Embraer Debuts Lineage At EBACE
Embraer introduced the first-in-service ultra-large Lineage 1000 at EBACE yesterday. The Lineage is the luxury variant of the company's E-190, and it is on the static park. The Phenom 100 is also on display for the first time at the show. To complement its new offerings Embraer named Cologne based Nayak Aircraft Services as an Embraer Authorized Service Center at EBACE Tuesday. The company became the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility to serve Embraer's Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 in Germany. "We are very pleased to welcome Nayak Aircraft Services to our customer support network," said spokesman Antonio Martini. "Embraer is constantly evaluating and improving the global network of its Executive Jet Service Centers. Their location is an important factor for serving our customers, and Germany is one of Europe's most responsive business aviation markets for our Phenom family."
The company also announced that the midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 executive jet programs have completed the Joint Definition Phase (JDP), which began in July 2008 and involved over 100 engineers from key system suppliers. "The Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 programs have passed a critical milestone, and we are engaging over 500 engineers and technicians, as we begin the next phase," said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. Launched in 2008, the midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 set a new paradigm in their respective executive jet categories. Their interiors were designed in partnership with BMW Group Designworks, and offer many amenities, including a flat-floor stand-up (six-foot) cabin, excellent pressurization, and vacuum lavatories.