Embraer gets US FAA certification to assemble entry-level Phenom 100s/300s

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Embraer has received US Federal Aviation Administration production certification to assemble the entry-level Phenom 100 and 300 light business jets at its Melbourne, Florida facility. Previously, US-built Phenoms were validated under the FAA type certification granted to those aircraft produced by the airframer in Brazil.

"This is a significant milestone for Embraer and is the culmination of a series of achievements in the last year," says Ernest Edwards, president of Embraer Executive Jets. "We opened this facility just over a year ago, delivered the first US-produced Phenom 100 in December and the first US-produced aircraft to go to an international customer in March."