Embraer delivers first Phenom 100EV
Plus, 400th Phenom 300 delivered to Naples, Florida Charter Company EliteJets.com

Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first Phenom 100EV to an undisclosed U.S. customer, on March 31.

The new aircraft model was certified by Brazil’s ANAC and by the FAA. An evolution of the Phenom 100, which entered service in 2008, the Phenom 100EV delivers better performance with new avionics and modified engines.

“The Phenom 100 set new industry standards when it arrived in 2008, raising customers’ expectations of an entry-level business jet,” said Michael Amalfitano, CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “The evolution of our first clean-sheet-design jet reflects our commitment to listen to customers and to continue to deliver revolutionary aircraft with superior value to the market.”

The acclaimed Prodigy Touch flight deck, which was introduced in the market by the Phenom 300 light jet, is now featured on the entry-level Phenom 100EV. Pratt & Whitney Canada’s modified engines (PW617F1-E) offer more speed with superior performance, especially in hot- and-high operations.

With over 350 aircraft flying in 37 countries, the Phenom 100 is renowned for its high utilization design as well as low operating and maintenance costs, among owner-pilots, corporations, charter and fractional operators. The aircraft is also considered ideal for preparing cadets for multi-engine jet operations, and is in use by flight training academies worldwide.

The Phenom 100 EV features modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines, with 1,730 pounds of thrust, reaching a 405 ktas high speed cruise and up to 15% more thrust at hot-and-high airports, which equates to more range and a faster time to climb. The aircraft has a four-occupant range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), with NBAA IFR reserves.

The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation, with situational awareness enhanced by the advanced man-machine interface of the touchscreen-controlled Prodigy Touch flight deck, based on the Garmin G3000, with larger HD displays, split screen capability, and a new weather radar.

The Phenom 100 EV is the evolution of the roomiest aircraft in its class, bringing interior enhancements, such as a new floor sill, featuring a straight line design to increase the aisle area, and relocated power outlets with USB chargers. The aircraft features eleven interior design collections, abundant natural light from large windows, even in the private rear lavatory, a feature typically only seen in larger aircraft, which is also the case of the refreshment center, the integrated air stair, and the largest baggage compartment in its class.

400th Phenom 300 delivered to Naples, Florida Charter Company EliteJets.com

In further news, Embraer Executive Jets has delivered the 400th Phenom 300 to EliteJets.com, an air charter/taxi company, recently established in Naples, Florida.

The delivery, made during a ceremony at Embraer’s Customer Center, in Melbourne, Florida, completes EliteJets.com’s all-new Embraer aircraft fleet, consisting of one Legacy 500 and four Phenom 300. EliteJets.com has also elected to participate in the Embraer Executive Care program for all five aircraft.

“We are honored by EliteJets.com’s selection of Embraer aircraft and services to build their brand new fleet. The Phenom 300 and the Legacy 500 deliver premium comfort, outstanding performance, and low operating costs; the ideal traits for aircraft in revenue service,” said Michael Amalfitano. “We are confident that their customers will fully enjoy these aircraft and that the aircraft will, in turn, deliver solid business performance to EliteJets.com.”

“We are excited for our customers, who will enjoy a unique travel experience with our personalized service and these amazing aircraft, directly supported by Embraer,” said Daniel Randolph, Founder and CEO of EliteJets.com. “The Phenom 300 and the Legacy 500 perfectly match our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations of cabin comfort, in terms of ergonomics, pressurization, and acoustics. The larger Legacy 500’s fly-by-wire precision makes each flight the smoothest, essential for a cross-country flight.”

The fourth Phenom 300 delivered to EliteJets.com is Embraer’s 400th aircraft manufactured of this model, since the first light jet rolled off the production line, in December 2009. In just eight years of operation, the Phenom 300 fleet reached this mark, having sustained more than half of the light jet market share since 2012. Additionally, the Phenom 300 has been the best selling business jet in the world for the last four consecutive years. The aircraft is in operation in 30 countries and has accumulated close to 500,000 flight hours. Embraer is continuously investing in the competitiveness of the Phenom 300 with enhancements to its comfort, technology and operational efficiency.

The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest light jets, having established several speed records with the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 6th April 2017 | Issue #411