Embraer Phenom 100

March 11, 2008 - 12:06pm

Embraer plans to begin serial production of the Phenom 100 very light jet next month at its plant in Botucatu, Brazil. According to facility managing director Almir Borges, the Botucatu plant will be turning out six Phenom 100s a month by year-end, and when it meets maximum production capacity late next year the rate is expected to reach 17 airplanes a month.

March 3, 2008 - 10:27am

Rosen Aviation, in partnership with Heads Up Technologies of Carrollton, Texas, and Mid Continent Controls of Derby, Kan., has been selected by Embraer as the standard in-flight entertainment system supplier for the Brazilian OEM’s new Phenom 100 very light jet and Phenom 300 light jet. The focal point of the system will be Rosen’s new RosenView VX.

February 27, 2008 - 5:19am

The FAA revealed in its special conditions for the Phenom 100 a preliminary number for the very light jet’s maximum takeoff weight. At 9,700 pounds, this figure

February 8, 2008 - 3:50am

Put simply, the very light jet (VLJ) is a small airplane in search of a big market. Latin America might not be the big market the manufacturers hope for, but it does hold promise to be big enough. Just how big might depend on whether there is sufficient aviation infrastructure and government backing for an aviation segment perceived to be composed of rich men’s toys.

February 8, 2008 - 3:50am

Put simply, the very light jet (VLJ) is a small airplane in search of a big market. Latin America might not be the big market the manufacturers hope for, but it does hold promise to be big enough. Just how big might depend on whether there is sufficient aviation infrastructure and government backing for an aviation segment perceived to be composed of rich men’s toys.

February 6, 2008 - 10:10am

Embraer delivered 61 jets to the commercial aviation, executive aviation and defense and government segments in last year’s fourth quarter, meeting its goal of delivering 165 to 170 aircraft that year. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer delivered 14 Legacy 600s during the period; for the entire year it shipped 35 of the super-midsize jets.

February 6, 2008 - 10:10am

Embraer delivered 61 jets to the commercial aviation, executive aviation and defense and government segments in last year’s fourth quarter, meeting its goal of delivering 165 to 170 aircraft that year. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer delivered 14 Legacy 600s during the period; for the entire year it shipped 35 of the super-midsize jets.

February 4, 2008 - 10:47am

Embraer has suffered a major setback following the decision of 170/190 launch customer Swiss to slash its firm orders and options for the Brazilian manufacturer’s new series of aircraft. In late March the Basel, Switzerland-based carrier announced it was reducing its original firm order of thirty 70-seat Embraer 170s and thirty 108-seat 195s to 15 of each model and deferring delivery for a year.

February 4, 2008 - 10:47am

Embraer has suffered a major setback following the decision of 170/190 launch customer Swiss to slash its firm orders and options for the Brazilian manufacturer’s new series of aircraft. In late March the Basel, Switzerland-based carrier announced it was reducing its original firm order of thirty 70-seat Embraer 170s and thirty 108-seat 195s to 15 of each model and deferring delivery for a year.

January 24, 2008 - 10:36am

Piaggio Avanti fractional provider Avantair has been steadily building its operation and is taking delivery of the twin turboprops as fast as Piaggio can make them. Next year it will expand its fleet in a different direction with the addition of entry-level Phenom 100 twinjets. We sat down with Avantair founder and CEO Steve Santo for an update on the company and to find out what his plans are for the new fleet type.

 
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