Embraer will begin a flying demo tour of the entry level Phenom 100 executive jet in the Asia-Pacific region. The first stop is India, where the jet will visit seven cities in November: Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, Bangalore, Madurai, Chennai, and Hyderabad. After India, the Phenom 100 will be exhibited in Singapore and Australia.
“Embraer is proud to showcase its successful entry level Phenom 100 in the Asia-Pacific region,” said José Eduardo Costas, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Executive Jets. “In less than one year of operations, our Phenom 100 executive jet has shown itself to be a comfortable, reliable and versatile platform, and it is constantly being improved. I am sure that our customers in the region are benefiting from the jet’s characteristics and its growing support network.”
The Phenom 100 deliveries began in December 2008. On September 30, 2009, the jet had logged more than 3,000 flight hours, with a total of 45 aircraft delivered, worldwide. Embraer has several important Phenom family customers in India. Among them are Aviators India Pvt. Ltd., the first client in the region, with two Phenom 100 jets; and Invision Projects Pvt. Ltd., which holds the largest order for Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets in India, at 20. To support the operations of the growing number of Phenom and Legacy 600 customers in the country, Embraer recently appointed Indamer Company Pvt. Ltd. as an authorized service center.
Despite the aircraft’s high acceptance, Embraer continues working to improve the Phenom 100, in light of the challenges of a dynamic business jet market. Throughout 2009, Embraer has developed enhancements to increase passenger comfort and satisfaction. New and stylish seats were designed, offering ergonomically improved cushions and greater aisle width, due to retractable armrests. A With a fleet of 45 jets, the Phenom 100 has logged over 3,000 flight hours in nine months of operation new cabin divider offers passengers an optional solid lavatory door, substituting the curtains, increasing privacy, and helping reduce overall cabin noise levels. An enhanced In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system includes such features as XM radio, ambient sound system, the option for passengers to listen to Air Traffic Control (ATC) communications, an interface for portable media players, and a panel that allows cabin temperature control.
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 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; BM&FBovespa: 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, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. 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 partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
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