Embraer's Legacy 500 Executive Jet awarded Brazilian certification

      Embraer's Legacy 500 Executive Jet awarded Brazilian certification

PR Newswire

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Aug. 12, 2014

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Civil
Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil – ANAC) today granted type
certification for the Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at the Latin
American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), in Sao Paulo,
Brazil. Embraer expects to receive certification from the FAA (Federal
Aviation Administration) in the upcoming weeks and certification by EASA
(European Aviation Safety Agency) thereafter.

"We are thrilled with the achievement of the Legacy 500 certification, a
revolutionary jet that delivers true innovation to our customers," said
Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President and CEO. "I want to congratulate
our teams for their passion and their dedication to bring to market this
extraordinary aircraft."

The flight test program comprised four prototype aircraft, which have carried
out extensive function and reliability testing. The Legacy 500 test fleet
completed over 1,800 flight hours. Over 20,000 hours of tests were conducted
in laboratories with rigs for aircraft avionics, electrical, hydraulic, and
environmental systems.

Production of the Legacy 500 has already begun and the first delivery is
scheduled for September. Up to six aircraft will be produced in 2014, and
production of the Legacy 500 will increase throughout 2015.

"We are very pleased to confirm that all Legacy 500 design goals have been
achieved or exceeded" said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President and CEO, Embraer
Executive Jets. "This aircraft is a game changer! With greater range and
better field performance than originally planned, the Legacy 500 sets a new
standard for the midsize class."

Legacy 500 main Characteristics

Specifications                        Design Goals        Certified Legacy 500
Range ^(1)                            3,000 nm / 5,556   3,125 nm / 5,788 km
                                      km
Takeoff distance^(2)                  4,600 ft / 1,402 m  4,084 ft / 1,245 m
Unfactored landing distance^(3)       2,400 ft / 732 m    2,122 ft / 647 m
Block fuel for 600nm @ M0.80^(4)      2,610 lb / 1,184 kg 2,540 lb / 1,152 kg
Maximum operating altitude            45,000 ft / 13,716  45,000 ft / 13,716 m
                                      m
Initial climb altitude^(5)            43,000 ft / 13,106  43,000 ft / 13,106 m
                                      m
Time to climb to initial climb        22 min              22 min
altitude^(5)
Maximum operating speed (MMO)         Mach 0.83           Mach 0.83
High speed cruise^(6)                 460 kt / 852 km/h   466 kt / 863 km/h
Maximum payload^(7)                   2,800 lb / 1,270 kg 2,800 lb / 1,270 kg
Payload full fuel^(7)                 1,600 lb / 726 kg   1,600 lb / 726 kg
Total baggage & stowage volume        150 ft^3 / 4.25    155 ft^3 / 4.39 m^3
                                      m^3
External noise                        Stage IV            23 EPNdB below stage
                                                          IV
Engine thrust                         6,540 lbf           7,036 lbf
Engine flat rating                    ISA + 15 ^ oC       ISA + 18 ^ oC

(1)NBAA IFR reserves; 200 nm alternate; 4 pax @ 200 lbs each; baseline
aircraft; LRC (Long Range Cruise)
(2)SL; ISA; MTOW
(3)SL; ISA ; 4 pax @ 200 lbs each; NBAA IFR reserves; 200 nm alternate;
baseline aircraft
(4)NBAA IFR reserves; 200 nm alternate; 4 pax @ 200 lbs each; baseline
aircraft
(5) From SL; @ MTOW; ISA
(6)Max cruise speed; FL430; ISA; 4 pax @ 200lbs each; half fuel tank; baseline
aircraft
(7)Baseline aircraft

For more information, please visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com

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About the Legacy 500

The Legacy 500 has the best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin, which is
comparable to those of some aircraft in the super midsize category. Eight club
seats may be berthed into four beds for complete rest in a cabin altitude of
6,000 feet. The in-flight entertainment system consists of a high definition
video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video input options, a cabin
management system, and three options for voice communications and
connectivity.

The Legacy 500 is the first midsize business jet with digital flight controls,
based on Fly-By-Wire technology, featuring side sticks. The state-of-the-art
Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15-inch high
resolution LCD displays allows graphical flight planning, and has options like
paperless operations capability, auto brakes, and the E^2VS (Embraer Enhanced
Vision System), which includes a Head Up Display (HUD) with the Enhanced
Vision System (EVS).

The Legacy 500 is capable of flying at 45,000 feet and is powered by two
Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the greenest in their class. Taking off from
airfields as short as 4,084 ft, the Legacy 500 has a range of 3,125 nautical
miles (5,788 kilometers) with four passengers, including NBAA IFR fuel
reserves, which enables it to fly nonstop from Sao Paulo to Caracas, Los
Angeles to Honolulu, Teterboro to London, Moscow to New Delhi, Jakarta to
Sydney, Dubai to Zurich, and Beijing to New Delhi.

Note to Editors

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world's largest
manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, and one of Brazil's leading
exporters. Embraer's headquarters are located in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao
Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service
facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded
in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and
systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and
security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to
customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.embraer.com.br.

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circumstances or events yet to take place. These projections and estimates are
based largely on current expectations, forecasts of future events and
financial trends that affect Embraer's businesses. Those estimates are subject
to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that relate to, among others: general
economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where
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circumstances may not take place. The actual results may therefore differ
substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.

CONTACTS:

Headquarters (Brazil)
Rosana Dias
rosana.dias@embraer.com.br
Cell: +55 12 9724 4929
Tel.: +55 12 3927 1311
Fax: +55 12 3927 2411

North America
Robert Stangarone
rstangarone@embraer.com
Cell: +1 954 260 9939
Tel.: +1 954 359 3101
Fax: +1 954 359 4755

Europe, Middle East and Africa
Herve Tilloy
herve.tilloy@embraer.fr
Cell: +33 6 0864 3545
Tel.: +33 1 4938 4530
Fax: +33 1 4938 4456

China
Mirage Zhong
mirage.zhong@bjs.embraer.com
Cell: +86 138 1191 8053
Tel.: +86 10 6598 9988
Fax: +86 10 6598 9986

Asia Pacific
Nilma Missir-Boissac
Nilma.boissac@sin.embraer.com
Cell: +65 9012 8428
Tel.: +65 6305 9955
Fax: +65 6734 3908

SOURCE Embraer S.A.

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