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Embraer Executive Jets Phenom 300 Type Certificate Validated by CAAC

Zhuhai, China, November 13th, 2012 — Embraer Executive Jets announced that its Phenom 300 aircraft recently received the Validation of Type Certificate issued by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) today at the 9th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2012) in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.

“With CAAC's certificate for Phenom 300, Embraer Executive Jets’ five in-service models have been certified by China's civil aviation authority," said Guan Dongyuan, President, Embraer China. "The China market has shown confidence in our aircraft with 28 firm orders and five options for business aircraft in this developing market. The Phenom 300 strikes the finest balance of outstanding performance, stylish design and range of any aircraft in its class and meets the needs of many customers from the entry-level to ultra-large business jet.” 

The light Phenom 300 accommodates up to 11 occupants. With a range of 1,971nm (3,650km), with NBAA IFR fuel reserves and six occupants, the jet affords such nonstop flight as from Beijing to Manila; from Los Angeles to Orlando; and from London to Narsarsuaq (Greenland).

The aircraft’s ProdigyTM Flight Deck 300 was exclusively developed for the Phenom 300.  Human factors, enhanced situational awareness, a glass cockpit with large displays and state-of-the-art avionics allow pilots to experience one the most advanced avionic suites in the market. 

The aircraft’s interior was designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA.  Its unique Oval Lite® fuselage shape creates the highest and widest cross section in its class to give passengers more head and leg room. The berthable seats, externally serviced lavatory with rigid door for enhanced privacy and two windows for natural light, belted toilet seat certified for taking-off and landing, the largest baggage compartment and the best air-stair door in its class are other differentiating features.

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