Embraer delivered its 600th Phenom 300-series light twinjet today, the Brazilian airframer announced. The milestone delivery to Superior Capital Holdings of Fayetteville, Arkansas, represents the first jet for Superior, which previously operated a turboprop single and was looking to upgrade to an aircraft that would provide enhanced cabin comfort, speed, and range. Many of Superior's trips are on routes of more than 1,000 nm.
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW535E1 engines, Superior's Phenom 300E—which features upgraded avionics, Gogo Avance L5 connectivity, improved cabin soundproofing, and extended cockpit seat tracking—has a five-passenger range of 2,010 nm with NBAA IFR reserves and a high-speed cruise of 464 ktas. Since ANAC type certification in December 2009 followed by FAA and EASA certification in May 2010, Embraer has delivered the Phenom 300 and 300E to customers in more than 35 countries, with the fleet accumulating more than 1.2 million flight hours.
Final assembly of Phenom 100s and 300s is performed at Embraer's facility in Melbourne, Florida. The company delivered 50 Phenom 300/300Es last year and nine 300Es in the first quarter.