Embraer Lineage 1000E: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide
With a price of $53m, the Lineage 1000E has a similar price tag as some of the larger purpose built business jets. And although you do get a lot more aircraft for your money, that’s not always an advantage.
You get a lot of aircraft for your money. Not many aircraft give you the opportunity of having a bedroom on-board, but standard Lineage configurations include one. And it comes with an en-suite bathroom. It’s also around $1,000 less to operate per hour than other competing bizliners.
It’s big and heavy, and that restricts access to smaller airports.
With the original Lineage 1000 launched as a derivative of the Embraer 190 twin-engine regional airliner in 2006, the Lineage 1000E was introduced as a follow on several years later as an Enhanced version. Essentially the same aircraft, but with updated avionics and the latest generation in-flight entertainment, one of the Lineage 1000Es main enhancements is an additional 200 nm (407 km) in range.
The Lineage 1000E has a maximum range of 4,500 nm with four passengers, enough to reach most of the US east coast from London, Riyadh from Beijing and Lima from Los Angeles.
Although the Lineage 1000E has a maximum speed of Mach 0.82 (541 mph / 870 kph) the normal cruise speed is Mach 0.79 (521 mph / 841 kph). That means that it will take a little bit longer to get to your destination than on a purpose built business jet, but because of the size of the aircraft you’ll be a lot more comfortable along the way.
The Lineage 1000E has the lowest cabin altitude of any aircraft in the ultra large segment, with a cabin altitude of 7,000 feet, even at the aircraft’s maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet. And that means that your body feels less affects from flying.
Embraer say that the Lineage 1000E can have five distinct cabin zones, offering hundreds of different configurations. That means you can have separate sleeping, eating, meeting and relaxing zones, and have one zone left over for the kids. While that sounds attractive, most configurations prefer to keep a feeling of open space across the whole cabin, so only cocoon off the bedroom and meeting room.
Being a bizliner, the Lineage 1000E has an abundance of luggage space, although the extra range is courtesy of additional fuel tanks. The aircraft does however have access to the rear luggage bay during flight.
Deliveries of just 22 aircraft over a six year period suggests that the market for the Lineage 1000/1000E is limited. As of early July 2015 there are no Lineage 1000s publicly listed for sale, although Corporate Jet Investor is aware of at least two aircraft offered privately.
The market for bizliners is relatively confined to certain regions of the world, with the Middle East and Asia being real focusses. What’s interesting about the Lineage is the lack of sales in North America. Although there are some aircraft registered in North America, these are largely operated in other regions. Compared against the number of Airbus ACJs and Boeing BBJs that are registered and operated in the US, the number of Lineage’s is very low.
Range: 4,600 nm (8,519 km)
Maximum speed: 541 mph/870 kmph/mach 0.82
Typical passengers: Eight, although maximum is 19.
Typical crew: 2
Competitor aircraft: Boeing BBJ1, BBJ2, BBJ3, Airbus ACJ319, ACJ320, ACJ321
List price for a new Embraer Lineage 1000E: $53 million.
First delivery: Lineage 1000 May 2009, Lineage 1000E Dec 13
Next slots: 2016
World fleet: 19 Lineage 1000, three 1000Es (July 2015)