Embraer Lineage 1000 Gets Its Papers

 - January 27, 2009, 5:46 AM

The FAA, EASA and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency last month granted type certification to the Lineage 1000, the business jet version of the E190 fly-by-wire jetliner. The FAA also approved supplemental type certificates for the Lineage 1000’s interior, designed by Embraer and London-based Priestman Goode and manufactured by Pats Aircraft Completions. The interior features five cabin zones and a private suite with shower.

Cabin altitude is 7,000 feet at the maximum altitude of 41,000 feet. While projected range for the Lineage 1000 was 4,200 nm with eight passengers or 4,350 nm with four passengers, the final numbers are 4,400 nm and 4,500 nm (with NBAA IFR reserves). Maximum certified takeoff weight is 120,150 pounds and the jet is certified for 120-minute ETOPS. The extended-range fuel system meets the new SFAR 88 fuel system safety standards. The avionics suite is Honeywell Primus Epic. Two 18,500-pound-thrust General Electric CF34-10E7 engines power the Lineage 1000. Embraer has orders for 20 Lineage 1000s, which are priced at $42.95 million (2006 $). Entry-into-service is planned during the first half of this year.