Embraer's Phenom 100 Executive Jet Receives U.S. FAA Type Certificate

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil -- Embraer's Phenom 100 entry level executive jet was certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). All design goals were met or even surpassed. First deliveries begin next week.

"We are thrilled to announce that the Phenom 100 is certified by the FAA, as planned, confirming all of the exceptional performance characteristics previously approved by ANAC," said Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. "U.S. certification validates the jet's design and its suitability for one of the most important business aviation markets."

The FAA granted U.S. Type Certificate based upon Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency's (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil - ANAC) Type Certificate issued on Dec. 9. EASA certification is expected for the second quarter of 2009.