SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil , May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embraer(NYSE: ERJ) today introduced the Lineage 1000, an ultra-large business jetbased on the EMBRAER 190 commercial jet platform. Embraer unveiled plans forthe Lineage 1000 at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition(EBACE), to be held in Geneva , Switzerland , May 3-5, 2006. The aircraft is thefourth in Embraer's growing business jet portfolio.
"When we unveiled the Phenom jets only 12 months ago, we asserted to thebusiness aviation community our firm commitment to stay in this industry andgrow our presence," said Mauricio Botelho , Embraer President and CEO. "We arenow taking advantage of the EMBRAER 190 platform to launch the Lineage 1000, apremium product with superior comfort and performance characteristics. This isyet another demonstration of Embraer's long-term vision and will to serve ourcustomers with a product line that spans the market."
Presented as an 'ultra-large' business jet, the Lineage 1000 features anoversized cabin space with a luxurious interior in five distinct areas, whereup to 19 passengers will enjoy a variety of ambiences for lounging, dining,conferencing or relaxing.
"The Lineage 1000 is in a class of its own," said Luis Carlos Affonso,Embraer Senior Vice-President, Executive Jets. "Abounding with space, premiumcomfort, refined appointments and convenient amenities, the Lineage 1000 willdeliver the ultimate in travel comfort, performance and operationaleconomics."
The Lineage 1000 offers the flexibility of interior customizations withthe possibility of up to three lavatories and even a stand-up shower. Theairplane's generous baggage compartment is complemented by a walk-in luggagearea conveniently accessible in flight. The distinctive luxury of theLineage 1000 combined with prime engineering -- featuring fly-by-wiretechnology -- will offer a superior travel experience.
Underneath all the luxury lies a solid and proven aircraft platform basedon the reputable EMBRAER 190, from which the Lineage 1000 inherits the expertdesign for high performance and high utilization, with low operating costs.
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