São José dos Campos, April 19, 2011
– Embraer has received from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the type certification (TC) for its ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet.
This certification complements the TC’s already awarded to the aircraft by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2008, as well as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January 2009. To date, nine Lineage 1000 jets are in operation worldwide.
“The receipt of a type certificate is always a momentous occasion, and we are very pleased that the jet has received blessings from the Indian authorities
,” said José Eduardo Costas, Embraer Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Executive Jets, adding that “the DGCA’s certification enhances our commitment to the market and we are glad to offer our Indian customers and prospects a certified unique product which delivers a ‘home away from home’ concept without compromising operational flexibility, efficiency and economics
The certification of the Lineage 1000 by India’s DGCA is another important achievement in the jets’ relatively short history. In 2010, the Lineage 1000 completed the longest distance ever flown by an Embraer airplane when it flew non-stop from Mumbai to London, covering a ground distance of 4,015 nautical miles (7,435 km) in 9 hours and 15 minutes.
With a range of up to 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km), the Lineage 1000 easily connects the main hubs of Mumbai and New Delhi, in India, with the major ports of China (Shanghai and Beijing) and UAE (Dubai) – two of the country’s largest trade partners in the region. The aircraft can also connect Mumbai and New Delhi to major cities in Europe, including London, Berlin, Paris and Rome.About Embraer’s Lineage 1000
The ultra-large Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s biggest executive jet and can carry 19 passengers in five cabin zones. Its range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 kilometers) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet is able to fly nonstop from London to Dubai; from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa); from New York to Moscow; or from Singapore to Sydney (Australia). The interior design gives priority to comfort and refinement, and was created in conjunction with PriestmanGoode, from the U.K. The cabin uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. A wide variety of configurations meets all passenger requirements with enough space to work, rest, and hold meetings. Optional items include Wi-Fi technology, access to the Internet, and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). An ample aft baggage compartment, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, has a total capacity of 323 cubic feet (9,140 liters) and is the largest among all competitors. Honeywell’s Primus Epic® integrated avionics system has five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multi-functional control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), auto- throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, and other state-of-the-art technologies. The Lineage 1000 is equipped with the latest electronic fly-by-wire flight control system.
Note to Editors
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