Texas law firm Dunham & Jones has taken delivery of the first Embraer Phenom 300E. The firm, which also owns a Phenom 100EV, took delivery of the 300E during a ceremony at Embraer's global customer centre in Melbourne, Florida.
Principal Paul Dunham comments: “Our clients rely on Dunham & Jones attorneys for personalised, one-on-one attention, and business aviation is the conduit to make that possible. The speed, operating cost and comfortable cabin pressurisation of the new, enhanced Phenom 300E were certainly distinguishing factors in our selection process, as was our exceptional experience with the Phenom 100EV.”
“This milestone delivery to our friends at Dunham & Jones is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing the ultimate customer experience in business aviation,” adds Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “We are honoured to help it grow its Embraer fleet with the world's best-selling light jet for eight years straight, which has now been even further enhanced in terms of its technology, comfort and performance to ensure its market dominance in the industry.”
With its technology, comfort and performance, the Phenom 300E is expected to be popular in the light jet category. The aircraft received technology enhancements, including an avionics upgrade which includes a runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS), said to be the first technology of its kind to be developed and certified in business aviation; predictive windshear; emergency descent mode; PERF; TOLD and FAA datacom. The Phenom 300E also features 4G connectivity via Gogo Avance L5.
New features on this jet include a quieter cabin, more legroom in the cockpit and a new premium interior option, the Bossa Nova edition. In terms of performance, the new, enhanced Phenom 300E is capable of reaching Mach 0.80, and delivers a high speed cruise of 464 kts and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nm with NBAA IFR reserves.
The Phenom 300 series is in operation in more than 30 countries and has accumulated more than one million flight hours. It has been the world's most delivered light jet for eight consecutive years, having accrued more than 540 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009.