Embraer received the type and production certificates, today, for its Phenom 300 executive jet from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil – ANAC) in a ceremony held at Company headquarters, in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certificate is expected to be issued in the coming weeks.
“When we launched the Phenom 300 program, we wanted to bring an unparalleled product into the light jet category,” said Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President,
Executive Jets. “Besides delivering a product with unique and innovative features for this class, we are very happy to announce that the Phenom 300 has not only met all original specification targets, but has also surpassed many performance goals.”
The Phenom 300’s maximum range, originally designed to be 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 kilometers), has been extended to 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 kilometers) with six occupants and NBAA IFR reserves. Runway performance also significantly improved over the initial targets. Takeoff field length, at maximum takeoff weight (MTOW), is now 3,138 feet, considerably better than the original 3,700 feet, while landing distance at maximum landing weight (MLW) improved to 2,621 feet, or 329 feet shorter than the targeted 2,950 feet.
For flights into and out of airports with restrictions due to high temperatures or high
elevations, the Phenom 300 exceeded the range targets, resulting, for example, on a
range of more than 2000 nm from Aspen, Colorado, U.S. Climb performance also surpassed expectations, allowing the aircraft to depart from sea level at MTOW and reach its operational ceiling of 45,000 feet in only 26 minutes. Powered by two fuelefficient
Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535-E engines, the Phenom 300’s fuel consumption is as much as 6% better than originally estimated.