News Release: Embraer delivers first Legacy 450 to Canada’s AirSprint
NEWS RELEASE: São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, December 16, 2016 – Embraer Executive Jets delivered today the first Legacy 450 mid-light business jet to AirSprint, Inc., a Canadian privately held fractional aircraft ownership company based in Calgary, Alberta, marking the first Legacy 450 delivery in Canada. The purchase agreement for up to 12 Legacy 450, which consists of two firm orders, was signed in July 2016. This agreement has an estimated value of USD 198 million at the current list price, if all options are exercised.
“This first delivery is not only evidence of our growing presence in the Canadian market, but it’s also an important milestone in renewing Canada’s largest fractional aircraft fleet with one of the most innovative business jets in the industry,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “AirSprint customers will benefit from the Legacy 450’s comfort, performance, efficiency, and availability for local and transoceanic missions.”
Recently, Embraer and AirSprint teamed up for a Legacy 450 demo flight to Hawaii, demonstrating the aircraft’s long range capabilities. The 2,428 mile (3,907 km) trip from Oakland (CA) to Maui was smoothly completed in just over 5 hours and will be submitted to the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) as a speed record attempt between two recognized city pairs. The Legacy 450 is certified to fly 2,900 nm (5,371 km) with four passengers and NBAA IFR reserves.
“The Legacy 450 is an exciting and important addition as we grow and evolve our fleet of aircraft,” said James Elian, president and COO of AirSprint. “AirSprint is proud to play a role in the personal and professional lives of successful Canadians. Our Fractional Owners trust us daily to take them, their colleagues, and their loved ones to places of work and leisure. With the addition of the Legacy 450, we will be able to enhance their experience by providing faster, non-stop access to further away destinations, all with a level of comfort and luxury not previously available. We are thrilled to offer this new level of service to our Owners, and to introduce the Legacy 450 to the Canadian market.”
AirSprint is a privately held company based in Calgary, AB and maintains the largest fractional fleet of private aircraft in Canada, including the Embraer Legacy 450, serving Canadians from coast-to-coast including, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the Maritimes.
AirSprint provides successful Canadians with a better choice for optimizing their time by enhancing the private jet ownership experience with industry leading safety standards, exceptional turnkey service, and increased flexibility, all at a fraction of the cost, and personalized for their individual travel needs.
About the Legacy 450
The Legacy 450 is a mid-light business jet with a best-in-class 6-foot-tall flat-floor cabin. Four fully reclining club seats may be berthed into two beds for complete rest in a 6,000-foot cabin altitude. The optional in-flight entertainment system consists of a high-definition video system, surround sound, and multiple audio and video input options. Voice and data communications options are also available. The cabin includes a refreshment center at the entrance, a rear private lavatory with a vacuum toilet and an in-flight-accessible baggage area. The total baggage space is the largest in the aircraft’s category.
The Legacy 450 is the first business aircraft in its segment with full fly-by-wire technology, featuring side-stick flight controls, the state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite with four 15.1-inch high-resolution LCD displays, and paperless operations capability, with graphical flight planning, Jeppesen charts and maps and a synthetic vision system. The optional Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) features a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Video System (EVS).
The Legacy 450 is powered by two advanced, fuel-efficient Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines, the greenest in their class. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Legacy 450 is capable of flying 2,900 nm (5,371 km), which enables non-stop flights from San Francisco to Honolulu, São Paulo to Bogotá, Moscow to Mumbai, New Delhi to Singapore, Singapore to Beijing, Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, or Hong Kong to Alice Springs.
About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer is one of the world’s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100 and the light Phenom 300 jet, the midsize Legacy 500 midsize and mid-light Legacy 450, the large Legacy 650E, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,000 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 60 countries and are supported by the Company’s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil.
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Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.