+VIDEO Embraer has delivered the first new Phenom 300E business jet, having received its type certificate in the first quarter from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC – Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil).
The new aircraft is designated ‘E’ for ‘Enhanced’ in reference to its entirely redesigned cabin and the addition of the industry-leading Nice Cabin Management System/InFlight Entertainment by Lufthansa Technik.
“We are thrilled to deliver the first Phenom 300E on schedule, only five months after its launch, with overwhelming positive reviews from customers and the market,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets.
The first customer of the Phenom 300E is South African businessman John McCormick. He said, “The Phenom 300E is an elegant and comfortable aircraft that is the best match for our travel needs throughout Africa.
“The interior architecture and design are modern and all the customisation options allowed us to make the aircraft perfect for us. The Phenom 300 has served us quite well and we’re even more excited to fly the Phenom 300E home.”
The Phenom 300E inherits the Embraer DNA Design, first introduced in the larger Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 midsize jets. The application of this design in the Phenom 300E gives a more spacious cabin with more customisation options and ease of maintenance.
Changes include the seat with enhanced headrest and retractable armrest, a new table, side ledge, side wall and valance designs.
The new seats in the Phenom 300E feature broader backs for greater support, extendable headrests with bolsters, and extendable leg rests for improved ergonomics. The aircraft’s seats were designed and engineered by Embraer and are being manufactured at Embraer Aero Seating Technologies, in Titusville, Florida.
The Phenom 300E has an upper technology panel along the centre of the aircraft’s ceiling giving passengers inflight information, while allowing for convenient interaction with cabin management controls, as well as the option of inflight entertainment with audio and video on demand via two slender swing-down seven-inch displays.
The unit also offers an enhanced cabin lighting scheme, with a broad range of ambient mood selections. Bluetooth connectivity allows passengers to view inflight information on their personal devices.
Phenom 300E performance
The Phenom 300E has a high speed cruise of 453 knots and a six-occupant range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. Cabin pressurisation is 6,600ft. maximum cabin altitude.
The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, based on the acclaimed Garmin 3000 avionics suite. The features it carries from a class above include single-point refueling, externally serviced lavatory and an air stair.