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Coming Soon: Photos and Presentations from New Orleans 2019!

SAVE THE DATE!

...for the 2020 EJOA / TechCare Annual Conference!

May 3 through May 6, 2020
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Texas.

Registration will open in January. More details will be posted as they become available.



EJOA Forum Use

28 Jun 2019

Please remember that our Forum is available to share information and experiences of ownership and operation with other owners and operators of Embraer Phenoms, Legacy 450/500 and Praetor 500/600 aircraft. It is a great platform to ask questions, post useful information, refer other members to helpful resources, or just to share a memorable experience with others and perhaps include a few photos.

Typically, that is how it is used. We have noticed from time to time, however, that some Forum postings have taken on a commercial advertising tone. The forum is not intended for that use. Our Affiliate Members (those who offer products and services to our owners and operators) have the same forum access as our Active Members (those who own and operate the aircraft). Indeed, some Affiliate members are also owners and type-rated pilots.

Affiliate Members who wish to promote their products and services through our website can do so through the ‘margin ads’ that appear at various places in the website. We are in the process of refreshing this service, and Affiliate Members are welcome to contact our office (513-876-JETS) to discuss those options.

In the interest of sharing information, it is fine to post a simple Forum message that lets other members know, “…hey, we’re here and this is what we do; please look for our ad, visit our website or call us.” Beyond that, it is best to please share the commercial aspects of your business through your website and through your traditional marketing channels.

Thank you,
Mark Stear
Executive Director

CERTIFIED OUTPERFORMANCE

THE PRAETOR 600: LEAD THE WAY — NOW

18 APRIL 2019

Embraer is proud to announce the certification of the Praetor 600, the world’s most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize aircraft that leads the way in performance, comfort and technology.

Unveiled at NBAA in October 2018 and certified by ANAC today, the Praetor 600 did not just meet initial expectations, it exceeded them. With 4,018 nm at long range cruise and 3,719 nm at Mach 0.80, this jet is the new performance leader in the segment, enabling missions such as London to New York, São Paulo to Miami and Dubai to London. This aircraft is also capable of full-fuel flights out of a runway of only 4,436 feet. Additionally, it has 4,001 lb maximum payload and is the only super-midsize jet available now with a combination of six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin, stone flooring and a vacuum lavatory.

Named for the Latin root that means “lead the way,” the Praetor 600 is a jet of firsts. It is the first super-midsize certified since 2014. The first to fly beyond 3,700 nm at M 0.80. The first with over 4,000 nm range at LRC. The first with full fly-by-wire. The first with Active Turbulence Reduction. The first with a cabin altitude as low as 5,800 feet. The first with high-capacity, ultra high-speed connectivity from Viasat’s Ka-band, with speeds of up to 16 Mbps and unlimited streaming. And all of this, backed by a first-placed Customer Support network.

We named and designed the Praetor 600 for the leader, the entrepreneur, the pioneer — and within six months of this program’s announcement, the leader can take command of one now.

To view the complete performance data, refer to the press release here.



Embraer Response Regarding Phenom Operational Temperature Limitations

 

In a recent Forum thread there was a discussion about the -60C Static Air Temperature (SAT) operational temperature limitation on the Phenom 100. Some concern was expressed that on certain days for a given trip profile, static air temperatures may require a descent to warmer flight levels thus limiting fuel efficiency and range. It was also noted that other manufacturer’s models might allow a lower operating temperature limit.

Among the roles of your association is to facilitate communication and understanding, and where possible / feasible to be catalysts for change and improvement. In this case, EJOA has done just that. It should be noted and appreciated here that not all manufacturers would listen as well as, or attempt to be as supportive as Embraer is. We enjoy a very open and cooperative dialog with Embraer and their efforts to address this issue are a good example of what often goes on ‘behind the scenes’ that many of our members don’t see.

At times, what is presented as an issue may morph into broader dialogue about tangential issues. We may actually benefit from broader awareness and knowledge without identifying the root of our concern. In this case, the -60C SAT limitation was defined in the early design phase of the Phenom 100, and subsequently is part of its certification criteria. Accordingly, each component is certified to support this same limit, and changing those limits may require revisiting the qualification of every affected component, including the airframe structure itself. In reality, the component temperature limit is -54C, but the -60C SAT limit accounts for a measured “ram rise” of 6C due to the affects of air friction at high speeds (SAT corrected for “ram rise” is called Total Air Temperature, or TAT). In other words, the temperature that each component actually ‘sees’ is -54C.

The solution proposed by Embraer is outlined in the attached presentation, which they have authorized us to share with you at this time. (Click here for attachment.) The concept would enable you to take advantage of the best of either the current SAT, or TAT and recognizes that the “ram rise” may sometimes be greater than 6C. The final result will require further analysis and technical assessment, and ultimately a review and validation with the appropriate airworthiness authorities.

