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Embraer Executive Jets Phenom 300 receives steep-approach certification from EASA

Geneva, Switzerland, May 19, 2014 – Embraer Executive Jets today announced that the Phenom 300 has received certification from EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for steep-approach operation, which enables increased descent angles of up to 5.5 degrees.

“This certification enhances the Phenom 300’s operational flexibility,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Our European customers will be particularly pleased to have access to special airports, such as London City.”

The new capability, associated with its remarkable field performance, make the Phenom 300 a very versatile business jet to fly in and out of London City, reaching destinations as far as Samara, Russia, or Ankara, Turkey. The steep-approach feature is available as of May 2014 on Phenom 300 to be configured for EASA certification.

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. This range allows nonstop flights from London City Airport to Samara, Russia, or Ankara, Turkey. 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 3,360 pounds of thrust each. The Phenom 300 is now certified for EASA steep-approach operation, which enables the Phenom 300 to approach airports at increased descent angles of up to 5.5 degrees.

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 aft 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 option. The features it carries from a class above include single-point refueling, externally serviced lavatory, and an air stair.

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