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Indian Air Force Gets Brazil’s Embraer Jets

Brazil’s aircraft maker Embraer announced today the delivery of three specially configured Legacy Executive jet to the government of India, which ordered five airplanes of the model, and holds options on two more.

Two of the Legacys delivered will serve the Indian Air Force, and one will serve India’s Border Security Force.


“To Embraer, it is a reason for pride and happiness to deliver the contracted aircraft to the Indian government, in accordance with the specifications and strictly on schedule. This could lead to an increase in our cooperation.


“The ERJ 145 family is renowned worldwide, and the Legacy jet for authority transportation will certainly deliver safety, and mission and cost efficiency,” said Romualdo Monteiro de Barros, Embraer Executive Vice-President for the Defense Market.


Embraer will conclude deliveries of the five Legacys ordered by India in October.


The Legacy derives from the ERJ 135 jet, member of the ERJ 145 family, with more than 900 aircraft in operation and over seven million hours flown. The Legacy enjoys worldwide market acceptance with 58 units in service in 15 countries.


The Legacy


According to Embraer, the Legacy line of jets is changing the expectations of what a business jet should be, offering the market an unprecedented balance between comfort, performance and reliability.


For the very specific purpose of government authority transportation, the Legacy offers affordability, size, speed, economy and the safety of a platform that has flown over 30 million passengers in the world.


The Legacy Executive provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passengers in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza and spacious tables for dining or meetings.


The aircraft also has a full-size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-breadth aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications.


The Legacy’s High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capability allows customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail and transfer files.


The Legacy Executive’s baggage compartment with 240 cu ft (6.8 cu m) is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flights for greater passenger convenience.


Priced at US$ 22.45 million (January 2005 economic conditions), the Legacy Executive cruises at a speed of up to Mach .80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves.


This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables our customers to fly nonstop from New York to London and from London to Moscow at fraction of the cost of the competition. Additionally, the Legacy is the largest business jet authorized to operate at London City Airport.


Also available in Shuttle and Shuttle HC configurations, the Legacy is designed to provide comfort and functionality.


The Legacy Shuttle accommodates between 16 and 19 passengers in business- class comfort. The Shuttle HC version enhances owner productivity and comfortably seats as many as 37 passengers in a superior airline-quality interior. Prices for the Shuttle versions range from US$ 16.95 million to US$ 17.64 million (January 2005 economic conditions).


The Legacy derives from the ERJ 135 jet, member of the successful ERJ 145 family with more than 900 aircraft in operation and over seven million hours flown.


Embraer


Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.) is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 110 seats with 35 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after-sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Business jet markets.


With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore.


Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of June 30, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 16,878 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.9 billion.


Embraer – www.embraer.com.br

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