Embraer hosts its second Middle East Legacy 600 Operators Meeting in Dubai, today, at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is an excellent opportunity for strengthening the Company’s relationship with its customers in the region.
Technical issues and updates for the Legacy 600 will be covered during the meeting, as well as flight operations and maintenance programs, with sessions about Embraer Authorized Service Centers; Material Support, Parts & Logistics; and the Embraer Executive Care (EEC) program.
“We are very pleased to repeat this opportunity to exchange ideas and network with Embraer operators in the Middle East,” said Antonio Martini, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Executive Jets. “The Middle East is a fast growing market, and we are committed to continuously improving our support and services not only for around 20 Legacy 600’s that are flying in the region, but also for those that are passing through and need assistance.”
During the Dubai Airshow, last month, Embraer announced a partnership with CEVA Logistics to offer its executive jet operators a new distribution center in Dubai. Located near Dubai International Airport (DXB), in the Jebel Ali area, the CEVA Logistics facility supplies spare parts to the expanding customer base in the region.
The Legacy 600 jet entered service in 2002, benefited by important qualities of the ERJ 145 regional jet platform, including low fuel consumption, reduced operating costs, ease of maintenance, and outstanding reliability. With more than 170 jets flying in 26 countries, the Legacy 600 is customized to the needs of the executive aviation market, offering a range of up to 3,400 nautical miles, or 6,297 km, top-quality interior finishing, three distinct cabin zones, excellent comfort, and global assistance at dedicated executive jet service centers.
About the Legacy 600 executive jet
The super midsize Legacy 600 carries 13 passengers (standard configuration). The refined interior offers leather seats, sofa, credenza, and tables for meals or meetings. The airplane also has a spacious galley for preparing hot and cold meals, an ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and satellite communication. Optional High-Speed Data (HSD) equipment and Wi-Fi technology enable customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails, and transfer files during trips, providing a better use of time, increased work productivity, and more entertainment possibilities. The aircraft has a large baggage compartment, which is easily accessed during flight, and has a total capacity of 286 cubic feet (8,100 liters).
The jet has a cruising speed of Mach 0.80. Its range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers, or 3,400 nautical miles (6,297 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the aircraft can fly nonstop from Moscow (Russia) to Beijing (China) or any destination in India, Europe or the Middle East.
The price of the Legacy 600, under 2009 economic conditions, is US$ 27.45 million. Learn more about Embraer Executive Jets at EmbraerExecutiveJets.com/.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
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