Ricon Group of Portugal, a textile company, has established a subsidiary under the name Everjets to operate charter services in southern Europe with a factory-new Phenom 300 jet.
The aircraft order, along with an option for a second Phenom, was announced at the EBACE convention in Geneva, and delivery is expected in time for operations to begin in December 2011.
"We are thrilled to present the Phenom 300 to our customers," said José Pereira, Everjets ceo. "The design of the aircraft perfectly suits our objectives and our target audience of multicultural, fashion-conscious clients, who like to travel in style. Those who enjoy premium comfort, quality of life and who like to experience the latest technologies."
Ricon Group, an internationally renowned company in the clothing and textiles sector, is responsible for production and distribution of several international fashion brands in the Angolan, Brazilian and Portuguese markets.
"We are pleased to welcome Everjets to our growing Phenom 300 customer base in Europe and support them as they commence operations," said Colin Steven, vp marketing and sales, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for Embraer Executive Jets.
"The Phenom 300 light jet has earned a strong reputation as a game changer in its first years of operations. We are certain that discerning Everjets' customers will appreciate the new standards of the aircraft, not only in terms of performance, but also in terms of comfort and state-of-the-art technology." The Phenom 300 first went into operation in December 2009 and has an 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 refuelling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurisation are some of the jet's distinctive features. The aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from Lisbon to Stockholm or Istanbul.