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Singapore, Singapore, 2012/02/10 - In its first public appearance since delivery to the international movie star, Jackie Chan’s Legacy 650 will make its debut at the 2012 Singapore Airshow, which takes place from 14-19 February - Embraer.com. NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3
Identified by its distinctive ‘Dragon’ livery, Embraer Executive Jets’ brand ambassador’s ‘ideal business partner’ is also the first Legacy 650 to be displayed at the Singapore Airshow.
Having only entered into service in 2010, the Legacy 650’s advanced technology, outstanding performance and intelligent luxury, have made it an award winning jet. It was crowned “Best of the Best” in the large executive jet category by Robb Report China Edition in 2011, and in 2012 was named “Best of the Best” by the Hurun report, one of the most widely recognized indices tracking the rapid growth of China’s high-net-worth individuals.
The Legacy 650 is the latest offering in the portfolio of Executive Jets by Embraer, and part of the Legacy 600/650 program which, to date, has seen 200 units in service worldwide.
Since the entry into service of the first Legacy in Macau SAR in 2004, 18 Legacy 600/650s have been delivered and are currently in service in Asia Pacific. Most recently, 13 Legacy 650s were ordered by China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing Co, Ltd, one of the country’s leading executive jet leasing companies.
Embraer Executive Jets (embraer.com) is now recognized as one of the top brands in the world’s business aviation market, after a decade of relentless effort since entering this market segment in 2001. Embraer is the world’s only manufacturer offering a full line of executive jets, from entry level to ultra-large aircraft, which are well received by customers, worldwide.
About the Legacy 650
With three spacious and distinct cabin zones to accommodate up to 14 passengers, the Legacy 650 is the only jet in its class with this level of comfort. Advanced Wi-Fi technology and significantly reduced cabin noise means the Legacy 650 ensures an environment in which passengers can work or rest. It includes a fully equipped wet galley and the largest in-flight accessible baggage compartment, something Embraer is known for. 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.