Embraer's Best-selling Jet Gets Even More Phenomenal

 - January 31, 2020, 9:30 AM
The upgraded Embraer Phenom 300E will come standard with additional speed and range, a quieter cabin, and more capable avionics. Deliveries are set to begin in May 2020. (Photo: Embraer Executive Jets)

Embraer Executive Jets today announced an upgraded Phenom 300 that can fly faster and farther, offers a quieter cabin, and has more capable avionics. Deliveries of the enhanced Phenom 300E are expected to begin in May, the company said. This builds on enhancements Embraer announced for the light jet about two years ago.

The upgraded twinjet, with a baseline list price of $9.65 million, now boasts a top speed of Mach 0.80—versus Mach 0.78 on previous Phenom 300/300Es—thanks to a pair of new, Fadec-equipped Pratt & Whitney PW535E1 turbofans that each produce 3,478 pounds of thrust, 118 more pounds than the PW535E found on predecessors. Range also rises to 2,010 nm, up from 1,971 nm.

Inside, the aircraft will incorporate noise-reduction improvements that result in a quieter cabin and better flight crew seat tracking that provides more legroom. Additionally, an optional premium interior borrows features from the award-winning Bossa Nova design of the Praetor 600, including carbon fiber materials, unique stitching, and piano-black coloring. The Bossa Nova package adds $150,000 for trim and finishing only.

Its upgraded Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, which is based on the Garmin G3000 avionics suite, adds capabilities such as a runway overrun awareness and alerting system, predictive windshear, emergency descent mode, performance and takeoff/landing data (PERF/TOLD), and FAA Datacom. The new Phenom 300E also has an available option for 4G connectivity via a Gogo Avance L5 system.