Phenom 300 Sets Three Speed Records

 - April 2, 2013, 3:12 PM

An Embraer Phenom 300 set three speed records for its class when it flew from Embraer Executive Jets’ headquarters at Melbourne (Fla.) International Airport (MLB) to Daugherty Field in Long Beach, Calif., with only one fuel stop. On the first leg, the twinjet flew the 1,380-nm route to El Paso (Tex.) International Airport in four hours, 16 minutes and 33 seconds. After a 27-minute fuel stop, it proceeded to Long Beach, completing the 607-nm leg in one hour, 55 minutes and 20 seconds. In addition to these two records, the Phenom 300 claimed the Melbourne-El Paso-Long Beach record of six hours, 11 minutes and 53 seconds. These records are pending certification by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association.