Phenom 100 Gets EASA Approval, New Seats

 - May 27, 2009, 7:28 AM

Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry-level jet received EASA certification in late April. The Brazilian manufacturer introduced the five-passenger twinjet in 2005 and it received Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil and FAA certification in December. Meanwhile, last month at EBACE Embraer said it will offer a new Phenom 100 seat with enhanced comfort in form and function, beginning in the fourth quarter. The seats, developed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, offer ergonomically improved cushions and lumbar support.