São José dos Campos, July 25, 2011
– Embraer has received Type Certification (TC) from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), for the Phenom 300 light jet to operate in the country.
First certified in December 2009 by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Phenom 300 is now accepted in almost 40 countries including Indonesia, Austria, Denmark, France, Morocco, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, amongst others.
“This certification extends the acceptance of the Phenom 300 program across the globe and strengthens our portfolio of product offerings to customers in Asia Pacific
,” said Jose Eduardo Costas, Embraer Vice-President for Marketing & Sales, Asia Pacific – Executive Jets. “A truly exceptional jet, the Phenom 300 is extremely well suited to many environments in Asia Pacific including Australia’s vast and varied terrain. It is designed for outstanding runway performance including hot and high conditions, takeoff from short runways, can climb directly to 45,000 ft (13,716 meters) in only 26 minutes, and combines this power with excellent fuel efficiency for enhanced performance and utility
Certified to fly at a maximum operating altitude of 45,000 ft (13,716 meters), the Phenom 300 is powered by two Pratt and Whitney PW535-E engines with 3,360 lb thrust each and is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of connecting all of Australia; from Perth to Melbourne, Darwin to Brisbane, and even Sydney to Wellington, in New Zealand.
Launched in 2005 at the same time as its entry-level sibling – the Phenom 100 – close to 250 Phenom family aircraft are in operation today. In 2010, 26 Phenom 300’s were delivered, increasing the jet’s presence, worldwide. In Asia Pacific, it is welcome in Indonesia and now, Australia.About the Phenom 300
The Phenom 300 accommodates up to ten occupants in a spacious and pleasant interior, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A
single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS), and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas (U.S.); London to Athens (Europe); or Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates). 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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