SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil --- Embraer today announced that on August 31 the EMBRAER 175 aircraft received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This paves the way for deliveries of the model to begin in the United States.
The U.S. certification was based on the original type certificate issued by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). The EMBRAER 175 has already been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA).
In a single class configuration, the EMBRAER 175 can accommodate 78 passengers at 32- inch (81 cm) pitch or up to 88 passengers in its maximum capacity. The EMBRAER 175, along with the three other EJets types - the EMBRAER 170, the EMBRAER 190 and the EMBRAER 195 - enjoys the highest level of pilots training commonality, providing unprecedented flexibility to airlines who operate aircraft of its size.
"With the scope clause trend in the United States being revised to cover aircraft capacities up to 76 seats or even higher, the EMBRAER 175 in dual class configuration becomes an excellent option for airlines that are looking for this size of airplane and at the same time want to offer their passengers a comfort level equivalent or superior to those of mainline narrowbody jets," said Luiz Sergio Chiessi, Vice-President, Market Intelligence - Airline Market.
The EMBRAER 175 is currently in operation with Air Canada (Canada), LOT Polish Airlines (Poland) and Paramount Airways (India). As of August 2006, Embraer had delivered 1,129 jet aircraft from the E-Jets and ERJ 145 families, which are currently flying with 88 operators in 35 countries.