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Embraer 170 certification slips again, to second quarter 2003. (Regional News).(Brief Article)

Certification for the Embraer 170 was delayed for a second time and the company has identified the second quarter of 2003 "as the new certification target date," with first delivery to launch customer Swiss to follow. The manufacturer cited delays in aircraft systems and software development, "which have adversely affected the normal flow of flight tests and the release of certification-related documentation."

Embraer originally intended to certify in this year's fourth quarter with first delivery to swiss--formerly Crossair--in December. Subsequently, at the Farnborough Air Show last July the company said delivery would not occur until the first quarter of next year. …

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