European approval seals Phenom 100 certification hat-trick

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Embraer's Phenom 100 has clinched European validation, four months after the very light jet received Brazilian and US certification.

The Brazilian airframer introduced the six-seat aircraft in 2005 and has delivered 12 to date. The first Phenom 100 is earmarked for delivery to the first European customer shortly.

Meanwhile, its larger light jet stablemate, the Phenom 300, is undergoing natural ice and lightning tests in the USA. Cold-soak tests are expected to begin before the of the second quarter at Eglin AFB in Florida. The Phenom 300 is earmarked for Brazilian and US approval by year-end and European approval in around 12 months.

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