Embraer believes that the new Lineage 1000 business jet may well find a significant market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales region. For example, while the ultra-large category accounts for 2 percent of the world’s business jet deliveries, it represents 6 percent of the deliveries in the EMEA region. Supporting this forecast is the fact that 45 percent of the super-midsize Legacy 600s are flying in the EMEA, although this region represents only 18 percent of the overall world market.
Competition promises to be fierce in the ultra-large market, with hot debates running on cabin size. The Lineage 1000 is indeed slightly longer than the Boeing Business Jet but its interior cabin width is nine feet, versus 11 feet and seven inches in the BBJ.