Shanghai, China, September 2, 2016 – Embraer Executive Jets announced today that it signed a firm order with Colorful Yunnan General Aviation Co., Ltd., for two Phenom 300 light business jets. Both aircraft are scheduled to be delivered by the end of this year.
Tang Xuefan, Chairman of Colorful Yunnan General Aviation and President of Yunnan Airport Group, said purchasing two Phenom 300s is the beginning of a win-win journey for both sides. “These Phenom 300s will be used in general aviation areas such as medical rescue, disaster-relief work and so on. They will also play a vital role in customized tourism and high-end leisure and business travel. I believe Embraer’s Phenom 300 will lead the way for Yunnan’s general aviation industry by filling the market void with various aviation services. And with the help of the Phenom 300, we would gradually expand our services in Yunnan and offer an effective supplement to Yunnan’s current aviation network.”
Recognized as one of the most desirable light jets by fractional programs, charter services, corporate flight departments and owner-pilots, the Phenom 300 is in operation in 30 countries. To date, the fleet has accumulated over 300,000 flight hours.
“It’s a great honor for us to sign this deal with Colorful Yunnan Group, a company committed to improving the connectivity of Yunnan province and China’s Southwestern region,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The Phenom 300 is one of our bestsellers and it has remained the most-delivered executive jet model in the world for three consecutive years. The reliability, efficiency and cutting-edge technology of the Phenom 300 will help Colorful Yunnan build a strong fleet, as well as bring good travel experiences for future passengers.”
Guan Dongyuan, Senior Vice President of Embraer and President of Embraer China, said: “Signing this order with Colorful Yunnan is a big milestone for us. For years, Embraer has been striving to offer its best-in-class products and services to Chinese customers, and today’s sales agreement is just the start of another long-term relationship. The Phenom 300 is a model with excellent adaptability to high-altitude airports and shorter runways, which are quite prevalent in Yunnan. I hope these two Phenom 300s can help Colorful Yunnan to explore more routes, improve the connectivity of this region and eventually build Yunnan into an important hub along the new Silk Road.”
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About the Phenom 300
The Phenom 300 performs among the top light jets, with a high-speed cruise of 453 knots and a six-occupant range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. With the best climb and field performance in its class, the Phenom 300 costs less to operate and maintain than its peers. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines with 3,360 pounds of thrust each.
The Phenom 300 offers a spacious cabin, designed in partnership with BMW Designworks USA, and the largest baggage compartment in its category. The largest windows in the class deliver abundant natural lighting in the cabin as well as in the private lavatory in the back of the aircraft. The comfort of the seats, with recline and full movement capability, is enhanced by the best pressurization among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). The Phenom 300 features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment center, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system.
The pilot-friendly cockpit, featuring the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, enables single-pilot operation. The Phenom 300 also offers such larger-business jet features as single-point refueling, an externally serviced lavatory and an air stair.
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