Embraer is fulfilling its April 2005 promise “to invest heavily in business aviation,” with the formal launch of two new midsize jets that fit between the Phenom 300 and Legacy 600. The still-un-named jets, introduced as concepts at last year’s NBAA Convention, are for now called the midsize jet (MSJ) and mid-light jet (MLJ). Embraer’s board of directors approved formal launch of the two-jet program on March 28.
Embraer Legacy 450
Embraer revealed further details of its entrants into the midsize jet market, the seven- to 12-passenger midsize jet (MSJ) and mid-light jet (MLJ) at a press event in Washington, D.C. yesterday evening. The MSJ and MLJ share a common fuselage cross-section with six-foot stand-up headroom, Honeywell HTF7500-E turbofans, Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics and Embraer’s first full closed-loop fly-by-wire flight control system.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Friday announced that its board of directors approved the launch of the mid-light and derivative midsize business jets, dubbed the MLJ and MSJ, respectively. According to a U.S. trademark filing, Embraer has reserved the model names Legacy 400 and Legacy 500, which could be the to-be-announced monikers for the two new twinjets first revealed at the NBAA Convention in September.
With production of its new Phenom 100 very light jet starting this month, Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has served notice that its goal of becoming a major player in the business aviation industry is no flight of fancy.
Embraer (Stand E614) has opened a sales office here in Dubai in a bid to gain a larger share of what it views as a booming market for business aircraft in the Middle East. The office currently is housed in Jet Aviation’s facility at Dubai International Airport, but Embraer plans to establish its own premises as business grows.
This year’s NBAA Convention was about more than multimillion-dollar deals, flashy exhibits and rows of new business jets gleaming under the Georgia sun. To gauge the true importance of the event, one has to look beyond the scope of sales announced at the show–more than a billion dollars, unofficially–and at the origins of those deals.
Embraer has made moves to plug gaps in its young but growing lineup of corporate aircraft, announcing at last month’s NBAA Convention two new concept jets positioned between the Phenom 300 and Legacy 600. Although the company did not officially launch the two programs, it unveiled artist’s renderings of its new midsize jet (MSJ) and midlight jet (MLJ), along with a full-size cabin mock-up of the MSJ.
Embraer is testing the market for two new concept jets. Beginning today, the company will start taking $70,000 and $90,000 refundable deposits accompanying “letters of interest” respectively for its proposed midsize jet (MSJ) and mid-light jet (MLJ). The company today is unveiling a concept mockup representative of the interiors of both aircraft and another mockup of its Lineage 1000 large executive jet at its booth (No. 3737).
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is to unveil a conceptual mockup interior of its mid-light and midsize business jets (the MLJ and MSJ, respectively) tomorrow morning at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta.
Embraer has completed a new revision of the Legacy 600 business jet’s maintenance planning guide. The Brazilian-based manufacturer expects this change to yield cost cuts of up to 18 percent. This is mainly due to extended intervals between some maintenance tasks. Since the guide’s first edition was issued in 2001, the man-hour to flight-hour ratio has dropped by 50 percent to the current rate of 0.65, Embraer said here.