- September 26, 2007, 3:36 PM
The second Phenom 100 VLJ took flight yesterday, departing from Embraer headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Captains Marcio Brisolla Jordão and Antonio Bragança Silva were at the controls, assisted by flight engineer Carlos Roberto Silveira Filho. Phenom 100 number two, equipped with full flight-test instrumentation, is slated for systems testing, in-flight thrust determination and flutter testing. The next Phenom 100s, numbers three and four, will be equipped with the BMW Group DesignworksUSA interior.