Embraer Releases Legacy 500 Short Film
Embraer has released a splashy new promotional video featuring its business jet spokesman, actor Jackie Chan. The video, described by Embraer as a "cinematic short film," has the production values of a Hollywood trailer and packs a plot, special effects and generous views of the cabin into a six-minute package aimed at getting across the leading-edge technology of the Legacy 500 business jet.
The miniature movie was released at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva in May and was viewed "with great excitement," according to an Embraer spokesperson. EBACE was the first public appearance of the Legacy 500 prototype. The aircraft is fly-by-wire, and has flight envelope protection and a host of other technological advances. The video has attracted almost 18,000 views on YouTube.