Embraer has begun delivering its recently certified Phenom 300 executive jet, just
one year after the first Phenom 100 customers received their aircraft. The first
Phenom 300 was delivered at the Company’s headquarters, on December 29, 2009, to Executive Flight Services, a wholly owned aircraft management subsidiary of Executive AirShare, which received the aircraft on behalf of an undisclosed customer.
“As the first FAA Part 135 operator to take delivery of the Phenom 300, Executive Flight Services will be managing an aircraft that has met all design specifications and improved on its targets, in terms of runway take-off length, range, speed, and landing distance, making it the ideal tool for corporate use in this category,” said Ernest Edwards, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, USA, Mexico and the Caribbean – Executive Jets.
“The Embraer delivery team has attended to every detail to ensure a smooth delivery of this aircraft,” said Keith D. Plumb, President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive AirShare. “As the world’s leading operator of Phenom 100 aircraft, we have been extremely pleased with the performance and low direct operating costs of this entry level jet, and hold similarly high expectations for the Phenom 300.”
In preparation for entering service, Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS), based in Dallas, Texas, successfully qualified four Phenom 300 customer pilots, in December 2009, to operate the new Embraer Phenom 300 jet. Due to the level of commonality between the Phenom aircraft models, and because all pilots had previously obtained their Phenom 100 type ratings, only a transition course for the Phenom 300 was required.