Embraer announced yesterday at ABACE 2013 that it has taken an order for a Lineage 1000 large-cabin business jet for a customer in China. “We can’t reveal the customer’s name,” said Ernest Edwards, president of Embraer Executive Jets, “but I can tell you that we’re absolutely delighted to have this company honor us with the order.” The aircraft will be delivered in the first half of this year.
Embraer also announced appointment of Hawker Pacific Singapore as an Embraer authorized service center, to include the in-development Legacy 500 family when it enters service. This brings the total number of Embraer authorized service centers in the region to 13. –M.T.