In: Press Releases
Shanghai, China, March 21th, 2012 - Embraer will
participate in the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference
& Exhibition (ABACE) to be held at Shanghai Hongqiao
International Airport, China, from March 27-29th 2012.
Jointly sponsored by the National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) and the Asian Business Aviation
Association (AsBAA), the event is the largest business
aircraft show in Asia where executive aviation is
"We expect the worldwide executive jet market to experience
sustained growth between now and 2021," said Guan Dongyuan,
President of Embraer China. "Our China outlook indicates a
need for 635 business jets during that period with a value
of USD21 billion."
Jackie Chan, Embraer Executive Jets' brand ambassador, will
bring his Legacy 650, making the first joint public
appearance with his aircraft since taking delivery on
February 3 at Embraer's headquarters in São José dos
Campos, Brazil. This also marks the aircraft's public debut
To celebrate these firsts, Chan will preside over a ribbon
cutting ceremony scheduled for 9:10, March 26th, at his
aircraft in the static display.
Embraer will also present the ultra-large Lineage 1000, its
flagship aircraft, during the show. This is significant
given the recent order for three aircraft by China's
Minsheng Financial Leasing Co, Ltd, one of the largest
financial institutions providing executive jet leasing
services in China. Minsheng has also ordered 13 Legacy
650s. In July 2011, Minsheng and Embraer signed a
Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of jets in all
executive jet production lines.
As the world's only manufacturer offering a full line of
executive jets ranging from entry level to ultra-large
jets, Embraer will promote its full product portfolio at
Chalet S-107 located at Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business
Aviation Service Centre Hangar.
A press conference covering program updates is scheduled
for Monday, March 26, at 10 a.m. in Press Room #1.
For more information go to www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
About Jackie Chan's Legacy 650
The Legacy 650, in the large executive-jet category is the
latest offering by Embraer. With three spacious and
distinct cabin zones accommodating up to 14 passengers, the
Legacy 650 is the only jet in its class with this level of
comfort, featuring advanced onboard business facilities and
significantly reduced cabin noise. With trans-oceanic
capability, the Legacy 650 includes fully berthable seats,
a fully equipped wet galley and the largest inflight
accessible baggage compartment in its class.
The Legacy 650 range is 3,900 nautical miles (7,223
kilometers), affording such nonstop distances as Beijing to
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Hong Kong to Adelaide
(Australia). Its state-of-the-art cockpit includes the
Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite, greatly reducing
the pilot workload and enhancing safety.
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