Embraer has announced the first delivery of its new, enhanced Phenom 300E, a high-speed and long-range single-pilot business jet, to Texas law firm Dunham & Jones.
The firm, which also owns a Phenom 100EV, took delivery of the enhanced Phenom 300E last week during a ceremony at Embraer’s Global Customer Center in Melbourne, Florida.
The latest features on the enhanced jet are reported to include a quieter cabin, more legroom in the cockpit, and a new premium interior option – the Bossa Nova edition.
Performance-wise, the newly enhanced Phenom 300E is even faster than its predecessor, capable of reaching Mach 0.80, delivering a high-speed cruise of 464 knots, and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles (3,724 kilometres) with NBAA IFR reserves.
The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet, powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E1 engines with 3,478 pounds of thrust each.
The aircraft also received technology enhancements, including an avionics upgrade, which includes a runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS) predictive windshear, Emergency Descent Mode, PERF, TOLD, and FAA Datacom, among others. The Phenom 300E also features 4G connectivity via Gogo AVANCE L5.
The original Phenom 300 series is in operation in more than 30 countries and has accumulated more than 1 million total flight hours around the globe.
According to Embraer, it has been the world’s most delivered light jet for eight consecutive years, having accrued more than 540 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009.
Commenting on the delivery, Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, said, “This milestone delivery to our friends at Dunham & Jones is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing the ultimate customer experience in business aviation.
“We are honoured to help them grow their Embraer fleet with the world’s best-selling light jet for eight years straight, which has now been even further enhanced in terms of its technology, comfort and performance to ensure its market dominance in the industry.”
Paul Dunham, principal at Dunham & Jones, stated, “Our clients rely on Dunham & Jones attorneys for personalised, one-on-one attention, and business aviation is the conduit to make that possible.
“The speed, operating cost, and comfortable cabin pressurisation of the new, enhanced Phenom 300E were certainly distinguishing factors in our selection process, as was our exceptional experience with the Phenom 100EV.”