– Embraer will exhibit a full-scale mock-up of its Phenom 100 business jet during the Athina Onassis International Horse Show 2008 (www.csisaopaulo.com), which takes place from October 15 to 19 at the Sociedade Hípica Paulista, in São Paulo.
The event brings one of the greatest international equestrian competitions to Brazil, which is being held for the second consecutive year in the country. The Athina Onassis International Horse Show will be the stage for the grand finale of this year’s Global Champion’s Tour, and has received the maximum five-star classification from the International Equestrian Federation. Some 50 of the greatest riders from around the world will be present at the event, which will distribute one of the largest prizes in the history of the sport: € 1.84 million.
At outside space number 6, visitors will be able to enter a full-scale model of the Phenom 100 jet, and experience all the comfort, ample space, and innovative interior design, developed in partnership with the BMW Group DesignworksUSA.
The Phenom 100 was introduced by Embraer, in 2005, and is the most comfortable business jet in the entry-level category, accommodating four passengers in the club seat configuration. It has baggage compartments with a total capacity of 55 cubic feet (1.56 cubic meters), which is sufficient for transporting golf and ski bags and equipment.
The range of 1,320 nautical miles (2,148 km) permits customers to fly nonstop from São Paulo to Buenos Aires; from Recife to Brasília; from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro; or from Caracas, Venezuela, to Manaus, at an operational cost less than that of competing aircraft, including turboprops.
The list price of the jet in the baseline configuration, without options, for certification by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), is US$ 3.05 million, under the economic conditions of January 2005. Currently, the aircraft is in the final phase of the flight test campaign and it is expected to enter service in the second semester of 2008.
The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets received the IF Awards, in Germany, as the best product and the best interior, in 2006 and 2007, respectively, as well as the Good Design Awards, in China, for the best project in 2006. In May 2008, the editors of the Robb Report magazine, in the U.S., voted the Phenom 100 the “Best of the Best” Business Jet. For more information regarding the Phenom 100 and other Embraer business jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
About the Phenom 100 jet
Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers for the Phenom 100 best-in-class jet. The aircraft will offer pilots and passengers the comfort and style previously unknown in its category. The relaxing ambience is enhanced by generous windows and the most ample cabin in its class.
The pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flying qualities of the new aircraft enable single-pilot operation. Drawing on Embraer’s design and engineering experience, the Phenom 100 is designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, the jet 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-alert data, and presents the composite information in those three brilliant, sunlight-readable color high- definition screens.
Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F engines power the jet, with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants will be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148 km or 1,335 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves (35 minutes of holding 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 cruising speed of Mach 0.70 and is designed for short-field takeoffs. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from New York to Miami, and from Los Angeles to Vancouver or Denver at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.
Note to Editors
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