Embraer's Phenom 300 light jet has achieved type and production certificates from Brazil's Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC).
US Federal Aviation Administration type certification is expected to be granted in the coming weeks and first delivery, says an Embraer spokeswoman, is expected "soon".
Embraer has also disclosed the final FAA price for the Phenom 300 to be $8.14 million under 2010 economic conditions, up from 6.85 million based on 2005 economic conditions.
Executive vice president Luís Carlos Affonso for Embraer Executive Jets says the Phenom 300 has "has not only met all original specification targets, but has also surpassed many performance goals."
Embraer says the Pratt & Whitney PW535E engines exceeded range expectations by 9.5%, besting the original 1,800nm range estimate by 171nm with six occupants and NBAA IFR reserves.
Additionally, takeoff field performance, initially estimated at 3,700 feet, has been reduced by more than 15% to 3,138 ft at maximum takeoff weight, while landing distance at maximum landing weight has been improved by 329 ft to 2,621 ft.
“After working hard to meet design criteria and certification requirements, we are finally approaching the first Phenom 300 delivery. The aircraft’s performance demonstrates the top quality of our engineering,” said Humberto Pereira, Embraer vice president of engineering for Executive Jets.