Embraer has received from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the type certification (TC) for its ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet.
This certification complements the TC’s already awarded to the aircraft by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil – ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2008, as well as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January 2009. To date, nine Lineage 1000 jets are in operation worldwide.
“The receipt of a type certificate is always a momentous occasion, and we are very pleased that the jet has received blessings from the Indian authorities,” said Jose Eduardo Costas, Embraer Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Executive Jets, adding that “the DGCA’s certification enhances our commitment to the market and we are glad to offer our Indian customers and prospects a certified unique product which delivers a ‘home away from home’ concept without compromising operational flexibility, efficiency and economics.”
The certification of the Lineage 1000 by India’s DGCA is another important achievement in the jets’ relatively short history. In 2010, the Lineage 1000 completed the longest distance ever flown by an Embraer airplane when it flew non-stop from Mumbai to London, covering a ground distance of 4,015 nautical miles (7,435 km) in 9 hours and 15 minutes. With a range of up to 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km), the Lineage 1000 easily connects the main hubs of Mumbai and New Delhi, in India, with the major ports of China (Shanghai and Beijing) and UAE (Dubai) – two of the country’s largest trade partners in the region. The aircraft can also connect Mumbai and New Delhi to major cities in Europe, including London, Berlin, Paris and Rome.