Embraer’s business jet fleet in Latin America has reached the 250-aircraft milestone with the deliveries of a Phenom 100EV and a Phenom 300E to two first-time Brazilian customers. An unidentified industrial firm selected the Phenom 100EV, while the Phenom 300E went to Agrojem, an agribusiness company.
Agrojem CEO José Eduardo Motta said the purchase became necessary as the company continued to grow. “Due to our continuous expansion of operations, we made the decision to transition from a turboprop to the new Phenom 300E,” Motta said. “With our previous aircraft, we flew 200 hours per year. Now, with the Phenom 300E, we expect to cover the same distance in just 120 hours per year, saving valuable time and resources.”
Embraer has delivered more than 550 Phenom 300s globally. The 300E, which is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW535E1 engines that provide for a high-speed cruise of 465 knots and a 2,010-nm range with five occupants and NBAA IFR reserves, is equipped with Embraer's runway overrun awareness and alerting system.
More than 380 Phenom 100s have been delivered worldwide. The Phenom 100EV is fitted with Embraer’s Oval Lite cross-section and designed with a roomier baggage compartment, along with the touchscreen-controlled Prodigy Touch flight deck based on the Garmin G3000 suite that enables single-pilot operation. The aircraft sports modified Pratt & Whitney PW617F1-E engines, which provide for a 405-knots high-speed cruise and up to 15 percent more thrust at hot-and-high airports.