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Embraer’s Phenom 100 certified by Brazil’s ANAC

mime-attachmentDec. 9, 2008, São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer’s Phenom 100  received its Type Certificate from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority today.

December 9, 2008  By Carey Fredericks

(L-R) Antônio Carlos Vieira Victorazzo, Embraer Vice-President, Product Integrity, Hélio Tarquinio Júnior, General Manager
of Aviation Product of ANAC, and Luís Carlos Affonso, Executive Vice-President,
Executive Jets during the Phenom 100 certificate ceremony.

Dec. 9, 2008, São José dos Campos, Brazil– Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet received its Type Certificate from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority (Agência Nacional de Aviação
Civil – ANAC), in a ceremony held today at
Embraer headquarters, in São José dos
Campos, Brazil.

“In 2005, we promised to design and build a
revolutionary jet with premium comfort,
outstanding performance, docile flying
qualities, and a low operating cost,” said
Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice
President, Executive Jets. “We have
relentlessly pursued these design goals and,
now, I am thrilled to announce that the
Phenom 100 has not only met all original
specification targets, but has also surpassed
several performance goals.”

“This certification makes all of us at Embraer very proud. The Phenom 100 was conceived,
developed, and certified in less than four years, which is very noteworthy,” said Emilio
Matsuo, Embraer's Senior Vice President, Engineering. “Furthermore, the performance
figures obtained demonstrate the product's excellent design.”

The Phenom 100’s maximum range, originally projected to be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148
kilometers or 1,335 miles), has been extended to 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 kilometers or
1,356 miles) with four occupants and NBAA IFR reserves. An optional enhanced take-off
performance package was included in the aircraft certification, resulting in a 3,125 feet take-off
field length at maximum take-off weight. The standard take-off field length is 3,400 feet a
initially specified.


For departures from airports with restrictions due to high temperatures or
high elevations, or both, take-off climb performance has also surpassed the design target,
providing up to 300 nautical miles extra range. Another performance improvement was
achieved with the landing distance, verified to be only 2,699 feet at maximum landing weight,
301 feet shorter than initially specified.

Powered by two fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney CanadaPW617F-E engines, the Phenom 100’s fuel consumption is confirmed to be better than originally
estimated, saving as much as 3.6% on longer trips.

The flight test campaign also validated the Phenom 100’s top speed of 390 knots (true air
speed), 10 knots faster than initially projected. The aircraft is capable of climbing directly to its
maximum cruise altitude of 41,000 feet, even at maximum take-off weight. Certified without
restrictions, the Phenom 100 is able to fly under Visual and Instrument Flight Rules conditions,
day or night, and into known or forecasted icing conditions.

The aircraft also operates well
within Stage IV external noise requirements, establishing by International Civil Aviatio
Organization (ICAO), having been certified with a cumulative margin of 33 EPNdB.
The highly intuitive Phenom100 man-machine interface, based on a quiet and dark cockpit
philosophy that offers full situational awareness and automation for a low workload, enabled
the certification for single-pilot operation.

The Phenom 100’s Prodigy® flight deck, based on
the acclaimed Garmin G1000 avionics suite, was also certified.
The interior of the Phenom 100 was certified with its innovative features and collections of
finishing materials. The Oval Lite cross-section benefits passengers with greater space and
comfort, enhanced by an abundance of natural light from the largest windows in the entry level
category. In addition, the forward wardrobe and private rear lavatory with storage space add
convenience for a premium travel experience.


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