On July 27, 2016, Embraer Executive Jets launched an evolution of its entry-level Phenom 100 business jet, the Phenom 100 EV. Featuring a new Prodigy Touch flight deck, based on the Garmin G3000, and modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines that offer more speed with superior hot-and-high performance, the Phenom 100 EV will enter the market in the first half of 2017.
The aircraft will enjoy dual launch customers, each with unique operating requirements. Mexico’s Across, a premium business aviation services provider, will benefit from the aircraft’s hot-and-high performance out of its base at Toluca International Airport (TLC). Emirates Flight Training Academy, the new world-class training facility set up by Emirates Airlines to address the industry’s growing demand for pilots, and due to open later this year, recently upgraded its earlier order for five Phenom 100E to the Phenom 100EV, becoming the first flight training organization in the world to train cadet pilots using this platform.
“The Phenom 100 revolutionized the entry-level segment when it set new standards for comfort, performance, and operating costs,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The new Phenom 100 EV will deliver even greater performance and operational capability while preserving its low operating and maintenance costs.”
The Phenom 100 EV features modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines, with 1,730 pounds of thrust, reaching a 405 ktas high speed cruise and up to 15% more thrust at hot-and-high airports, which equates to more range and a faster time to climb. The aircraft has a four-occupant range of 1,178 nautical miles, with NBAA IFR reserves.
The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation, with situational awareness enhanced by the advanced man-machine interface of the touchscreen-controlled Prodigy Touch flight deck, based on the Garmin G3000, featuring larger HD displays, split screen capability, and a new weather radar.
The Phenom 100 EV is the evolution of the roomiest aircraft in its class, bringing interior enhancements, such as a new floor sill that features a straight line design to increase the aisle area, and relocated power outlets with USB chargers. The aircraft offers eleven interior design collections, abundant natural light from large windows, even in the private rear lavatory, a feature typically only seen in larger aircraft, which is also the case of the refreshment center, the integrated air stair, and the largest baggage compartment in its class.
As of today, close to 350 Phenom 100 jets are operating in 37 countries. For further information, visit www.embraerexecutivejets.com