In The Works: Embraer Phenom 100

 - July 31, 2007, 12:40 PM

Embraer is getting closer to flying its Phenom 100 VLJ, having rolled out the first prototype on June 16 from the company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. With a fresh coat of paint, Phenom 100 number one will undergo ground tests to prepare for first flight. Embraer and its 50 suppliers were able to use serial production tooling to manufacture the first Phenom 100 because engineers employed Catia V5 engineering software. Certification and entry-into-service plans remain on track, with first customer deliveries scheduled for the middle of next year.