Embraer delivers Three Legacy Jets to Indian Government

Travel News Asia 17 August 2005

Embraer has delivered three specially configured Legacy Executive aircraft to the government of India, which ordered five airplanes of the model and holds options on two more. Two of the Legacys delivered will serve the Indian Air Force and one will serve Indias Border Security Force.

Embraer Legacy Jet

To Embraer it is a reason for pride and happiness to deliver the contracted aircraft to the Indian government in accordance with the specifications and strictly on schedule. This could lead to an increase in our cooperation. The ERJ 145 family is renowned worldwide, and the Legacy jet for authority transportation will certainly deliver safety and mission and cost efficiency, said Romualdo Monteiro de Barros, Embraer Executive Vice-President for the Defense Market.

Embraer will conclude deliveries of the five Legacys ordered by India in October. The Legacy derives from the ERJ 135 jet, member of the successful ERJ 145 family with more than 900 aircraft in operation and over seven million hours flown.

The Legacy Executive provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 16 passengers in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza, and spacious tables for dining or meetings. The aircraft also has a full-size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-breadth aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. The Legacys High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capability allows customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail and transfer files. The Legacy Executives baggage compartment with 240 cu ft (6.8 cu m) is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flights for greater passenger convenience.

Priced at US$ 22.45 million, the Legacy Executive cruises at a speed of up to Mach .80 and offers a range of 3,250 nm (6,019 km) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables the jet to fly nonstop from New York to London and from London to Moscow.

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