– Embraer disclosed, today, a contract with Indian business aviation solutions company Aviators India Pvt. Ltd. for two Phenom 100 executive jets, totaling US$ 5.96 million, at list price. This order, announced at the Extravaganza Mumbai 2008, February 22-23, in India, is already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog. Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2009.
“Aviators India has over ten years of experience in the Indian marketplace. Their choice of the Phenom 100 underscores our confidence in the suitability of the aircraft for this market,” said Capt. Manfred Baudzus, Embraer Director of Marketing and Sales for Asia Pacific - Executive Aviation. “We believe Aviators will enjoy operating the Phenom 100 executive jet, whose comfort, high rate of availability, performance and low operating costs are standard setters in the Very Light Jet category.”
The Indian company is active in consultancy services for aircraft management, purchasing airplanes and helicopters, and setting up corporate flight departments.
“Amongst the aircraft in its class, the Phenom 100 provides the best value for investment and is a great personal aircraft,” said Capt. Arun Sharma, Managing Director of Aviators India Pvt. Ltd.. “The jet’s style, performance and comfort, in my opinion, beat every aircraft in the market and I have no doubt that the Phenom 100 will become the preferred aircraft in India. We are looking forward to receiving our aircraft next year.”
About Aviators India Pvt. Ltd.
Aviators has been in business since 1994 and has bases in Bangalore (also headquarters), Mumbai, Calcutta and Delhi. The company provides a holistic and customer-centered approach to business aviation, offering in-flight information services, aircraft and fuel sales, airplane and helicopter charters (domestic and international), aircraft charter sales management, and operational support for international flights. The concept of total solution and global standards enables Aviators to deliver unparalleled value and service to its customers. For more information, visit the site www.AviatorsIndia.com.
About the Phenom Jets
Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 best-in-class jets. With the interior designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style previously unknown in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by 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 experience, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 are designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, both jets will offer a standard anti-skid brake-by-wire system.
Based on Garmin’s 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 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.
In a typical club configuration, the Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers. The generous 55-cubic-foot (1.56-cubic-meter) baggage capacity is big enough to store luggage, golf bags and even skis.
Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F engines, with 1,615 pounds of thrust each, power the jet. Its range with four occupants 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 aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.70 and is designed for short-field takeoffs. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to Cairo (Egypt); or from Bangalore to New Delhi (both in India) at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.
The Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 2.98 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification. The aircraft’s maiden flight took place last July, and the jet is currently carrying out the certification flight test campaign in order to enter service in the second half of 2008.
With a configuration to accommodate up to nine occupants, the Phenom 300 jet has a huge 76-cubic-foot (2.15-cubic-meter) baggage capacity that will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis.
Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines, with 3,200 pounds of thrust each, power this jet. Its range with six occupants will be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km or 2,071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes and 100 nm alternate. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78 and is also designed for short-field takeoffs. These capabilities will permit customers to fly nonstop from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to Athens (Greece) or New Delhi (India), or from Bangalore to New Delhi (both in India) or Bangkok (Thailand) at a lower cost than competitive aircraft.
Expected to enter service in the second half of 2009, the Phenom 300 is priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification.
Note to Editors
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