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Melbourne, FL, United States, 2011/12/20 - Kansas City-based fractional aircraft ownership company is the launch customer for the Melbourne assembled entry level jet - Embraer.com. NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3
Embraer today delivered the first entry level Phenom 100 jet produced in its new US assembly plant to longtime customer Executive AirShare during a ceremony held in Melbourne, Florida.
“Handing over an aircraft to an owner is a moment of great pride for a manufacturer,” said Robert Knebel, Vice President, Sales for North America, Embraer Executive Jets. “Delivering this first US-made Phenom 100 to Executive AirShare, our first US customer, takes the celebration to a whole new level.”
“After the very successful first flight of the Phenom 100, two weeks ago, the on-schedule delivery of this aircraft celebrates the outstanding skills of the Melbourne team and confirms that we are ready to meet our target of 26 aircraft delivered by the end of 2012,” said Phil Krull, Managing Director, Embraer Executive Aircraft, Inc.
Executive AirShare and its subsidiary Executive Flight Services operate a fleet of 41 aircraft, including 18 Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets. The company offers comprehensive aircraft care, management and charter services in the Central U.S. and Great Lakes regions and was one of the first to offer both Embraer jets.
“We were ahead of the curve back in 2007 when we placed our original order for the Phenom 100 aircraft,” said Executive AirShare President and Chief Operating Officer Keith D. Plumb. “When aircraft buyers see the Phenom for the first time, they’re pleasantly surprised at the size of the aircraft and the spaciousness and comfort of the Oval Lite® cabin.”
“We offer superior service and value, and the Phenoms are a big reason for that,” said Robert D. Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Executive AirShare. “The speed, range and low direct operating costs of these light jets are ideal for our regional fractional program.”
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