Embraer Executive Jets announced it had signed a deal for a Lineage 1000 ultra-large executive jet with a previously undisclosed Chinese customer at the press conference held today at the 2013 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for May.
The deal boosts Embraer Executive Jets’ overall order book in China to 29, including six Lineage 1000s, since the company delivered its first executive jet to this market in 2004.
“This sale reflects the ever growing popularity of Embraer Executive Jets in the China market,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “This is a new customer for this unique, ultra-large aircraft, which provides an excellent balance of outstanding performance, cutting-edge technology and unprecedented cabin design. The Lineage 1000 will not only allow our customers to enhance their business efficiency but also provide them home-away-from-home comfort while traveling.”
The Lineage 1000, the flagship of Embraer Executive Jets’ seven-aircraft portfolio, entered service in 2009. It is equipped with an advanced avionics suite, auto-throttle and a fly-by-wire flight control system, which provide pilots a highly intuitive and professional cockpit for safe and smooth trips. As the only business jet in its category providing up to 19 passengers with five distinct and spacious cabin zones, the Lineage 1000 is the ultimate in comfort and state-of-the-art technology to facilitate work or rest in flight. Onboard amenities may include a queen-size bed, en-suite shower and complete audio and entertainment systems. The jet also has the largest, inflight-accessible baggage compartment of any executive jet.
The Lineage 1000’s range of 8,149 kilometers (4,400 nautical miles) affords such nonstop flights as Beijing to Copenhagen or Shanghai to Anchorage, with eight passengers and NBAA IFR fuel reserves.
In 2011, the Lineage 1000 was awarded “Best of the Best Star Performer for 2011” by the Hurun Report, given to the product with outstanding performance and fast growing brand awareness. The publication is one of the most widely recognized authorities in tracking the lifestyle and the rapid growth of China’s wealthy.
Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: Apr 15, 2013