Embraer delivered its 200th Phenom 100 jet in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, last April. The aircraft was received by U.S.-based Swift Aviation Group, Inc., from Phoenix, Arizona, a private company that provides a wide array of aviation services such as aircraft charter, and charter sales management, among others.
This Phenom 100 was ordered by Swift in May 2006 and will reside at their headquarters in Phoenix. Back in 2000, Swift became Embraer’s launch customer for the Legacy 600 jet, with an order of 25 aircraft. Today, its fleet also has the Phenom 100, the most delivered executive jet in the world in 2010.
“We are delighted that Swift Aviation Group has received the 200th unit of our popular Phenom 100 jet,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “With our longstanding working relationship through the Legacy 600, I am confident this aircraft will continue to contribute positively to Swift’s business operations.”
“Among the aircraft in its class, the Phenom 100 provides the best value for investment and is a great private aircraft,” said Jerry Moyes, owner of Swift Aviation Group. “The jet’s style, performance and comfort, in my opinion, exceed every entry level jet in the market. After owning Legacy 600 aircraft and maintaining a good working relationship with Embraer over the last ten years, I only have high expectations for this aircraft and the customer service that comes along with it.”
Embraer is commemorating ten years in the executive jets market in 2011. The Company’s portfolio currently includes seven aircraft, from the entry level Phenom 100 to the ultra-large Lineage 1000. In 2010, nearly one out of every five business jets delivered, worldwide, was produced by Embraer.
About Swift Aviation Group, Inc.
Swift Aviation Group is a Phoenix, Arizona-based company that provides a wide array of aviation services. The company is a fixed-base operator (FBO) with a private, luxury terminal at Sky Harbor International Airport, which includes two 40,000-square-foot (3,716-squaremeter) hangars for maintenance and storage. Additionally, Swift Aviation Group operates a charter airline under the name Swift Air, LLC. Swift Aviation Group also includes an aircraft management division designed for aircraft owners to gain increased value for their investment.