Embraer gained a trio of certifications for the latest round of Phenom 300E enhancements that enable the aircraft to fly faster and farther, provide a quieter cabin, and upgrade the avionics. The Brazilian ANAC, U.S. FAA, and European Union Aviation Safety Agency all have signed off on the enhanced Phenom 300E, the company said Friday, adding the aircraft met all of the certification goals.
Unveiled earlier this year, the enhancement package includes new Fadec-equipped Pratt & Whitney PW535E1 turbofans that produce 3,478 pounds of thrust each, 118 pounds more than the predecessor PW535E on earlier versions of the light jet. The new turbofans boost the speed of the Phenom 300E from the previous Mach 0.78 to Mach 0.80. Range is now 2,010 nm with NBAA IFR reserves, an increase over the previous 1,971 nm. Meanwhile, takeoff distance is 3,209 feet and unfactored landing distance is 2,212 feet.
As for avionics upgrades, the enhanced Phenom 300E is now equipped with capabilities including runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS), predictive wind shear, emergency descent mode, PERF, TOLD, and FAA Datacom, among others. Embraer said the ROAAS approvals marks a first for the industry.
Single-pilot capable, the flight deck is fitted with a Prodigy Touch Flight Deck that is based on the Garmin G3000 suite. Embraer adjusted the pilot and copilot seat tracking to provide more legroom. The Phenom 300E is also equipped for 4G connectivity through Gogo Avance L5.
In the cabin, Oval Lite features are enhanced to reduce cabin noise. Embraer is offering an optional Bossa Nova Edition interior that was first designed for the Praetor 600. The cabin design incorporates adjustable lighting, touchscreen monitors, flush gaspers, and the nice HD by Lufthansa Technik advanced cabin control system.