification of the Legacy’s steep approach capability and the addition of the First Principles software. This software was fully developed in-house and helps the pilot calculate the aircraft’s takeoff weight more accurately. In airports with short runways like LCY, this feature will bring significant performance gains to current and future owners.

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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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