EMBRAER REVEALS THE PHENOM 100 AND THE PHENOM 300 AT NBAA
Orlando, Fla., Nov. 9, 2005 – Embraer today revealed at the world’s largest business jet exhibition the names of its new very light and light jets – the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300.
The names were announced during the unveiling of the full-scale mock-ups of Embraer’s new executive jets at the annual convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Orlando, United States. The mock-ups can be seen at booth 5559 from Wednesday, November 9.
The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 are truly extraordinary products for their premium comfort, docile flying qualities and outstanding performance. Other inherent qualities include next-generation engines, low-cost operation and high-utilization design.
The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 will compete in the very light, entry and light jet segments. Their distinctive advantages, namely cabin size and comfort, pilot-friendly cockpit and high availability, make them an excellent choice for personal use, business travel and air taxi operation.
“When selecting a name for Embraer’s new executive jet family, we found the Phenom name came out very strongly, and better translated its superior characteristics and ability to offer an unbound flight experience,” said Maurício Botelho, Embraer President and CEO. “The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 reaffirm Embraer’s commitment to the business aviation market, started when we launched the Legacy, setting new standards for cabin space and comfort, privacy, dispatch reliability and performance.”
The Phenom (pronounced fee-nom) jets were launched in May 2005 to complement Embraer’s executive jets portfolio and advance the Company’s position on this market.
The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300
The Phenom 100 very light jet and the Phenom 300 light jet are best-in-class. Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for these jets.
Both aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style unseen in their categories. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by the size of the generous windows and the most ample cabin in their class. Onboard conveniences include a refreshment center, a private lavatory and satellite entertainment and communications.
The pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the two new aircraft will enable single-pilot operation. Drawing from the Legacy’s design heritage, the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 will be built for high utilization and high reliability, features particularly suitable for the air taxi market worldwide.
The Phenom 100 jet will carry up to eight occupants and be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engines, with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range will be 1,160 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves with 100 nm alternate) with four persons onboard and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.70. The airplane is designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,500 meters).
The Phenom 100 is expected to enter service in mid-2008 and will be priced at $2.75 million based on 2005 economic conditions.
The Phenom 300 jet will be powered by P&WC’s PW535E engines, with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Comfortably accommodating up to nine occupants, its range will be 1,800 nautical miles (NBAA IFR reserves with 100 nm alternate) with six persons onboard, and it will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78. The airplane is also designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,700 meters).
The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in mid-2009 and be priced at US$ 6.65 million based on 2005 economic conditions.
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Business jet markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of September 30, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 17,046 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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