São José dos Campos, March 28, 2011
– Embraer will be present at the 37th Annual International Fly-in & Expo (www.sun-n-fun.org
), held at the Linder Regional Airport (LAL), in Lakeland, Florida, United States, from March 29 to April 3. On Wednesday, March 30, at 11:00 a.m., in the Sun ’n Fun Fly-in Media Center, the Company will host a press conference to present a program update on its complete Executive Jets line.
This year, Embraer will bring two of its acclaimed aircraft: the entry level Phenom 100 – the world’s most delivered jet in 2010, with 100 units, and the Phenom 300 light jet – Flying Magazine Editor’s Choice award winner. This will be the debut appearance of the Phenom 300 at the show. Aviation aficionados will be able to tour both aircraft at Embraer’s booth MD-34A.
“Embraer is happy to return to Lakeland, Florida, and display the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 together for the first time at Sun ‘n Fun
,” said Ernest Edwards, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean – Executive Jets. “Since our participation last year, the Phenom 300 increased its presence with individual buyers and entered service with fractional companies such as Executive AirShare and Flight Options. In addition, we were recognized by NetJets with an order for 50 Phenom 300s, plus 75 options.Furthermore, the Phenom 100 was the world’s most delivered business jet in 2010
Last year, Embraer delivered 100 Phenom 100s and 26 Phenom 300s. In total, the Company delivered 145 executive jets during the year, an increase of 23 aircraft over 2009, which was the highest, in absolute terms, among all manufacturers. Embraer’s 2010 market share reached 19%, or almost one in every five executive jets delivered, worldwide, was produced by Embraer.About the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300
The entry level Phenom 100 can accommodate up to eight occupants and has seven different interior options designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of
flying nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; from London to Rome, in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. The jet was certified in December 2008, and has proved to be the fastest and to have the largest baggage capacity in its category. The Phenom 100 has the latest in cockpit design, and a private aft lavatory is one of its competitive features.
The Phenom 300 light jet accommodates up to 11 occupants in a spacious and pleasant interior, also designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS), and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas, in the U.S.; from London to Athens, in Europe; or from Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
Note to Editors
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 17,149 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.6 billion.
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