The Brazilian aircraft manufacturing company Embraer delivered to customers the 500th business jet of the Phenom 300 series. According to the reports of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the Phenom 300 is the only business jets model that has reached this milestone in the last 10 years.
“The aircraft Phenom 300 has attracted customers since it entered the market, and its enormous popularity only prompts us to provide even more service to our customers”, said the President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, Michael Amalfitano.
According to Embraer, the first Phenom 300 was commissioned in December 2009 and, since 2012, has held more than half of the market share of light jets. The aircraft are operated in more than 30 countries around the world, having flown more than 800,000 flight hours on more than 600,000 flights. Over the past decade, the Phenom 300 has transported almost 2.5 million passengers to a distance equivalent to a round-trip flight to Mars. On average, the Phenom 300 flies approximately every 3.5 minutes to anywhere in the world, which is more than 400 flights a day. In 2018 alone, the Phenom 300 flew about 150,000 flights.
Embraer Phenom 300 is a light jet aircraft, which can carry up to 11 occupants. It is a twin-engined cantilever monoplane with a low-positioned, swept wings. The aircraft has a horizontal stabilizer in a T-tail configuration and a retractable tricycle landing gear. It has two rear-pylon-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofan engines. The enclosed cabin has room for nine passengers and a two-pilot crew; during single-pilot operation, an additional passenger can be carried.