São José dos Campos, September 14, 2011 – Embraer has received type acceptance for its Phenom 300 light executive jet, from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
First certified in December 2009 by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Phenom 300 is now accepted in almost 40 countries including Indonesia, Australia, Denmark, France, Morocco, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, amongst others.
“We are very pleased that the Phenom 300 has been accepted in India and continues to extend its application around the world. We look forward to having our Indian customers, operators and passengers enjoy the benefits of this sublime aircraft and finally experience the utility and comfort of this best in class jet for themselves,” said José Eduardo Costas, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Embraer Executive Jets.
One of the fastest aircraft in its category with speeds of 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS) and with superior take off performance for a jet in its category (take-off field length is 3,138 feet or 956 meters), the Phenom 300 also offers a best in-class performance underscored by efficient fuel consumption and low operating costs.
Its clean-sheet design has allowed Embraer to marry the best in available technology with superior design. An intelligent cabin developed in conjunction with BMW Group DesignworksUSA features an Ovalite® cabin design that provides more legroom and headroom for up to 11 occupants and the largest galley, windows and cockpit in its class. Functional aesthetics extend into the cockpit thanks to large displays and a Prodigy flight deck with synthetic vision system (SVS). A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s other distinctive features.
With a range of range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, the aircraft is capable of connecting the main hubs of Delhi and Mumbai with every major city in India. Further afield, it is also capable of flying nonstop from Delhi to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Phuket in Thailand, and Male in the Maldives. From Bangalore, it can fly nonstop to Chengu in China, Hanoi in Vietnam, and Singapore.
Last year Embraer delivered 26 units of the Phenom 300 globally. Together with deliveries of 100 units of its lighter sibling, the Phenom 100, Embraer’s Phenom family of executive jets were the most delivered executive jets in the world in 2010. In total, the Company delivered 145 executive jets during the year, an increase of 23 aircraft over 2009, which was the highest, in absolute terms, among all manufacturers. Embraer’s 2010 market share reached 19%, or almost one in every five executive jets delivered, worldwide, was produced by Embraer. For more information on Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,194 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 15.8 billion.
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