Our Executive Director, Mark Stear (who has a degree in Aerospace Engineering), and I had a long discussion with Embraer Engineering. Without getting deeper into the weeds here, trust me when I tell you that Embraer has already devoted a lot of analysis effort to simplify the issue. I believe this shows us once again that Embraer has a desire to diligently address the concerns of its customers, and they respect the advocacy EJOA represents for all of us.

Want more discussion about this... the Forum doesn't really lend itself to stuff this deep... SO COME TO THE 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN NEW ORLEANS (Register Here) AND ENGAGE EMBRAER ENGINEERING IN DISCUSSION! This is a good subject to learn more about, perhaps gain a better understanding of all the variables, become a more knowledgeable and informed pilot... and maybe gain a respect for the depth of talent Embraer brings to our meeting, and their willingness to help all of us understand and be helpful where they can.

I hope this helps those of you flying P100's… and particularly those that took the time to write in.

David B. O’Maley

EJOA Board President


Embraer – Boeing Joint Venture News

 

Some of you may have noticed recent news articles about a federal court in Brazil issuing an injunction to stop the proposed commercial aviation joint venture between Embraer and Boeing. The injunction follows a lawsuit filed against the deal by four Brazilian lawmakers. There are various opinions that this action may be politically motivated, not unlike what often occurs in the US under similar scenarios.

EJOA reached out to Embraer Executive Jets management for perspective and we were referred to the following statement that was released by Embraer last Friday, December 7th to its investors:

Embraer S.A. informs its shareholders and the Market that, on December 6, 2018, have become aware of a provisional measure issued on the Class Action no. 5017611-59.2018.4.03.6100 in course before the 24th Federal Civil Court of São Paulo ("Class Action"). According to the abovementioned decision, the judge of the 24th Federal Civil Court of São Paulo partially granted a provisional measure to suspend the effects of an eventual decision of the Board of Directors of Embraer approving the segregation and transfer of the commercial aviation business to the new company in the context of the joint venture between the Company and The Boeing Co., "without imposing any kind of obstacles to the continuance of the negotiations between both companies." The Company will take the applicable judicial measures to reverse such decision and will keep its shareholders and the Market informed on any material developments related to the Class Action.

Note, too, that Brazil's outgoing president, Michel Temer, whose terms ends December 31st, and President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, who will take office on January 1st, 2019 reportedly are both supportive of the planned partnership between the two companies.

Today (Dec 11th), we see news reports stating that the Brazilian Court has overturned the injunction. Nevertheless, we wanted to be sure that accurate information be received by our membership.

EJOA endeavors to provide its membership with industry news and information that it believes would be of interest to the owners, operators, and service providers of Embraer Exceutive Jet airplanes.

Mark Stear
Executive Director
11 DEC 2018

An Exciting Moment in the History of Embraer

 

EJOA invited Embrear Executive Jets President and CEO, Michael Amalfitano, to share his insight and thoughts regarding the recent historic announcement by Embraer, S.A. and Boeing. EJOA is an independent owner controlled association, whose mission is to support its members' ownership and experiences with Embraer Executive Jets.

 

The text from Mr. Amalfitano’s letter follows:

 

I write to you with some exciting news. On July 5, Embraer and Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership that positions both companies to accelerate their growth in global aerospace markets.

The strategic partnership will bring together more than 150 years of combined leadership in aerospace and leverage the two companies’ highly complementary commercial product lines. The partnership is a natural evolution in the 20-year history of collaboration between Boeing and Embraer.

This is exciting for Embraer, and it is especially good news for our Executive Jets business unit. While Embraer will continue to own 100% of the business jet entity, the added financial strength bolsters sales potential, production efficiency, operational excellence, investments in new programs and exports, creating jobs, income and sustainability. This will serve to add even more value to customers, shareholders and employees.

This strategic partnership is an exciting moment in the history of Embraer: our future is now even brighter. Boeing and Embraer will benefit from a broader scale, resources and footprint, including global supply chain, sales and marketing, and services network, which will enable us to capture benefits from best-in-class efficiencies across the organizations.

Boeing and the new commercial joint venture would be positioned to offer a comprehensive, highly complementary commercial airplane portfolio that ranges from 70 seats to more than 450 seats and freighters, offering best-in-class products and services to better serve the global customer base.

Completion of the deal still requires time — estimated between 12 and 18 months — and a considerable amount of effort from the working groups. Until then, business will continue as usual. Our services and support to you will remain at its market-leading high standards. And we will maintain our focus on continuously elevating your experience and providing you with the utmost value as our customer. As more public information becomes available we will certainly keep you informed.

