An advisory board of pilots and aircraft owners met at Embraer’s headquarters in South America last month to evaluate the man-machine interface of the Phenom 300’s Prodigy cockpit. Based on the Garmin G1000 avionics system, Prodigy employs what Embraer refers to as a “quiet and dark” design philosophy, providing heightened situational awareness and clear instructions well suited to single-pilot operations. The $6.65 million (2005 $) Phenom 300 light twinjet, in the joint definition phase at Embraer’s São José dos Campos, Brazil development test center, is scheduled for certification in 2009.
Pilots Give Thumbs Up to Phenom 300’s Prodigy Cockpit
- September 15, 2006, 5:48 AM