Embraer is currently performing the ground tests for the Phenom 100 very light jet, in preparation for its first flight. Progress is steady as engineering teams confirm the design quality of the aircraft and test the functionalities and integration of its systems.
These tests are an integral part of the quality program that focuses on delivering to customers an aircraft with excellent performance and high availability. The first test conducted was the tngine run, when the Phenom’s engines were powered up after being mounted on the aircraft.
Systems functionality and integration are the object of the main group of ground tests. All systems are evaluated both individually and jointly, confirming the aircraft’s operational capabilities, from taxiing through the first flight. The engines are powered up, in order to generate and distribute electricity to all systems.
Finally, the test crew will perform low and high-speed taxi runs to confirm controllability of the steering, braking and emergency systems on the ground. The first flight of the Phenom 100 will occur in the near future, upon completion of ground tests.