FAA certifies Phenom 100

The FAA certified Embraer’s Phenom 100 very light jet on Dec. 12, just three days after it received Brazilian certification. The first one is scheduled for customer delivery within a few days.

Embraer, like Cessna, seems to have the certification procedure well in hand, along with the ability to deliver and service its products. Well ahead of deliveries the company had established a world-wide network of service centers and a U.S. assembly plant is being built at Melbourne, Fla., where Phenom 100 and the larger Phenom 300 aircraft will be completed.

The Phenom 100 is a $3.6 million VLJ described by Embraer as “an entry-level jet.”

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