Melbourne, March 31, 2017 – Embraer Executive Jets delivered today the 400th Phenom 300 to EliteJets.com, an air charter/taxi company, recently established in Naples, Florida. Today’s delivery, during a ceremony at Embraer’s Customer Center, in Melbourne, Florida, completes EliteJets.com’s all-new Embraer aircraft fleet, consisting of one Legacy 500 and four Phenom 300. EliteJets.com has also elected to participate in the Embraer Executive Care program for all five aircraft.
“We are honored by EliteJets.com’s selection of Embraer aircraft and services to build their brand new fleet. The Phenom 300 and the Legacy 500 deliver premium comfort, outstanding performance, and low operating costs; the ideal traits for aircraft in revenue service,” said Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “We are confident that their customers will fully enjoy these aircraft and that the aircraft will, in turn, deliver solid business performance to EliteJets.com.”
“We are excited for our customers, who will enjoy a unique travel experience with our personalized service and these amazing aircraft, directly supported by Embraer,” said Daniel Randolph, Founder and CEO of EliteJets.com. “The Phenom 300 and the Legacy 500 perfectly match our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations of cabin comfort, in terms of ergonomics, pressurization, and acoustics. The larger Legacy 500’s fly-by-wire precision makes each flight the smoothest, essential for a cross-country flight.”
The fourth Phenom 300 delivered to EliteJets.com is Embraer’s 400th aircraft manufactured of this model, since the first light jet rolled off the production line, in December 2009. In just seven years of operation, the Phenom 300 fleet reached this mark, having sustained more than half of the light jet market share since 2012. Additionally, the Phenom 300 has been the most delivered business jet in the world for the last four consecutive years. The aircraft is in operation in 30 countries and has accumulated close to 500,000 flight hours. Embraer is continuously investing in the competitiveness of the Phenom 300 with enhancements to its comfort, technology and operational efficiency.
The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest light jets, having established several speed records with the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
EliteJets.com is an all-new aircraft charter operator, based in Naples, Florida. As a very popular destination for charter operations, Naples will continue growing tremendously over the next few years. Also a popular retirement destination for ultra-high net worth individuals, Naples is home to many private jet owners. EliteJets.com’s expansion plans includes establishing new operational bases in key charter markets, such as Chicago and New York, and even Colorado, during its peak season. While the majority of customers’ travel requirements are up the East Coast, the aircraft fleet is capable of crossing the continent as well as accessing smaller or more restrictive airports. For more information, please visit http://www.elitejets.com.
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 3,200 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. 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 enables single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck. The features it carries from a class above include single-point refueling, externally serviced lavatory, and an air stair.
About the Legacy 500
The Legacy 500 has the best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin, which is comparable to those of some aircraft in the super midsize category. Eight club seats may be berthed into four beds for complete rest in a cabin altitude of 6,000 feet. The in-flight entertainment system consists of a high definition video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video input options, a cabin management system, and three options for voice communications and connectivity.
The Legacy 500 is the first midsize business jet with digital flight controls, based on Fly-By-Wire technology, featuring side sticks. The state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15-inch high resolution LCD displays allows graphical flight planning, and has options like paperless operations capability, auto brakes, and the E2VS (Embraer Enhanced Vision System), which includes a Head Up Display (HUD) with the Enhanced Vision System (EVS).
The Legacy 500 is capable of flying at 45,000 feet and is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the greenest in their class. Taking off from airfields as short as 4,084 ft, the Legacy 500 has a range of 3,125 nautical miles (5,788 kilometers) with four passengers, including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, which enables it to fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Honolulu, or Teterboro to London.
About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer is one of the world’s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100 and the light Phenom 300 jet, the mid-light Legacy 450 and the midsize Legacy 500, the large Legacy 650E, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,000 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 60 countries and are supported by the Company’s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil.
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.