Phenom

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 - 4:46am

Embraer’s entry into the very light jet market–the Phenom 100– is progressing toward certification and entry into service by the middle of this year. The third Phenom 100 made its first flight on December 21 at the company’s Gavião Peixoto facility near São Paulo, Brazil. The Phenom 100 flight test fleet has logged more than 250 hours in more than 260 flights, according to Embraer.

February 8, 2008 - 4:46am

Embraer’s entry into the very light jet market–the Phenom 100– is progressing toward certification and entry into service by the middle of this year. The third Phenom 100 made its first flight on December 21 at the company’s Gavião Peixoto facility near São Paulo, Brazil. The Phenom 100 flight test fleet has logged more than 250 hours in more than 260 flights, according to Embraer.

January 22, 2008 - 11:11am

The FAA on Friday issued a request for comments on special conditions that would apply to Embraer’s Phenom 100 VLJ to cover “novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with aft-mounted engine fire protection.” In the request, the FAA included information about the Phenom 100’s maximum takeoff weight, one of the specifications for the jet that Embraer has not revealed publicly thus far.

January 22, 2008 - 11:11am

The FAA on Friday issued a request for comments on special conditions that would apply to Embraer’s Phenom 100 VLJ to cover “novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with aft-mounted engine fire protection.” In the request, the FAA included information about the Phenom 100’s maximum takeoff weight, one of the specifications for the jet that Embraer has not revealed publicly thus far.

December 4, 2007 - 12:05pm

JetBird, Europe’s planned new low-cost charter service, has raised €21 million ($31 million) in fresh capital through an oversubscribed private placement of equity to new and existing shareholders. The placement values the company at €101 million ($150 million) as it prepares to receive the first of 50 Embraer Phenom 100 very light jets in time to start operations in April 2009.

November 27, 2007 - 5:52am

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its third-quarter shipment and billings report, showing good news for business aviation OEMs that already have record backlogs. As the industry adapts to a market where for the first time, more aircraft orders come from outside the U.S.

November 26, 2007 - 7:11am

Embraer and Montreal-based training provider CAE announced a joint venture to provide pilot and maintenance training for the Brazilian airframer’s new Phenom 100 very light and Phenom 300 light jets. According to the agreement, CAE will begin initial training for pilots and technicians at its Dallas facility in the third quarter of next year, and at its Burgess Hill, UK center starting in early 2009.

 
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