Phenom 100 aft toilet seat (right)
EMBRAER CERTIFIES BELTED TOILET FOR THE PHENOM 100 JET
São José dos Campos, February 8, 2011
– Embraer received certification, last month, from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), for the belted toilet of its entry level Phenom 100 executive jet. The feature comes to further improve the jet’s flexibility. Now, customers who select this option will be able to carry up to seven occupants.
“This much-awaited product improvement comes to enhance the Phenom 100’s seating capacity, and is a result of listening to our customers
,” said Maurício Almeida, Embraer Vice President, Programs – Executive Jets. “Embraer is committed to offering unique, customer centered solutions, and continues to work hard to further improve this successful and highly popular airplane
In order to be certified for takeoff and landing, the belted toilet seat had to undergo a series of certification tests to ensure the highest levels of safety. For example, it had to withstand an impact of up to 21 times the force of gravity and still assure the passenger’s physical safety. Modifications include adding a belt to the toilet seat and reinforcements to the aft bulkhead divider. This new option will also be available to existing operators as a retrofit, later this year.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval is expected in the coming weeks. For more about Embraer’s Executive Jets, see www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 17,149 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.6 billion.
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