Melbourne, FL, June 11, 2012
– Robb Report magazine named Embraer’s Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 as best in the entry-level and light business aircraft categories, respectively, in its just-published Best of the Best 2012 report.
“Robb Report is an authority for sophisticated, affluent consumers and showcases the most prestigious luxury brands around the globe,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “This is the second year in a row that our executive jets have been cited by this discerning brand which confirms what we have long been saying. The entry-level Phenom 100 and the light Phenom 300 offer the best in class on any number of points including operating costs, interiors and performance.”
The magazine cited the Phenom 100 for its capabilities and cost savings, noting they have made it the world’s most-delivered business aircraft in recent years. Robb Report also confirmed the Phenom 300’s game-changing status.
The latest awards follow a similar designation by Robb Report China in which the Legacy 650 was chosen as the Best of the Best in the large executive jet category in 2011. In addition, Embraer Executive Jets adds the latest Robb Report accolades to a number of awards it has achieved for design and engineering.
In 2011, Embraer Executive Jets won Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for the Phenom 300, which the magazine cited as a true game changer in business aviation.
In 2010, Flightglobal cited the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets, now in development, for its Innovation of the Year achievement award for the development of the electronic fly-by-wire flight commands. Embraer also received the IDEA/Brazil 2010 design award, the Brazilian version of the IDEA/USA award – one of the most prestigious design awards in the world – for the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 and the Lineage 1000.
The Embraer Phenom 100 was cited by the Brazilian Innovation Agency (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos - FINEP) which gave the company its FINEP 2007 Award for Technological Innovation. The award is designed to encourage entrepreneurial projects throughout Brazil and is one of the most prestigious awards in the country.
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