Embraer Executive Jets is extending the scheduled maintenance requirements for its Phenom light jets from every 600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever comes first, to every 800 hours or 12 months. The extension marks a 33 percent maintenance interval improvement and is a result of the Phenom 100 and 300 fleet performance in the model series’ first 10 years. High-volume operators, such as charter and fractional companies, are the ones to benefit most from the extension.
“Conceived as clean-sheet designs to be the best in their respective classes, the Phenom 100 and 300 series aircraft were built for high utilization,” said Embraer Services and Support president and CEO Johann Bordais. “Now, 11 years after the first delivery, with a fleet of more than 900 jets in operation, our customer support and engineering team can reaffirm, once again, that our products are even better than the initial specification.”
More than 1.7 million flight hours and 1.4 million cycles have been accumulated by the Phenom fleet since the first delivery of a Phenom 100 in December 2008.