Embraer (stand7030) is highlighting the executive quarters of its corporateaircraft this week at EBACE, with its first delivered VIP Lineage 1000 on static display and an announcement that Honeywell will provide a digital cabin management system for the new super-light Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 business jets.
The Lineage here has an interior designed in conjunction with UK-based Priestman Goode and installed at DeCrane Aerospace subsidiary Pats Aircraft in Georgetown, Delaware. Two auxiliary fuel tanks in the twinjet, which is based on the GE CF34-powered Embraer 190, boost range to 8,150km (4,400nm) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. Embraer on Friday delivered the aircraft to HE Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, of Abu Dhabi. Options selected include wi-fi internet access and an electronic flight bag, says Embraer.
For the Legacy 450 and 500, set to enter service in 2013 and 2012, respectively, Embraer has chosen Honeywell's all-digital Ovation Select cabin management system. Features include surround-sound audio, high-definition 1080p video and a digital communications backbone that allow passengers to use iPods, MP3 players and high-definition gaming systems.
The system also features a new icon-based touchscreen passenger interface with lighting, seats, temperature, galley and window shade controls. The companies have not divulged the value of the contract.
Also on static display for the first time in Europe are Embraer's Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets, along with a Legacy 600 and the Lineage.