Embraer’s Phenom 100 executive jet received type certification, in late August, from the Argentine aviation authority (Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil). The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified the aircraft in December 2008, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) last April.
“We are pleased to announce the Phenom 100 certification in Argentina. It is the best jet in the entry level class,” says Breno Correa, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Latin America – Executive Jets. “This approval allows Argentine customers to register their aircraft in their own country, and strengthens Embraer’s commitment to the executive jet market in South America.”
The Phenom 100’s range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), with four passengers, means that, departing from Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, it can fly nonstop to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or Campo Grande, in Brazil; Santiago, in Chile; or Bariloche, in Argentina.
Launched in 2005, to provide the entry level class with new comfort and performance standards, the Phenom 100 began operations in December 2008. Around 800 Phenom family jets, including the light Phenom 300 executive jet, have been sold, worldwide, 100 of which to Latin American customers. Please visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com.br for further information on Embraer’s executive jets.
About the Phenom 100 executive jet
Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers of the Phenom 100 best-in-class jet. The aircraft offers pilots and passengers unprecedented comfort and style in its category. Developed in partnership with BMW Group Phenom 100 executive jet DesignworksUSA, the innovative interior design and relaxing ambience are enhanced by large windows and the most ample cabin in its class.
The pilot-friendly cockpit and docile flying qualities of the new aircraft enable single-pilot operation. Drawing on Embraer’s engineering experience, the Phenom 100 was designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, the jet offers a standard antiskid brake-by-wire system.
The Phenom 100 was introduced by Embraer, in 2005, and is the most comfortable business jet in the entry level category, accommodating four passengers in the club seat configuration. The rear baggage compartment has a capacity of 53 cubic feet (1,501 liters), which is sufficient for transporting golf and ski bags and equipment. Additional storage space in the aircraft nose and interior wardrobes adds up to another 16 cubic feet (453 liters), totaling 71 cubic feet (2,010 liters) throughout the jet.
Based on Garmin’s all-glass, fully-integrated avionics suite, the Prodigy® flight deck offers Phenom jet operators more advantages than any other avionics suite on today’s market. The cockpit features three interchangeable 12-inch displays – two Primary Flight Displays (PFD) and one Multi- Function Display (MFD). The system integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, engine instrumentation, and crew-alert data, and presents the composite information on these three brilliant, sunlight-readable color high-definition screens.
Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F-E engines power the jet, with 1,695 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants is 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 kilometers or 1,356 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes of holding and 100 nautical mile alternate). The aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters), attained by a direct climb, even when fully loaded. In addition, the Phenom 100 is designed to perform short-field takeoffs or landings and to fly at a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.70, or 390 knots (True Air Speed – TAS). These characteristics allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; from London to Rome, in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia.
The jet received the IF Award, in Germany, as the best product, in 2006, and the best interior, in 2007, as well as the Good Design Award, in China, for the best project, in 2006. In May 2008, the editors of Robb Report magazine, in the U.S., voted the Phenom 100 the “Best of the Best Business Jet”.
Under January 2009 economic conditions, the baseline configuration of the Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 3.60 million for FAA certification (USA), US$ 3.65 million for ANAC certification (Brazil) and US$ 3.68 million for EASA certification (European Union).
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
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