In The Works: Embraer Phenom 300

 - June 2, 2008, 8:45 AM

The Phenom 300 made its first flight on April 29, months ahead of Embraer’s previously announced schedule. Capt. John Sevalho Corção and chief pilot Eduardo Alves Menini were at the controls of Phenom 300 S/N 99801, accompanied by flight-test engineer Jens Peter Theodor Geiger Wentz. The crew logged one hour and 22 minutes during the first flight and explored 99801’s flight characteristics and systems operation. Entry into service is still expected in the second half of next year, about a year after deliveries of the Phenom 100 begin. For more details on the Phenom 300 first flight, see story on page 6.