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Embraer Executive Jets (EEJ) delivered 53 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2018, according to a report issued by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the seventh consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieved this mark, having accrued more than 490 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009.
“The Phenom 300’s continued success in the market is a reflection of our commitment to fascinate customers and deliver the ultimate customer experience in business aviation,” said Michael Amalfitano, president & CEO of EEJ. “The revolutionary interior design of the Phenom 300E adds even more value to this already popular model, reaffirming our commitment to continue to invest in true innovation.”
Originally launched in 2005, the Phenom 300 has sustained more than half of the light jet market share since 2012. The aircraft is operational in more than 30 countries and has accumulated more than 780,000 flight hours. 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 it entered service in March of 2018–just five months later. It is now the only Phenom 300 model available to be acquired. The new aircraft is designated “E” for “enhanced,” in reference to its entirely redesigned cabin and the addition of the NICE HD cabin management system and in-flight entertainment (CMS and IFE) by Lufthansa Technik.
The Phenom 300E inherits the Embraer DNA design, first introduced in its larger siblings the midsize Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 jets. The application of this design in the Phenom 300E rendered an even more spacious cabin with more personalization options and greater ease of maintainability.
The revolutionary new interior design of the Phenom 300E starts with the all-new Embraer DNA seats, designed and manufactured by Embraer. The seats in the Phenom 300E feature an extendable headrest with bolsters, retractable armrest, broader backs for greater support, and extendable leg rests for improved ergonomics. The new table, side ledge, side wall, and valance design optimizes passenger mobility in the cabin with expanded aisle clearance and increased cabin space, rendering unmatched comfort and personalization in the light jet class.
The Phenom 300E features an industry-exclusive upper technology panel (upper tech panel) along the centreline of the aircraft’s ceiling, significantly improving passenger ergonomics. The innovative upper tech panel presents passengers with pertinent in-flight information, while allowing for convenient interaction with cabin management controls, as well as the option of in-flight 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, as well as integrates sleek, silent gaspers enhancing acoustic comfort. Bluetooth connectivity also allows passengers to view in-flight information on their personal devices.
The Phenom 300E is also the fastest light jet, having established several speed records with the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.