Charter An Embraer Lineage 1000 Private Jet
Embraer entered the private jet industry in 2000 when it announced the Legacy 600, which was derived from its ERJ-135 regional airliner. Taking a similar approach with the larger E-190/195, the Brazilian manufacturer created the Lineage 1000. This new business jet joins a rare market that includes the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ), Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and several other models.Though the Lineage is large, its price tag is relatively small. While the ACJ costs $75 million and the BBJ sells for $57 million, the latter without passenger cabin, the new Embraer model hit the market at $46 million (2008 dollars) with the cabin installed. Smaller than the ACJ and the BBJ, slower than the Bombardier Global Express XRS and the Gulfstream G550 and shorter-legged than all four of them, the Lineage is a product of compromise. With it, Embraer is aiming at a new set of variables squarely at the middle of the ultra-luxury jet market in the hope of carving out a unique niche.
The Lineage has a range of 3,967 nautical miles, seats 19 passengers, 622 square feet of passenger cabin floor area and 4,085 cubic feet of cabin volume. That is more than twice the volume of both the Gulfstream (1,669 cubic feet) and the Global (2,022 cubic feet), but about 75 percent that of the Airbus (5,300 cubic feet) and Boeing (5,390 cubic feet). Yet the Lineage can still carry eight passengers directly from New York to Moscow at speeds up to Mach 0.82. Because of its low noise signature, steep approach angles and shorter wingspan, it will also be able to operate from airports where some other “heavy iron” business jets cannot, like Aspen, Colorado and New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport.
Embraer announced its E-Series E-190/195 large regional airliner in 1999. It has delivered more than 300 and forecasts a world market for more than 1,400 by 2016. At the time of its launch, the main customer base for the E-Series was seen as commercial airlines, and the aircraft has gained wide acceptance with carriers that include JetBlue and US Airways. A shorter variant of the E-190/195–the E-170/175, which Embraer began delivering in 2004–has become popular with regional carriers. The models share numerous components, including fuselage barrels and avionics (Honeywell’s Primus Epic system). The 190/195 can seat 100 in airline configuration.
When it comes to interior layouts, Lineage customers have a wealth of choices, thanks to a modular scheme that divides the main cabin into five zones plus the lavatory and walk-in baggage compartment. The modules maximize flexibility and utility, simplify installation and hold down costs. Customer-specified interiors are available for an additional charge.
The cabin-management system controls all in-flight information and entertainment components–as well as lighting, window shades, temperature, water and waste–through a master control unit in the galley or through individual passenger control units. The aircraft can be equipped with all the latest in-flight entertainment options, including Wi-Fi.
Embraer hopes to gradually ramp up Lineage production over the next three years and eventually deliver one aircraft per month. So the next time you need to transport a large group of people, on a tight budget, consider chartering an Embraer Lineage 1000, it’s a new favorite among private jet companies, sport teams, and global corporations.