The first Phenom 100 was rolled out last Saturday, June 16, at the Company’s headquarters, in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. This event marks the completion of the aircraft assembly and systems integration phase. The first Phenom 100 moved to the paint shop, where it will receive its branded paint scheme, and will then begin a series of ground tests over the next few weeks in preparation for its first flight.
“We are thrilled to see the Phenom 100 become a reality,” said Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “We are confident that the Phenom 100’s premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating cost will impress our customers and will become the benchmark of the Very Light Jet segment.”
The Phenom 100 was launched in May 2005 as a best-in-class executive jet in the very light category. The first metal cut of the Phenom 100 took place in May 2006, utilizing a digital mock-up of the aircraft developed with CATIA V5 engineering software.Sub-assembly manufacturing of the Phenom 100 was carried out at the Company’s Botucatu facility. The fuselage and wing were manufactured there and delivered to Embraer’s main facility in Sao Jose dos Campos, where they were successfully mated, in late March 2007.The first flight of the Phenom 100 is scheduled for mid-2007, and entry into service in mid-2008.