E190 gains ISA+39 deg approval

 - October 29, 2009, 8:28 AM

Embraer has received ISA+39-deg C certification for the E190 from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the FAA, the company announced last month. With the certification, the 100-seat jet can fly without operational restriction at airports where temperatures reach as high as 129 degrees F at sea level.

The improvement opens the possibility for new routes and increased schedule flexibility because it will allow the aircraft to operate during the day, when temperatures reach extreme highs in regions such as the Middle East and Southeast Asia.