Singapore Air Show

Jackie Chan’s Embraer Legacy Takes a Bow in Singapore

 - February 14, 2012, 6:45 AM
Jackie Chan's Embraer Legacy 650 touched down on Sunday evening, making its first public appearance since the actor and philanthropist took delivery on February 3 in São Paolo, Brazil. Photo by Mark Wagner.

Film star Jackie Chan’s new Embraer Legacy 650 executive jet is on display in the static park here at the Singapore Airshow. The aircraft touched down on Sunday evening, making its first public appearance since the actor and philanthropist took delivery on February 3 in São Paolo, Brazil.

“I am looking forward to flying in this marvelous aircraft. China has become a very important market for executive aircraft and I am honored to be a part of Embraer’s efforts in my home country,” said Chan, who is the first Legacy 650 owner in China.

Embraer’s new brand ambassador is as famous for his death-defying stunts as much as his acting, and has broken just about every bone in his body. Speaking to AIN at the delivery ceremony last week, he said, “I am the king of action films and people expect this of me.” He added that the aircraft will help him with promotional tours and his charity work. The star also designed the vibrant red-and-yellow paint scheme on the aircraft. It incorporates his logo, a dragon image and his son’s initials.

“Jackie’s ebullient personality, spirit of relentless innovation and commitment to society echo the core values of Embraer,” said Ernest Edwards, president of Embraer Executive Jets. “His worldwide prestige makes him an ideal brand ambassador.”

China is consistently cited as the fastest growing market for new business jets, and Embraer is still in negotiations with Aviation Industry Corp. of China about establishing a Legacy 600/650 production line in China using the infrastructure, financial resources and workforce of their joint venture company Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co.