São José dos Campos, June 14, 2006
– Embraer convened seasoned pilots and aircraft owners from various regions of the world at its headquarters in Brazil. The advisory board met to evaluate the man-machine interface of the Phenom 300 Prodigy flight deck. Advisory board participants validated the intuitive design and functionality of the Phenom 300 cockpit and avionics suite.“With the positive feedback from the Man-Machine Interface Advisory Board, Embraer is confident that the cuttingedge technology in the Phenom’s Prodigy flight deck will deliver superior situational awareness and intuitive singlepilot operation,”
said Henrique Langenegger, Senior Program Manager - Phenom 100 & Phenom 300.
Embraer’s Phenom 300 programengineering group presented the aircraft systems to the advisory board for feedback on the architecture, functionality and visual representations of the instruments.“Experienced pilots and aircraft owners give Embraer valuable insight into what our customers want in the Phenom 300,”
said Luís Carlos Affonso, Senior Vice-President, Executive Jets. “Their contributions are an important part of the design process and will help us deliver a jet that reflects the collaboration of Embraer’s expertise and decades of owner/operator experience.”
The Prodigy’s “Quiet & Dark” concept provides heightened situational awareness and clear pilot instructions making it the best-suited system for single-pilot operation. The cockpit’s clean design, simple logic and clear layout offer the pilot easy access to instruments and a very light workload. The Prodigy flight deck brings intuitive, leading technology to the cockpit with the latest features of Garmin’s G1000 avionics suite: a maintenance computer, integrated standby instrument system (ISIS), system synoptics, high altitude functions, dedicated flight management system (FMS) controller, and dedicated auto pilot controller (Automated Flight Control System).
The Phenom 300 program is in its Joint Definition Phase, where 300 engineers are gathered with partners and suppliers at Embraer’s headquarters to complete the full definition of the aircraft. The Detailed Design and Certification Phase will follow early in the second
semester of this year. The first flight of the Phenom 300 is scheduled for mid-2008 and deliveries will commence in mid-2009.The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 Jets
The Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 jets are best-in-class. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for these jets. Both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style unseen in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by the size of the generous windows and the most ample cabin in their class. Onboard conveniences include a wardrobe or refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, and satellite communications.
The pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the two new aircraft will enable single-pilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering heritage, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 will be built for high utilization and availability. For added safety and
reliability both jets will offer a standard brake-by-wire system with anti-skid capability.
Based upon Garmin’s G1000 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 pilot-friendly 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-alerting system data and presents the composite information in brilliant, sunlight readable color on three high-definition displays.
The Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers in a typical club configuration. The generous 55 cubic feet (1.56 cubic meters) total baggage capacity is big enough to store their luggage, golf bags and even skis.
It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engines with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range, with four occupants onboard and maximum operating speed of Mach 0.70, will be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148 km or 1,335 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes, and
100 nm alternate; or 1,320 nautical miles (2,445 km or 1,519 miles) with NBAA VFR reserves, 45 minutes. The airplane is designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 m). These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from
London (UK) to Reykjavik (Iceland), Lisbon (Portugal), Tunis (Tunisia), Sofia (Bulgaria) or Stockholm (Sweden) at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.
The Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 2.85 million in 2005 economic conditions for FAA certification and is expected to enter service in mid-2008.
The Phenom 300 jet will be configured to accommodate up to nine occupants. Its large baggage capacity of 76 cubic feet (2.15 cubic meters) will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis.
It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E engines with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Its range, with six occupants onboard and maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78, will be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km or 2,071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes and 100 nm alternate. The airplane is also designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). These capabilities will permit customers to fly nonstop from London (UK) to Reykjavik (Iceland), the Azores, Cairo (Egypt), Tel Aviv (Israel) or Moscow (Russia) at a lower cost than competitive aircraft.
The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and be priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on 2005 economic conditions, for FAA certification.
More information available at www.embraerexecutivejets.comNote to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Executive, and Defense and Government markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of March 31, 2006, Embraer had a total workforce of 17,144 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect the Company’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where the Company does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. The Company does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Company expectations.