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Embraer announces Legacy 500 launch customer

Oct. 21, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Embraer Executive Jets announced today, during its press conference at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2013, that the world renowned artist and philanthropist Jackie Chan is the launch customer of the Legacy 500 executive jet in China, with scheduled delivery for 2015.


October 21, 2013
By Carey Fredericks

“We are thrilled that Jackie Chan is our first Legacy 500 customer in
China,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets.
“Jackie’s Legacy 650 has been supporting his demanding intercontinental
travel schedule, and we are honored that he has chosen the Legacy 500 to
serve him in the shorter range requirements of his business
development, as well as his tireless charitable endeavors in China, Asia
and around the world.”

The Legacy 500 is a midsize business
aircraft with a range of 3,000 nautical miles with best-in-class
six-foot flat-floor cabin, which is wider than some aircraft in the
super midsize category. Eight club seats may be berthed into four beds,
and 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 Full Fly-By-Wire technology, featuring side stick flight controls, a
state-of-the-art Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15-inch high
resolution LCD displays, and capable of paperless operations, with
graphical flight planning, and options electronic Jeppesen charts and
maps, and the E2VS  (Embraer Enhanced Vision System).

“My Legacy
650 is perfect for long trips, and it has everything I need on board,”
said Jackie Chan. “The Legacy 500 is futuristic and I’m anxious to fly
in the real aircraft.”

Jackie Chan became the first customer of
the Legacy 650 large executive jet in China, as well as the Embraer
Executive Jets Brand Ambassador. His aircraft features his iconic
“Dragon” livery. For more stories about Jackie Chan and his Legacy 650,
see www.embraerexecutivejets.com.cn/jackielegacy650