Melbourne, FL, July 18, 2012 –Embraer will participate in the 60th annual Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. July 23-29, displaying the entry-level Phenom 100 and light Phenom 300, making a return appearance. Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft will make its Oshkosh debut.
Embraer will hold its annual press breakfast briefing on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:45 a.m. at Booth 347 on the southwest corner of the Phillips 66 Plaza. Embraer Executive Jets President Ernest Edwards and President of Embraer North America Gary Spulak will be in attendance and available for interviews.
“The annual EAA AirVenture event is a great venue for connecting with our customers and has contributed extensively to our success with the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets which meet the needs of a wide range of operations including corporate flight departments, single-pilot operators, fractional companies, universities and flight schools alike,” said Bob Knebel, Vice President Sales, North America, Embraer Executive Jets. “We are thrilled this year to have our aircraft exhibited side by side with another highly successful Embraer product, the Super Tucano.”
“The Super Tucano is a versatile, combat proven platform, recognized as the best counter-insurgency aircraft in operation today,” said Mr. Spulak. “Its presence at Oshkosh represents a great opportunity for visitors to take a closer look at the aircraft and its capabilities as a close air support aircraft.”
About the Phenom 100
Designed for high utilization, the Phenom 100 can accommodate up to eight occupants and has seven different interior color palettes designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 kilometers), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami; from Geneva to Helsinki; or from Sydney to Auckland. The jet has proved to be the fastest, with the roomiest cabin and largest baggage capacity in its class. In addition, it has lower mission costs than competitors, including turboprops. It has the latest in cockpit design and a private aft lavatory is one of its competitive features.
About the Phenom 300
The Phenom 300 comfortably accommodates up to 11 occupants in an executive seating layout and is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS). It is also equipped with many features only available on larger jets and designed for high utilization. It can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) and has a range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, which means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas or Houston to Los Angeles.
About the Super Tucano
The Super Tucano is an advanced training and light attack turboprop, currently used by 10 clients around the world. In partnership with prime contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation, Embraer is offering the A-29 Super Tucano as a contender in the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support (LAS) competition. After more than eight years in action, the Super Tucano has gained an excellent performance record: over 157,000 flight hours and 23,000 combat hours, with no combat losses. The aircraft is also certified for more than 130 munitions configurations. The Super Tucano is capable of performing missions such as counter-insurgency, reconnaissance and ground troop support. At present, the Super Tucano has 182 firm orders and 163 aircraft delivered.
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Company displays Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets at EAA AirVenture 2011 for its third and second consecutive year, respectively.
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