As always, we at Embraer place you — our customers — first. I value our relationship and your continuing support, and, on behalf of our entire Executive Jets team, thank you for placing your confidence in us. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.

 

Sincerely,
Michael Amalfitano
President & CEO
Embraer Executive Jets

 

Embraer Jet Operators Association
Organizational & Location Changes

 

By: D. B. O'Maley June 2018

In prior postings about our Annual Event in Austin, it was reported that the Board of the Association elected me as President, succeeding Keith Christensen. I am pleased to have been a member since 2010, and have enjoyed being on the Board for the past 6 years. During that time the association has grown considerably, as has the fleet of delivered Embraer aircraft.

 

Our association has been very ably led by Keith for the last several years, and I want to acknowledge his significant contribution and leadership; as well as that of the other board members (All Directors are continuing: Jay Obernolte, Gary James, William Midon, Keith and myself). Also, Mr. Mark Twombly, our only employee, has served as Executive Director since the Association was formed. Mark has done an excellent job, often under some challenging circumstances. At our Board meeting in April, Mark advised Keith and myself of his desire to move on, such that he might focus on his professional flying career. Our thanks and sincere appreciation to Mark Twombly for all he has done to help the Phenom Association (as it was founded), and now, EJOA grow and develop. Our thanks to Mark.

 

Often when there are "big changes" in an organization, such as a changing of the guard (President), and in this case also our managing principal, it affords us the opportunity to step back and do a self-examination. Such has been the case here and the Board and I have developed a new strategic plan and approach for our association. The single driving factor behind this new strategy and approach is that we "focus on the customer" which is you, "THE MEMBER." The association exists for the purpose of helping to make the experience of owning and operating an Embraer Aircraft (Phenom or Legacy) a better one – more enjoyable, as financially viable as possible, and hopefully adding to a safer operation. We want you to be a part of an association that is "valuable" and delivers a Value Proposition that makes being a member a positive experience and enjoyable.

 

We have a clear understanding that as an ownership association, our role is on the periphery. We are not the OEM, nor the maintenance facility, nor the training operation. However, we interact with all of those, and we can bring together thinking, experience, resources, and a forum from which your interaction can lead to the value proposition I mentioned. We believe there is strength in numbers, and we seek your active support and participation.

So, what are the plans ahead?

 

First and foremost our #1 priority was to conduct a search for a new Executive Director who can help execute our strategic plan effectively. We have sought an individual who can bring industry knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to aid in accomplishing our mission. In addition, we plan to employ the right person in such a manner that they can make working on this mission their singular professional focus (as opposed to EJOA being a supplement or being a secondary career).

 

I am pleased to report we believe we have executed on this first task very effectively. With the unanimous support of the Board, I am pleased to announce Mr. Mark Stear will assume the role of Executive Director of the Embraer Jet Operators Association, effective June 16th. Some of you may know Mark, as he was an Embraer Regional Sales Manager for 5 years.

 

An Aeronautical Engineer by education (Neil Armstrong was his professor), he has worked as an engineer for Learjet and other aerospace companies early in his career. He also worked for Citation Shares, and post tenure with Embraer, he ran a division of a regional aviation company where he was focused on "customer acceptance" of Phenom Jets in San Jose dos Campos, Brazil, where he managed the acceptance of 26 Phenoms (100s & 300s) and coordinated their deliveries all over the world. So, he knows aviation, knows aircraft design and engineering, has sold jets, is a private pilot, and is intimately familiar with Embraer's airplanes, and the company. He is very excited to have the opportunity to cap off his career focusing on helping grow our Association and helping us become significantly more important, and responsive to our membership. May I suggest that you reach out to Mark when you have the chance and be sure and suggest any ideas you have for how we can assist as I described above.

 

Mark Stear lives in Cincinnati, and so that we may more effectively support our membership, we will be opening EJOA's first office, and welcome any of you to stop by after we get established. We anticipate a location on or near Cincinnati's Lunken (KLUK) airport.  Having a real situs will be important to assist in bringing resources to bear on our project and work. With the opening of the office, we will be hiring a full-time administrator, whose number one priority will be answering your calls, emails and texts in a timely manner. If he or she cannot resolve your question or situation, the administrator will help you find the people who can. Additionally, our web site needs significant resource focus to be more useful to you and to the Association's personnel such that it is a friendlier and more user-friendly support tool. There are a lot of opportunities to add value both for our new Executive Director and our to-be-hired administrative assistant.

 

What all of this hopefully suggests is a vision, strategy, and commitment to being a viable association that is focused on the mission of helping its members. We want you to have a great experience owning, operating, and flying your Phenom or Legacy. This is a journey and the changing of the guard and a new Executive Director are merely the first two steps. We will update you as we progress...look to the web site and Contrails Magazine for steps 3 & 4....and beyond.

 

Thank you.

 

END

 

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