Embraer Executive Jets delivered 53 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2018, according to a report issued by GAMA. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Phenom 300 has sold so well, having accrued more than 490 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009.
“The Phenom 300's continued success in the market is a reflection of our commitment to fascinate customers and deliver the ultimate customer experience in business aviation,” says president and CEO Michael Amalfitano. “The revolutionary interior design of the Phenom 300E adds even more value to this already popular model, reaffirming our commitment to invest in true innovation.”
Originally launched in 2005, the Phenom 300 has accrued more than half of the light jet market share since 2012. The aircraft is in operation in more than 30 countries and has accumulated more than 780,000 flight hours. Embraer is continuously investing in the competitiveness of the Phenom 300 with enhancements to its comfort, technology and operational efficiency.
In October 2017, the Phenom 300E was announced and entered service five months later in March 2018. It is designated ‘E’ for ‘enhanced’ in reference to its redesigned cabin and the addition of the Nice HD CMS/IFE CMS and inflight entertainment by Lufthansa Technik.
The Phenom 300E inherits the Embraer DNA Design, first introduced in its larger siblings, the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 midsize jets. The application of this design in the Phenom 300E rendered an even more spacious cabin with more personalisation options and greater maintainability. Its seats are designed and manufactured in-house and feature an extendable headrest with bolsters, retractable armrest, broader backs for greater support and extendable leg rests for improved ergonomics. A new table, side ledge, side wall and valance design optimises passenger mobility in the cabin with expanded aisle clearance and increased cabin space. Bluetooth connectivity allows passengers to view inflight information on their personal devices.