Embraer announces Embraer MSJ & Embraer MLJ executive jets
April 9, 2008, São José dos Campos, Brazil - Embraer selects engine and avionics suppliers.
April 9, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
April 9, 2008, São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer has formally introduced its new Embraer
MSJ and Embraer MLJ executive jet programs, which were recently approved by the company’s Board of Directors. The midsize Embraer MSJ, with a 3,000 nautical miles (5,560
km) range, and the midlight Embraer MLJ, with a 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 km) range, will
be positioned between the Legacy 600 and the Phenom 300 in the Company’s executive jets
An estimated US$ 750 million will be invested in research and development for the
new models, which will enter service in the second semester of 2012 and 2013, respectively.
“The Embraer MSJ and the Embraer MLJ are further evidence of our commitment to
introducing innovative and distinctively different products to the business aviation market,” said
Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President and CEO, “Today, we take another step towards
our long-term, strategic vision to become a major player in the global executive jets market.”
“We are pleased to announce the cleansheet
design Embraer MSJ and Embraer
MLJ,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer
Executive V.OP., Executive Jets
“We believe these new jets will revolutionize
the midsize and midlight categories, offering
best-in-class features with a flat-floor standup
cabin, premium comfort in a modern
design, full fly-by-wire technology, superior
performance, and low operating costs.”
The Embraer MSJ and Embraer MLJ were first
presented at NBAA 2007, in Atlanta, U.S., as
concept aircraft. Surveys conducted with
aviation specialists and potential customers
confirmed the company’s vision of best-in-class
products for the midsize and midlight categories.
The Embraer MSJ and Embraer MLJ will offer
stand-up six-foot (1.82-meter) cabin and a
stylish interior design developed jointly with
BMW Group DesignworksUSA. A full fly-bywire
flight control system will enhance a
comfortably smooth flight.
The commercial launch of the two new jets will occur in May, at the European Business
Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), in Geneva, Switzerland. A full-scale mock-up
of the Embraer MSJ will be showcased and the brand names of the jets will be unveiled.
The company will begin to receive sales orders for both jets during EBACE.
Embraer also announced the selection of the engine and avionics suppliers for the two new
jets. Honeywell will provide the environment-friendly HTF7500E propulsion system, based
on the proven HTF7000 platform, incorporating the latest technologies, in order to achieve
performance requirements, with improved fuel efficiency, ease of maintainability, low
operating costs, and reduced noise and emissions.
Rockwell Collins will supply its state-of-the-art Pro Line Fusion™ avionics suite, a modern
and integrated cockpit that offers extensive situational awareness and a highly intuitive user
interface. The advanced graphics capabilities deliver high resolution for enhanced and
synthetic vision systems, as well as multi-scan weather radar.
Development of the new aircraft is moving forward, with over 200 professionals already
engaged in their design and engineering processes. Preliminary wind tunnel tests have been
concluded, digital models of the jets have been created with CATIA V5 software, and
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations have been performed.
About the Embraer MSJ and Embraer MLJ
The key clean-sheet design drivers of the Embraer MSJ and Embraer MLJ executive jets are
premium comfort, outstanding performance, and low operating costs. The interior of the jets, designed in partnership
with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, will provide: a six-foot
(1.82-meter) stand-up cabin with a flat floor and an externally serviced full-breadth aft
The Embraer MSJ has a fully-equipped wet galley
and the Embraer MLJ offers a complete refreshment center.
Both jets feature the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion – suite – the state-of-the-art in avionics
• and deliver an unmatched level of capability to the midlight and midsize categories, providing
extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive user interface.
The flight deck has four
15.1-inch high-resolution displays on a “T” configuration with advanced graphics capabilities.
Flight deck standard features include a Synthetic Vision System, Integrated Flight Information
Systems, Advanced Flight Management Systems, and full-flight regimen auto-throttles.
Optional Enhanced Vision (EVS) and Head-up Guidance Systems (HGS) will be offered.
Honeywell’s latest-generation HTF7500E engines will power the Embraer MSJ and Embraer
MLJ, with 6,000-7,000 pounds of thrust. The environment-friendly HTF7500E propulsion
system, based on the proven HTF7000 platform, incorporates the most recent technologies to
achieve performance requirements, with improved fuel efficiency, ease of maintainability,
low operating costs, and reduced noise and emissions.
Both jets will be equipped with a full fly-by-wire actuation system for ailerons, elevators,
rudder and spoilers, which is unique to their classes. The redundant high-speed computers and
side-stick control enable a smoother flight for passengers and offer pilots the advantage of
effortless response, greater control, increased cockpit comfort, reduced workload, and flight
The Embraer MSJ is being designed for a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,560 km) with four
passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km) with eight passengers, at Mach 0.80 and
NBAA IFR reserves.
These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop coast-to-coast
from Miami to Seattle, New York to Los Angeles, or Los Angeles to Honolulu, in the United
States, as well as from Gander (Canada) to Paris (France), Paris to Riyadh (Saudi Arabia),
Moscow (Russia) to New Delhi (India), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Chicago (USA) with a
stop in Caracas (Venezuela).
The Embraer MLJ is being designed for a range of 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 km) with four
passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km) with eight passengers, at Mach 0.78 and
NBAA IFR reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from Atlanta
(USA) to Seattle, New York to Mexico City (Mexico), Moscow to Madrid (Spain) or Riyadh,
and from Rio de Janeiro to Bariloche (Argentina).
Both the Embraer MSJ and the Embraer MLJ will have highest cruising speeds in their
classes. The aircraft will also provide a reduced time to climb to high altitudes and excellent