- Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.
S�o José dos Campos, December 7, 2010 - Embraer is pleased to welcome Saudi Aramco as
a new EMBRAER 170 jet operator in Saudi Arabia. Its first aircraft, delivered at the end of
November, will be followed by other EMBRAER 170 jets scheduled for delivery by year-end.
"We are honored by Saudi Aramco's selection of the EMBRAER 170, and by the confidence
they have placed in our aircraft to fulfill an important corporate role," said Luís Carlos
Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. "I am convinced that Saudi
Aramco will enjoy the EMBRAER 170's combination of comfort, performance and economics,
which has made Embraer's E-Jets a preferred choice among corporate operators, worldwide."
The EMBRAER 170 offers a unique solution for corporate flight departments, combining
superior performance, low operating costs, reduced emissions levels, advanced engineering
design and a spacious cabin without middle seats, all based on the outstanding reliability of a
proven airliner platform. With a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, cruise altitudes up to
41,000 feet (12,497 meters) and ranges as long as 2,100 nautical miles (3,890 kilometers),
Saudi Aramco's Embraer 170s will be configured in a standard and spacious 70-seat layout,
and feature state-of -the-art fly-by-wire (FBW) technology, which increases operating safety,
while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.
"We are pleased with the arrival of the EMBRAER 170s," said Ali A. Al-Ashban, Manager
Aviation Department of Saudi Aramco. "Embraer jets have earned a strong reputation in
the Middle East, and we believe that the EMBRAER 170 will prove to be a high-quality,
cost-effective aircraft for serving our business needs."
Source: EMBRAER WELCOMES SAUDI ARAMCO AS NEW EMBRAER 170 OPERATOR
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