Embraer has received the Type Certificate for its ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the company said on Jan. 7. The aircraft already had earned certification from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency and the European Aviation Safety Agency, in December. To date, more than 20 Lineage 1000 jets have been sold worldwide, Embraer said.
An FAA STC for the jet’s interior, which was designed, manufactured and installed by PATS Aircraft Completions of Georgetown, Delaware, was granted at the same time.
“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,” said 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
The maximum range of the Lineage 1000, originally projected to be 4,200 nautical miles with eight passengers, or 4,350 nautical miles with four passengers, has been extended to 4,400 nautical miles with eight passengers or 4,500 nautical miles with four, both with NBAA IFR reserves, Affonso said.
Launched in May 2006, the Lineage 1000 is based on the Embraer 190 commercial jet, which was certified in August 2005.
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