Saudi Aramco Takes Delivery of its First Embraer 170 Jet

Released on Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Embraer 170
Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.
FBW - Fly-By-Wire
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."


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