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Embraer Executive Jets’ Certifies New Avionics Functions for Legacy 600 and Legacy 650

São José dos Campos, Brazil, May 16, 2013 – Embraer Executive Jets has received certification from ANAC - Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil; EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency; and FAA - Federal Aviation Administration for Required Navigation Performance (RNP), Vertical Navigation (VNAV), Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) as installed on both the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 aircraft.

“These certifications significantly increase the accuracy and efficiency of navigation and make the Legacy 600 and the Legacy 650 completely ready for the coming modernization of air traffic control systems worldwide,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “These capabilities further increase the value of our aircraft as part of our effort to make Embraer Executive Jets aircraft the best business decision for our customers.”

RNP requires on-board navigation performance monitoring and alerting, increasing the pilot’s situational awareness and enabling reductions in minima for increased efficiency. VNAV, a function in the Flight Management System (FMS), provides vertical targets to the Flight Guidance Computer (FGC) for vertical control of the aircraft. Using FMS VNAV, the pilot defines the vertical profile information that is automatically flown by the aircraft when a VNAV flight director mode is selected. This provides for more efficient approaches and landings.

LPV is the highest precision GPS Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS enabled) aviation instrument approach currently available without specialized aircrew training requirements with a landing minimum of 200-feet Decision Altitude and half-mile visibility at airports that do not have Instrument Landing System (ILS) capability. This system supports wide-area or regional augmentation through the use of additional satellite-broadcast messages to improve GPS accuracy, integrity and availability, enabling aircraft to rely on GPS for all phases of flight, including precision approaches to any airport within its coverage area.

FANS 1/A provides Air-Ground datalink communications between Air Traffic Control and FANS 1/A-equipped aircraft. It includes Air Traffic Services (ATS) Functionality, AFN ATS Facilities Notification, ADS-C (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract), CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) and Datalink (Air-Ground data communications pathway).

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