Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer S.A. is a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer which has lines of military aircraft, regional jet airliners and executive jets. Originally focusing on military turboprop and turbojet training aircraft, the company also designed and produced twin turboprop airliners like the Embraer 110 Bandeirante and 120 Brasilia. An agricultural aircraft, the EMB-202 Ipanema was also built, and today claims that it is the only agricultural aircraft that can operate using 100% ethanol.
A new focus on regional jet airliners produced the popular EMB-170 and EMB-175 (66 to 88) seat jets, and the (96-124) seat EMB 190 and EMB-195 jets. The current E-Jet series of jets are the E-175-E2, E-190-E2 and E-195-E2, with slightly more seats and improved economy.
Embraer Executive Aircraft was a third arm developed to produce civilian executive jets, around the turn of the century (the year 2000). The Legacy 600 was based upon the Embraer 145 airliner, and the executive aircraft entered service in 2002. Today, the enhanced Legacy 650E design is available with a longer range, when compared to the Legacy 600 too. A few NASCAR auto racing teams chose to operate Embraer 145 airliners in a “shuttle” configuration for pit crews and staff too, but these were not known as Executive aircraft.
After the Legacy 600, a pair of light jets were designed from scratch; various versions of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets have been in production since 2002. These basic Phenom designs have been upgraded with various enhancements, and marketed as the -100EV and -100E, as well as the -300E.
The popular Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 mid-sized corporate jets were launched in 2008, featuring a fly-by-wire design.
Also in 2008, the Lineage 1000, a roomy derivative of the Embraer E-190 airliner, was introduced. In 2013, the Lineage 1000 added upgrades and became the Lineage 1000E.
The new Praetor 500 and 600 series of jets are upgraded versions of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 mid-sized jets, and were first introduced at the 2018 NBAA Convention in Orlando.
In the company’s own words about their Executive Aircraft:
“Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,300 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 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…”
About Embraer, the company released this narrative in 2019:
“A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer celebrates its 50th anniversary with businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after sales. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, 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 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.”