São José dos Campos, May 18, 2010
– Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300 light executive jet, last Friday, May 14, to a Brazilian customer. The ceremony took place at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, and occurred less than one year after the first deliveries of the entry level Phenom 100, in Brazil.
“We are very pleased to deliver the Phenom 300, which is a truly revolutionary product, to the first Brazilian customer
,” said Breno Corrêa, Embraer Vice President Marketing and Sales, Latin America – Executive Jets. “We are certain that the Phenom 300 will continue the success enjoyed by the Phenom 100 jet in Brazil, around 40 of which are currently operating in the country
The Phenom 300 was launched in 2005 to establish new standards of comfort and performance in the light jet category. The aircraft, which went into operation in December 2009, after being certified by aviation agencies in Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and the
United States (Federal Aviation Administration – FAA), was recently approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
More than 100 Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets have already been sold in Latin America, 70% of which to the Brazilian market.
The jet accommodates up to ten occupants in a spacious and pleasant setting, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, short runway capability, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS), and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas (U.S.); London to Athens (Europe); or Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On March 31, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,792 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.0 billion.
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