The Phenom 100 flight deck
EMBRAER COMPLETES PHENOM 100 JOINT DEFINITION PHASE
São José dos Campos, March 17, 2006
– Embraer’s Phenom 100 progresses with the completion of the Joint Definition Phase (JDP), a significant milestone toward delivering the Phenom 100, which will compete in the very light jet segment with unsurpassed comfort, space, performance and luxury.“Embraer has a successful history of delivering quality aircraft that answer market needs,”
said Luís Carlos Affonso, Senior Vice-President for Executive Aviation. “We are committed to product excellence and we are dedicating 300 of our prime engineering teams and its resources to work for the business jet market in the design of the Phenom 100 to offer premium comfort with luxury, simplicity and power performance.”
The Phenom program benefits from the same market insight, creativity, rigor and expert engineering that defines Embraer’s successful heritage in commercial, defense and business aircraft. During the JDP a multidisciplinary team – including more than 300 Embraer engineers in collaboration with suppliers co- located at corporate headquarters – finalized the Phenom 100 product definition and met with aut horities to agree on methods for fulfilling certification requirements.
The Phenom 100 team completed the Preliminary Design Review and developed a digital mock-up of the aircraft using CATIA V5 engineering software. One of the first applications of the digital model was the automated milling of the full-scale mock-up at BMW Group DesignworksUSA. The digital mock-up also provides a platform for engineering experts to complete structural and aerodynamic analyses, design production planning through digital manufacturing, and determine assembly logistics. The manufacturing processes and tooling established for the prototype will be honed for use in the production line.
Embraer is applying state-of-the-art technology to the Phenom program, adopting the proven high-technology tooling and resources utilized for the development of its acclaimed E-Jets, the EMBRAER 170/190 commercial jets.
The Phenom 100 is now in the detailed design and certification phase. The first component drawing has been issued for the Quick Attachment Device, which connects the electric generator to the engine. During this phase, Embraer will make the first use of electronic signatures in a design project at Embraer, enabling a paperless and swift approval process.
During the JDP, Embraer convened seasoned pilots and aircraft owners from the U.S., Europe and Latin America at its headquarters in Brazil to evaluate the man- machine interface of the Phenom 100. Led by the program’s engineering group, the advisory board validated all the Phenom aircraft systems, providing rich feedback on the architecture, design, functionality and the visual representation of instruments on the Prodigy flight deck.“Based on feedback from the Man-Machine Interface Advisory Board, Embraer is confident that the ‘Quiet & Dark’ design concept of the Phenom’s Prodigy flight deck and its cuttingedge technology will deliver superior situational awareness and intuitive single-pilot operation,”
said Hermann Ponte e Silva, Vice-President, Programs for Executive Aviation.
In 2005, Embraer selected an expert team of primary suppliers for the Phenom 100. BMW Group DesignworksUSA created the interior design of the Phenom 100, which will be powered by PW617F engines from Pratt & Whitney Canada. Garmin will supply the avionics for the Prodigy flight deck while Eaton Aerospace will provide hydraulics, flap actuators, thrust control, landing gear control lever, and landing gear hydraulic components.The Phenom 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 ge nerous 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 Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers in a typical club seat configuration, and be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engine, with 1,615 pounds of thrust. Its range will be 1,160 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves [35 min], with 100 nm alternate), or 1,320nm (VFR reserves [45 minutes]) with four people onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.7. The airplane is designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet. The Phenom 100, priced at $2.75 million in 2005 economic conditio ns, is expected to enter service in mid-2008.
The Phenom 300 jet will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E engines, with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Comfortably accommodating up to nine people, its range will be 1,800 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves with 100 nm alternate) with six persons onboard,
and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78. The airplane is also designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,700 meters). The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and be priced at US$ 6.65 million based on 2005 economic conditions.
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.Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) 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, Defense and Business jet 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 December 31, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 16,953 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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