– Platinum Corporation, a general trading company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), with offices in India, Europe and Africa, has ordered one Legacy 600 executive jet. Embraer will deliver the aircraft in August 2008, and it will be used to carry executives between the UAE and the company’s bases abroad. This order, announced at the 2007 Dubai Air Show, November 11-15, is already included in Embraer’s backlog.
“We are honored by Platinum Corporation’s selection of the Legacy 600,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “We are certain that the comfort and performance of the Legacy 600 jet will offer a premium business travel experience.”
“The Legacy 600 combines top quality and a luxurious interior finishing with operational efficiency,” said Sunil Vaswani, CEO and President of Platinum Corporation. “The jet offers the range capability we are looking for, and we plan to use it to develop and support our business interests throughout the Middle East and Africa.”
About the Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 jet provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passengers 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-width aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. Optional High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capabilities allow customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails and transfer files. The 240-cubic-foot (6.8-cubic-meter) baggage compartment of the Legacy 600 is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flight, for greater passenger convenience.
The aircraft cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and has a range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km or 3,740 miles) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables customers to fly nonstop from New York (U.S.) to London (U.K.); from London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); from Singapore (Singapore) to Beijing (China) or to Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); and from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Melbourne (Australia) at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with a similar cabin size. Additionally, the Legacy 600 is one of the largest business jets certified to operate into and out of the London City and Cannes- Mandelieu airports.
The twin-engine business jet is based on the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family platform that has accumulated over 12.5 million flight hours on 1,000 aircraft. With a platform designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, low operating cost, and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch reliability, the Legacy 600 offers luxurious comfort and delivers high utilization and high availability.
Priced at US$ 25.41 million, based on January 2008 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification, 120 Legacy jets currently operate in 22 countries. Also available in Shuttle and Shuttle High Capacity (HC) configurations, the Legacy is designed to provide comfort and functionality. The Legacy Shuttle accommodates from 16 to 19 passengers in business class comfort. The Shuttle HC version enhances owner productivity and comfortably seats as many as 37 passengers in a superior airline-quality interior.
More information about Embraer Executive Jets is available at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
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