São José dos Campos, July 28, 2010
– Twenty months after it went into operation, more than 150 of the Phenom 100 executive jet have already been delivered. As the number of customers expands throughout the world, the aircraft must meet the specific requirements of each country where it will be registered. The Phenom 100 is certified, today, by 18 civil aviation authorities. The most recent approvals were granted by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA), and the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil – DGAC).
The clean sheet Phenom 100 was conceived by Embraer for the entry level business jet category. The concept was introduced in 2005, and the aircraft flew for the first time on July 26, 2007. The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications were issued in December 2008, opening the way for the first deliveries.
Since then, global acceptance of the aircraft has continued at a brisk pace, resulting in numerous additional certifications by civil aviation authorities from the countries where the Phenom 100 has customers. The jet was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), as well as in Argentina, Australia, Isle of Man, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, in 2009. This year, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, South Africa, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic have already granted their approvals of the airplane. Other countries will soon join the current list.
The Phenom 100 can accommodate up to eight occupants and has seven different interior options designed in a partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; from London to Rome, in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. It is the fastest and has the largest baggage capacity in its category. The advanced cockpit design and a private aft lavatory are some of its competitive features.
Phenom 100 customers are supported by an extensive network of six Company-owned and more than 30 authorized service centers, worldwide, including partnerships with renowned companies in the areas of logistics and pilot and mechanic training. Embraer offers routine inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and special service programs, such as the Embraer Executive Care (EEC). The Company’s structure covers flight operations, and technical and maintenance support customized for the operating profile of each aircraft, as well as a 24/7 Contact Center. This structure makes possible a significant reduction in aircraft costs and downtime, and maximizes the benefits of this important business tool. For more information about the Phenom 100 and all Embraer Executive Jets see: www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica 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. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,781 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.2 billion.
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