General Aviation Embraer delivery 500th Phenom 300 business jet

Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced, that it has delivered the 500th Phenom 300 series business jet

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The 500th Embraer Phenom 300 has been delivered. This is a new milestone for the Brazilian manufacturer, as the Phenom 300 has become the first and only business jet to reach this delivery count in the last ten years.

It is one of the farthest-flying light jets and has set multiple speed records in the past. The Phenom 300 was introduced to the market in 2009 and performed its first flight a year before. It was certified by the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

Mr Freeman Picket III received the 500th Phenom 300 aircraft at Embraer´s Customer Center in Melbourne, Florida. He commented: “The Phenom 100 served us very well for our trips throughout the Midwest, but as we began to fly more, with more passengers and to destinations farther away, we began to use a Phenom 300 to which we had access. The Phenom 300E has the speed, range and capabilities that we now need, including single-pilot operation—a very important feature for us—with all the cabin space and comfort for everybody onboard, not to mention all the baggage space. The cabin technology is unrivalled and elegant, and the connectivity is quite convenient.”

“The Phenom 300 has fascinated customers since it entered the market and its tremendous popularity only challenges us, even more, to continue to deliver the ultimate customer experience,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This landmark delivery to a current Phenom 100 customer with prior fractional ownership experience further validates the true innovation that the Phenom 300 delivers to private owners, corporations and operators in the Access Economy.”

In October 2017, Embraer announced a new version of the Phenom 300, the Phenom 300E. The “E” stands for “enhanced” and featured a redesigned cabin with state-of-the-art cabin-management and inflight-entertainment. Moreover, larger seats have been installed to satisfy customer demand.

To date, the worldwide fleet of Phenom 300s has accumulated more than 800,000 flight hours on over 600,000 flights over the past decade. Almost 2.5 million passengers have been carried over a distance that circles the earth 13 times.

The Phenom 300 fleet has doubled over the last five years, said Embraer. The aircraft has a very large customer base and is popular throughout the world. Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines, the aircraft can fly up to 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. This makes the aircraft so interesting for a broad customer base.

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