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Embraer Unveils Legacy 500 At EBACE

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Embraer will fly its prototype Legacy 500 midsize business jet to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva next week in the first public showing of the aircraft. Corporate Jet Investor is reporting that Embraer will also bring along its 2013 model Lineage 1000. "EBACE, Europe's premier business aviation gathering, is an excellent showcase to debut the Legacy 500 and the 2013 Lineage 1000," said Ernest Edwards, president, Embraer Executive Jets. The Legacy 500 was announced at the 2008 EBACE and had its first flight last November. Meanwhile, EBACE continues to be the go-to show for business jet vendors and customers in Europe.

Last year almost 13,000 people attended the show, which featured almost 500 exhibitors. It's popular among Middle Eastern customers because of its relative proximity to that region. The show is held at the PalExpo convention center, which is part of the Geneva Airport. Therefore the static display is onsite and usually attracts a full complement of exhibitors. EBACE runs from May 21-23.

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