Embraer has delivered its first enhanced Phenom 300E with a Bossa Nova edition interior since announcing the refreshed aircraft in January. The first customer copy of the Bossa Nova edition—an interior that was first designed for the Praetor 600—was delivered last week to Joe Howley, co-founder of Patient Airlift Services (PALS), at a ceremony at Embraer’s Global Customer Center in Melbourne, Florida.
The twinjet will be used to promote the group’s mission to organize free air transportation for people requiring medical diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially. “We are humbled knowing the Phenom 300E will aid the vital role served by PALS, and we know its passengers will be well-served by the best cabin environment and lowest cabin altitude in the light-jet class,” said Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO Michael Amalfitano.
The Bossa Nova edition features carbon fiber accents, piano black surfaces, and Embraer’s Ipanema sew style. It’s part of an enhanced package of improvements to Embraer’s light jet. Those other improvements include more powerful Fadec-equipped Pratt & Whitney PW535E1 turbofans, upgraded avionics capabilities such as runway overrun awareness and alerting system, and predictive wind shear as well as cabin improvements like adjustable lighting, touchscreen monitors, and the Nice HD by Lufthansa Technik advanced cabin control system.
Embraer delivered the first enhanced 300E in June.