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500th Embraer Phenom 300 delivered

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Dal Kikin
March 27, 2019

Embraer has delivered the 500th Phenom 300 series business jet. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reports, the Phenom 300 is the only business jet model to reach this milestone in the last 10 years. 

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.

Originally launched in 2005, the Phenom 300 has sustained more than half of the light jet market share since 2012. The aircraft is in operation in more than 30 countries and has accumulated more than 800,000 flight hours. In 2018 alone, Phenom 300 customers completed close to 150,000 flights. Embraer is continuously investing in the competitiveness of the Phenom 300 with enhancements to its comfort, technology and operational efficiency. In October 2017, the new Phenom 300E was announced and entered service just five months later, in March 2018.

The milestone aircraft delivered today is the Phenom 300E, the newest edition of the most popular light jet. The Phenom 300E carries the “E” for “Enhanced” and refers to its inheritance of the Embraer DNA Design, first introduced in its larger siblings, the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 medium cabin jets. The Embraer DNA Design introduced the Embraer-exclusive Upper Tech Panel, along with the centerline of the aircraft ceiling, featuring the industry-leading nice® HD CMS/IFE (Cabin Management System/InFlight Entertainment) by Lufthansa Technik.

The Phenom 300E offers a spacious cabin with the Embraer DNA Design and its baggage compartment is among the largest in its category. The largest windows in the class deliver abundant natural lighting in the cabin as well as in the private lavatory. The Phenom 300E features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment centre, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system. The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, based on the acclaimed Garmin 3000 avionics suite.

Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. 

@Photos by Embraer

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