Singapore, 18 January 2017 - Embraer Executive Jets has delivered the first Phenom 300 light jet to Australia. The Phenom 300, the most-delivered business jet in the industry for the last three years, was delivered to the Lucas family based in Warrnambool with business interests in transport, agriculture and hospitality across four states in Australia.
The Phenom 300 complements Australia’s current fleet of Embraer Executive Jets: the entry-level Phenom 100, the Legacy 600 super midsize jet, and the full fly-by-wire Legacy 500 midsize jet.
“Given the spread of our businesses from far north Queensland to southern Victoria, the Phenom 300’s speed, range and short takeoff performance especially for remote runways was a perfect fit for our needs, and also a step up from the turboprop aircraft we were operating” said Chairman Stephen Lucas of the Lucas family.
“The Phenom 300 has become a very popular aircraft around the world and we are very pleased to see it fly Australia’s skies,” said Capt. Manfred Baudzus, Regional Sales Director, Embraer Executive Jets. “The jet’s short takeoff performance perfectly suits the geographic nature of Australia, enabling access to airports with restrictive operations, in addition to its capability of crossing the Tasman from east Australia. We are confident that the Phenom 300’s premium comfort, high reliability and low operating costs deliver the best customer experience in a light jet.”
Embraer Executive Jets has authorised ExecuJet Maintenance Australia to provide maintenance for the Phenom 300 in the country.
Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,000 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 60 countries. Over 370 Phenom 300s are operating in 30 countries with over 400,000 accumulated flight hours.
Notes to editor:
About the Phenom 300
The most-delivered business jet in the world for the third year in row, 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 in the back of the aircraft. The comfort of the seats, with recline and full movement capability, is enhanced by the best pressurisation among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). The Phenom 300 features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment centre, 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 refuelling, externally serviced lavatory, and an air stair.
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 100E and the Phenom 300 light jet, the Legacy 500 midsize and Legacy 450 mid-light, the super midsize Legacy 600 and large Legacy 650, 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 75 owned and authorised service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil. For more information, please visit www.embraerexecutivejets.com.