PATS Aircraft Receives FAA and EASA STC for Embraer Lineage 1000 VIP Interior

GEORGETOWN, Del (November 20, 2009) – PATS Aircraft Systems (PATS), a division of DeCrane Aerospace, is pleased to announce that the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the VIP interior of the third Embraer Lineage 1000 interior completed by PATS Aircraft has been approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). The US FAA approved the interior STC on November 4, 2009 with ANAC and EASA approving the STC on November 18, 2009.

The first Lineage 1000 VIP interior STC was originally approved by the FAA, EASA, ANAC and the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in January of 2009. The second Lineage 1000 VIP interior STC was approved by the same agencies in May of 2009.

The Lineage 1000 interior STC was designed, manufactured and installed by PATS at its Georgetown, DE facility. The interior incorporates the DeCrane Aerospace Total Cabin Capability® with fully integrated components from the DeCrane Aerospace group of companies including cabinetry from Precision Pattern Interiors, Cabin Management System from Audio International and VIP seating by DeCrane Aerospace Aircraft Seating.

PATS’ facility in Georgetown, Del., is a fully capable maintenance facility and a FAA/EASA approved Part 145 Repair Station (P7UR116O/EASA.145.5124). PATS has multiple hangar slots available throughout 2010 to accommodate Boeing 727 and 737, Bombardier CL-600-2B19 and ERJ-190-100ECJ aircraft for maintenance, modifications and auxiliary fuel tank installations.