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Embraer Executive Jets Announces Jackie Chan as Launch Customer of Legacy 500 in China
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 21, 2013 - Embraer Executive Jets announced today, during its press conference at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2013, that the world renowned artist and philanthropist Jackie Chan is the launch customer of the Legacy 500 executive jet in China, with scheduled delivery for 2015.
“We are thrilled that Jackie Chan is our first Legacy 500 customer in China,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “Jackie’s Legacy 650 has been supporting his demanding intercontinental travel schedule, and we are honored that he has chosen the Legacy 500 to serve him in the shorter range requirements of his business development, as well as his tireless charitable endeavors in China, Asia and around the world.”
The Legacy 500 is a midsize business aircraft with a range of 3,000 nautical miles with best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin, which is wider than some aircraft in the super midsize category. Eight club seats may be berthed into four beds, and the in-flight entertainment system consists of a high definition video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video input options, a cabin management system, and three options for voice communications and connectivity.
The Legacy 500 is the first midsize business jet with Full Fly-By-Wire technology, featuring side stick flight controls, a state-of-the-art Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15-inch high resolution LCD displays, and capable of paperless operations, with graphical flight planning, and options electronic Jeppesen charts and maps, and the E2VS (Embraer Enhanced Vision System).
“My Legacy 650 is perfect for long trips, and it has everything I need on board,” said Jackie Chan. “The Legacy 500 is futuristic and I’m anxious to fly in the real aircraft.”
Jackie Chan became the first customer of the Legacy 650 large executive jet in China, as well as the Embraer Executive Jets Brand Ambassador. His aircraft features his iconic “Dragon” livery. For more stories about Jackie Chan and his Legacy 650, see www.embraerexecutivejets.com.cn/jackielegacy650
About Jackie Chan
Born in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan (www.jackiechan.com) is globally renowned and respected for his success in numerous hit movies, commitment to world philanthropic causes, and devotion to the promotion of Chinese culture throughout the world.
He enjoys worldwide recognition as the most influential movie star of Chinese Kung Fu, with various awards from home and abroad. This past June, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science paid tribute to Jackie Chan and held “An Academy Salute to Jackie Chan” event. Days later, Jackie was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Asian Film Festival.
In recent years, Jackie Chan shifted his focus to charity causes, dedicating more of his time working for children, the elderly and those in need. In recognition of his contributions to social welfare, Jackie has been presented with awards by various public institutes, including the “one of the 48 most philanthropic people in Asia” by Forbes Asia in 2010, and was named the International Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF/UNAIDS in 2004. To better support his charity causes, Jackie established the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, the Dragon's Heart Foundation and the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Beijing in 1988, 2004, and 2008, respectively.
As one of the most well-known Chinese citizens in the world, Jackie Chan was named Goodwill Ambassador for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Promotion Ambassador for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
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