SÃ£o JosÃ© dos Campos, January 7, 2009
Embraer has received the Type Certificate (TC) and the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet. The aircraft was also awarded type certification by Brazilâ€™s National Civil Aviation Agency (AgÃªncia Nacional de AviaÃ§Ã£o Civil â€“ ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2008. To date, over 20 Lineage 1000 jets have been sold worldwide.
The STC is for the jetâ€™s interior, which was designed, manufactured and installed by PATS Aircraft Completions, a subsidiary of DeCrane Aerospace, located in the United States. â€œWe are pleased to announce the certification of the Lineage 1000 by the FAA, confirming all the exceptional characteristics previously approved by ANAC and EASA,â€ said LuÃs Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. â€œOne 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.â€
The maximum range of the Lineage 1000, originally projected to be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km or 4,833 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km or 5,005 miles) with four passengers, has been extended to 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km or 5,063 miles) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,344 km 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. Besides elegant and relaxing ambiences, the Lineage 1000 offers a broad range of interior layouts for five different cabin zones, where passengers may
enjoy privacy for meetings, resting, and meals. There is also a private suite with a shower.
Thefinely appointed cabin has three distinct temperature zones and a maximum altitude rating of
7,000 feet (2,134 meters), providing passengers with premium comfort.
Launched in May 2006, the Lineage 1000 is the largest and most refined executive jet in
Embraerâ€™s portfolio. 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 1000â€™s maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 120,150 pounds (54,500 kg), and authorizes the jet to operate under Extended Operations rules (ETOPS 120). This clearance demonstrates the aircraftâ€™s capability of flying routes that have a diversion airport up to 120 minutes from the flight path. Therefore, the Lineage 1000 can fly long distances over oceans, deserts and other inhospitable areas, thus increasing its operational range, anywhere in the world.
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 state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus EpicÂ® avionics suite, where automation reduces pilot workload.
The STC validates the modifications in the fully customizable executive jet interior, the inflight accessible cargo compartment, and the oxygen system.