Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300 light executive jet, last September, to a South African customer, John McCormick, CEO of McCormick Property Developments. The ceremony took place at the Company’s headquarters in Brazil, just a few months after the first Phenom 100 entered operation in South Africa.
“We are especially honored to see our entry level and light jets enter service in South Africa,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President Marketing and Sales – Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Executive Jets. “With state-of-the-art technologies, spacious and luxurious cabin interiors, and a comprehensive support structure, the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 are best-inclass business jets. We anticipate that they will be an outstanding fit for the South African executive aviation market.”
The Phenom 300 was launched in 2005 to establish new standards of comfort and performance in the light jet category. The aircraft went into operation in December 2009, after being certified by aviation agencies in Brazil ANAC and in the United States (Federal Aviation Administration – FAA). This year, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the type certificate for the jet, and, in July, it was approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).