Embraer has clinched US Federal Aviation Administration validation for the Lineage 1000 business jet two weeks after the super-large aircraft received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency and ANAC, Brazil's civil aviation agency.
The FAA has also awarded supplemental type certification for the Lineage's customised cabin - designed, manufactured and installed by PATS Aircraft Completions - and for the aircraft's auxiliary fuel system.
The Lineage 1000 was launched in May 2006 as an executive version of the E-190 commercial airliner. The aircraft offers a range of 8,150km (4,400nm) with eight passengers, or 8,325km with four passengers. The $41 million General Electric CF34-powered Lineage, of which more than 20 have been sold, is certificated for 120min extended range twin-engine operations. The Lineage is expected to enter service with the first customer in the first quarter of the year.