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Lineage 1000 receives Russian validation

Embraer's Lineage 1000 has clinched Russian validation, paving the way for super-large business jet owners to register and operate Embraer's top-of-the range type in the country.

"Embraer has already received strong market acceptance in Russia with more than 40 Legacy 600s and 650s owned by Russian customers now flying in the region today," says the Brazilian airframer.

According to Flightglobal's Ascend online database, the Lineage 1000 fleet totals 13 worldwide.

Embraer is confident the aircraft will be well received Russia - where the population of very high net-worth individuals retains a healthy appetite for large cabin business jets.

"The Lineage 1000 provides a balance of performance, intelligent luxury and high reliability," says Embraer. "Its range - 8,334km [4,490nm] with four passengers - assures the aircraft's capability to fly non-stop from Moscow to New York," it adds.