Embraer delivers first US built Phenom 100 to customer


Manufacturer delivers first aircraft to Executive AirShare

Delivery of the first US built Phenom 100Embraer delivered the first Phenom
100 business jet produced in its new US assembly plant to longtime customer
Executive AirShare during a ceremony held in Melbourne, Florida.

“Handing over an aircraft to an owner
is a moment of great pride for a manufacturer,” said Robert Knebel, vice
president, Sales for North America, Embraer Executive Jets “Delivering this first US-made Phenom 100 to
Executive AirShare, our first US customer, takes the celebration to a whole new

“After the very successful first
flight of the Phenom 100, two weeks ago, the on-schedule delivery of this
aircraft celebrates the outstanding skills of the Melbourne team and confirms
that we are ready to meet our target of 26 aircraft delivered by the end of
2012,” said Phil Krull, managing director,
Embraer Executive Aircraft.

“We were ahead of the curve back in
2007 when we placed our original order for the Phenom 100 aircraft,”
said Executive AirShare president and chief operating officer Keith Plumb. “When aircraft buyers see the Phenom for the
first time, they’re pleasantly surprised at the size of the aircraft and the
spaciousness and comfort of the Oval Lite cabin.”

“We offer superior
service and value, and the Phenoms are a big reason for that,” said Robert Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer,
Executive AirShare. “The speed, range
and low direct operating costs of these light jets are ideal for our regional
fractional programme.”

Photograph: (left to right) Keith Plumb, Executive Airshare president and chief operating officer; Ernest Edwards, president, Embraer Executive Jets; Robert Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer, Executive AirShare; Phil
Krull, managing director, Embraer Executive Aircraft,

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