Embraer Executive Jets announced during a press conference today that Across, Mexico’s premium business aviation services provider, signed a firm order for 23 business jets. The contract comprises the purchase of eight Legacy 500, eight Phenom 300 and seven Phenom 100E jets, with an estimated value of over USD 260 million at current list price.
The announcement was made during the 16th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) at Geneva’s Palexpo Exhibition Center. The firm order was included in the Company’s backlog of the first quarter and the first deliveries already have started.
“This fleet order reflects our growing presence in Mexico and confirms the long-term relationship we are building with Across,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The Mexican market has a solid business aviation utilization culture and Embraer Executive Jets' portfolio is perfectly suited to fulfill the increasing demand for more efficient and reliable aircraft in the region. We are glad to support Across in expanding its best-in-class services.”
Aiming to improve customers’ operational flexibility, Across offers air charter solutions with the concept “Aviación a tu medida,” along with aircraft management, first-rate FBO services and a sales or fractional ownership program for Embraer’s broad business jet portfolio. Launched in 2009, Across owns the most modern infrastructure at Toluca International Airport, the main hub for business aviation in Mexico, which includes hangars, VIP lounges, customer meeting rooms and administrative offices.
“Embraer's business jets will become the backbone of Across solutions for our fractional ownership program and charter services for customers worldwide who need to fly to Mexico or the Americas for business or leisure,” said Pedro Corsi Amerlinck, CEO of Across. “The Phenoms and the Legacy 500 play an important role in the operation of the major fractional provider companies from the United States and Europe, and I'm thrilled we are starting to offer these innovative business jets to enhance our customers’ and partners’ experience as well.”
Across is attending EBACE 2016 jointly with Avinode, the world’s leading online marketplace for buying and selling air charter, to present their solution for European customers who travel from Mexico to anywhere in America and vice versa.
Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: May 24, 2016