Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first Phenom 300E, an updated version of the Phenom 300 with an entirely new cabin, on Thursday. This follows recent type certifications of the light jet from the FAA, EASA, and Brazil’s ANAC.
The Phenon 300E—the “E” stands for “enhanced”—was launched and made its debut at NBAA 2017 in October. Cabin enhancements include new customizable seats, available in a wide choice of leathers and stitching, that incorporate extendable headrests with bolsters, extendable leg rests, and retractable armrests. Seat coverings can also be easily removed for repair or replacement.
The table, side ledge, side wall, and valence designs are also new, while the cabin is more spacious thanks to a three-inch-wider aisle and an additional inch of headroom compared with the Phenom 300. Embraer's 300E also incorporates an upper technology panel along the centerline of the cabin ceiling and a Lufthansa Technik nice high-definition cabin management/in-flight entertainment system.
John McCormick, a South Africa businessman, said the 300E’s “interior architecture and design are modern and all the customization options allowed us to make the aircraft perfect for us.” The new airplane replaces his Phenom 300.
Because the 300E has all-new interior attach points and the seats have different rails, the updated cabin cannot be retrofitted to the approximately 450 in-service Phenom 300s.