FAA Certifies Embraer's Lineage 1000 Jet

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Embraer announced on Wednesday that it has received the type certificate from the FAA for its ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet. The aircraft, aimed at the high-end luxury business jet segment, is based on the Embraer 190 commercial jet, which was certified in 2005. It can carry up to 19 passengers in a roomy interior with lots of baggage space, for up to 4,500 nm. The layout features five distinct privacy zones and two lavatories, with a third lavatory and a stand-up shower unit available as options. The cockpit is equipped with a five-screen integrated Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite. The airplane sells for $43 million and first deliveries are expected early this year. To date, over 20 of the jets have been sold worldwide, according to Embraer. "We are pleased to announce the certification of the Lineage 1000 by the FAA," said Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. "One of the great achievements of this project regards the maximum range of the aircraft, which was extended to 4,500 nautical miles, giving operators new possibilities for routes and destinations."

The airplane can fly nonstop from London to New York, from Moscow to Tokyo, and from New York to Paris or Brazil. The aircraft was type certified in Brazil and Europe in December.