Brazil: Embraer unveils new interior of Legacy 600 jet in Hong Kong

14 February 2008

Hong Kong, China, 14 Feb – Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is due Thursday to unveil a new Legacy 600 executive jet with improved interior at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) in Hong Kong, the company said.

“The economic development of China and the Asia-Pacific region have generated an energetic executive aviation market, where our executive jets have been widely accepted,” said the chairman of Embraer China, Guang Dingyuan in a press statement.

Embraer told macauhub that Asia bought three (8.5 percent) of the executive jets sold by Embraer in 2007, which was one more than in 2006.

All over the world the Brazilian company delivered 36 Legacy 600 executive jets in 2007, exceeding the company’s projection made in January 2007, which forecast that 30 jets would be delivered.

Since it began manufacturing the Legacy, in 2001, Embraer has sold a total of 123 units in 23 countries in America, Europe and Asia.

An Embraer spokesman told macauhub that the company estimated world demand for executive jets would total 13,150 executive jets, at a total value of US$201 billion.

The new Legacy 600 is available for delivery from mid 2009.

According to the company the Legacy 600 costs US$25.41 million, has a capacity for 19 passengers and reaches a cruising speed of Mach 0.8 and has an autonomy of 6,019 kilometers.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutic), a company founded in 1969, manufactures commercial jets with up to 120 seats and is one of Brazil’s biggest exporters. (macauhub)