Embraer to Debut 2012 Version of Legacy 650 at India Aviation

Embraer Executive Jets will participate in the 3rd International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation (India Aviation) from 14 to 18 March 2012, to be held at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport.

Located at Chalet No. 14, the 2012 version of the Legacy 650 executive jet will make its Indian debut during the show. It features refinements to its interior, a state-of-the-art cabin management system and offers increased efficiency and safety, significantly raising the bar for jets in its class.

Also on static display will be the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets, introduced in 2009 and 2010, respectively. More than 300 of the entry-level and light aircraft have since been delivered. The Phenom 100 also recently achieved more than 100,000 flight hours.

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Embraer will hold a press conference on Thursday, 15 March at 10:50 am in the Press Conference Center at the show.

“India is key to our growth strategy in Asia Pacific,” said Jose Eduardo Costas, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Embraer Executive Jets. “With a growing, active business jet fleet, of which more than 60 percent is less than 10 years old, India is a prime market for the development of the business jet industry and we expect it to be largest market in this region, outside of China. A third of the active Embraer executive jet fleet in service in the Asia Pacific region is based in India."

Embraer has also invested in developing a customer service network across Asia Pacific. In India, Embraer has appointed Airworks and Indamer Pvt Ltd as Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC) to provide maintenance services for the Phenom 100, Legacy 600/650 as well as Lineage 1000 jets.

Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: Mar 9, 2012