Embraer Lineage 1000 Jet Receives FAA Certification

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS -- Embraer has received the Type Certificate (TC) and the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for its ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet. The aircraft was also awarded type certification by Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil -- ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2008. To date, more than 20 Lineage 1000 jets have been sold worldwide.

The STC is for the jet's interior, which was designed, manufactured and installed by PATS Aircraft Completions, a subsidiary of DeCrane Aerospace, located in the U.S.

"We are pleased to announce the certification of the Lineage 1000 by the FAA, confirming all the exceptional characteristics previously approved by ANAC and EASA," says Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. "One of the great achievements of this project regards to the maximum range of the aircraft, which was extended to 4,500 nautical miles, giving operators new possibilities for routes and destinations."

The maximum range of the Lineage 1000, originally projected to be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 kilometers or 4,833 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 kilometers or 5,005 miles) with four passengers, has been extended to 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 kilometers or 5,063 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,344 kilometers or 5,179 miles) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR reserves.

The cabin styling was developed in a partnership between Embraer and the UK-based design office Priestman Goode of London. The aircraft is based on the EMBRAER 190 commercial jet, which was certified in August 2005. It is one of four members of the E-Jets family, which now operates in 35 countries and has flown more than 2.2 million hours.

The certification confirms the Lineage 1000's maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 120,150 pounds (54,500 kilograms), and authorizes the jet to operate under Extended Operations rules (ETOPS 120).

Approval has also been granted for the newly designed auxiliary fuel system, which is compliant with the latest SFAR 88 safety requirements and is seamlessly integrated with the Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite.

The STC validates the modifications in the fully customizable executive jet interior, the inflight accessible cargo compartment, and the oxygen system.