Embraer finds niche for its Lineage 1000
Embraer arrived at this year’s NBAA convention buoyed by delivery of its sixth Lineage 1000 and with a record Lineage flight covering 4,015 nm in the company log. The sixth Lineage delivered went to the Al Habtoor Group of Dubai in early September. An executive/VIP version of the company’s E190 airliner, it is being managed and operated by Royal Jet, based in Abu Dhabi.
The twinjet has a stateroom with queen-size bed and shower, three lavatories, conference tables, 23-inch LCD monitors, a refrigerator and a wine chiller. An aft baggage compartment is pressurized and accessible during flight. Cockpit equipment includes electronic fly-by-wire controls and Honeywell’s Primus Epic avionics suite.
Less than two weeks after delivery of the Al-Habtoor Lineage, a Lineage 1000 company demonstrator made history by completing the longest nonstop flight to date by any Embraer aircraft.
The aircraft, in its first nonstop flight from Mumbai, India, to London’s Luton Airport, covered a ground distance of 4,015 nm in 9 hours 15 minutes. Taking into consideration headwinds along the route, Embraer said the 4,015 nm is the equivalent of 4,400 nm with no headwind. On board the typically equipped executive/VIP twinjet were three crew and four passengers.
Embraer’s performance specs for the Lineage 1000 list a range of 4,400 nm with eight passengers, or 4,500 nm with four passengers (NBAA IFR reserves). According to the Brazilian OEM, this range would allow nonstop flights between such city pairs as London/Dubai, New York/Moscow and Singapore/Sydney, Australia.
At NBAA, Embraer has on display on the static line a Phenom 100 and Phenom 300, its new Legacy 650 and a Lineage 1000. The company’s exhibit (Booth No. 5119) features a mockup of its new fly-by-wire Legacy 500.