Embraer Rolls out First Phenom 300
Ten months after Embraer rolled out its Phenom 100 VLJ, its larger stablemate made its debut at the company’s Gavião Peixoto plant in Brazil. With an anticipated entry-into-service date of the second half of next year, the Phenom 300 will undergo a series of ground tests before making its first flight–currently scheduled for the middle of this year. Final assembly on the second of the $6.65 million, Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered jets has already begun. According to Embraer, more than 750 Phenom jets have been sold to date, representing a five-year delivery backlog.