– Embraer begins the Brazil Phenom Mock-up Tour, today, in Rio de Janeiro, to demonstrate its new Phenom 100 very light jet. The Company displays a full-scale mock-up of the aircraft in the Riana Taxi Aéreo hangar, at Jacarepaguá Airport, December 14-22. The event is being held in Brazil for the second consecutive year and is part of the world tour of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 mock-ups that has already visited the Americas and Europe, as well as Australia.
“Nearly 700 jets from the Phenom family were sold in over 40 countries. In Brazil, sales have also been remarkably successful, because the jet meets the needs and expectations of this market,” said Breno Corrêa, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Latin America, Executive Jets. “The Brazil Phenom Mock-up Tour was heavily visited in 2006 and is an excellent opportunity for the public to personally see the comfort and unparalleled space offered by the Phenom 100.”
The tour showcases the spacious interior of the Phenom 100 jet, designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, with comfortable seats and refined finish work, besides an ample baggage compartment, and a cockpit representing the real model.
After Jacarepaguá Airport, the mock-up will be exhibited at Angra dos Reis Airport, December 26 to 30, from where it will move to the Verolme Marina, in the same city, from January 2 to 6. The final stop for the Brazil Phenom Mock-up Tour is Belo Horizonte, January 10 to 16, 2008, at Pampulha Airport in the ABC Táxi Aéreo hangar.
The Brazil Phenom Mock-up Tour calendar is available at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
About The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 Jets
The Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 jets 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 wardrobe or refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, and satellite communications.
The pilot-friendly cockpit and the docile flight characteristics of the two new aircraft will enable single-pilot operation. Drawing from Embraer’s design and engineering heritage, the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 will be built for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability both jets will offer a standard brake-by-wire system with anti-skid capability.
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 the market. The pilot-friendly 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- alerting system data and presents the composite information in brilliant, sunlight-readable color on three high-definition displays.
The Phenom 100 will comfortably accommodate four passengers in a typical club configuration. The generous 55-cubic-foot (1.56-cubic-meter) total baggage capacity is big enough to store their luggage, golf bags and even skis.
The jet is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F engines with 1,615 pounds of thrust each. Its range with four occupants onboard and at a maximum speed of Mach 0,70, will be 1,160 nautical miles (2,148 km or 1,335 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes, and 100 nm alternate; or 1,320 nautical miles (2,445 km or 1,519 miles) with NBAA VFR reserves, 45 minutes. The Phenom 100 is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) and is designed for short field takeoff performance. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from São Paulo to Buenos Aires (Argentina); Recife to Brasilia; Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro; Caracas (Venezuela) to Manaus; Santiago (Chile) to La Paz (Bolivia) at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.
The Phenom 100 is priced at US$ 3.05 million (basic configuration, without optional equipment), under conditions for ANAC certification, based on January 2005 economic conditions, and is expected to enter service in the second half of 2008.
The Phenom 300 jet will accommodate up to nine occupants. Its large baggage capacity of 76 cubic feet (2.15 cubic meters) will conveniently transport passengers’ luggage, golf bags and skis. The jet will be powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines with 3,200 pounds of thrust each. Its range with six occupants onboard, at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.78, will be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km or 2,071 miles) with NBAA IFR reserves, 35 minutes and 100 nm alternate. The Phenom 300 is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) and is also designed for short-field takeoff performance. These capabilities will permit customers to fly nonstop from São Paulo to Manaus or Santiago (Chile); Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Salvador, or La Paz (Bolivia); Caracas (Venezuela) to La Paz (Bolivia), or Jacksonville, Florida (USA), or Bermuda at a lower cost than competitive aircraft, including turboprops.
The Phenom 300 is expected to enter service in the second half of 2009 and is priced at US$ 6.9 million (basic configuration, without optional equipment), based on January 2005 economic conditions, for ANAC certification.
Note to Editors
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