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Phenom 100 certified by EASA

phpg1cb4gpmApril 24, 2009, São José dos Campos, Brazil - Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet was certified, today by the European Aviation Safety Agency.


April 24, 2009
By Carey Fredericks
   
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Phenom 100 executive jet Humberto Pereira, Embraer Vice President,
Engineering – Executive Jets, right, receives the Phenom 100 Type
Certificate from Dr. Norbert Lohl, EASA’s Certification Director
 
   

April 24, 2009, São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet was certified, today by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for day and night operations – VFR) and IFR, RVSM, and flight into known icing conditions. The aircraft was also certified by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), last December.

“We are honored to receive EASA certification for the Phenom 100 on schedule, confirming the aircraft has met or surpassed all original specification targets, and opening the way for the first deliveries in the European Union,” said Maurício Almeida Filho, Embraer Vice President, Programs – Executive Jets. “Embraer is committed to making quality products for the executive jet market, offering them with full certification, and technical and maintenance support.”

“The Phenom 100 is the first executive jet in its category where the full certification process fell under the responsibility of EASA. Aviation is an international business and this project has once more proven that our common goal is to increase safety. We thank the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency and Embraer for their enthusiasm and accuracy,” said Dr. Norbert Lohl, EASA’s Certification Director.

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F-E engines power the jet, with 1,695 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants is 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 kilometers or 1,356 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes of holding and 100 nautical mile alternate). The aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters), attained by a direct climb, even when fully loaded. In addition, the Phenom 100 is designed to perform short-field takeoffs or landings and to fly at a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.70, or 390 knots (True Air Speed – TAS).

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These characteristics allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; from London to Rome, in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. The jet received the IF Award, in Germany, as the best product, in 2006, and the best interior, in 2007, as well as the Good Design Award, in China, for the best project, in 2006.

For more information about Embraer’s executive jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com .