Embraer delivers first Phenom 300 light jet in South Africa

Both Phenom executive jets are now flying in the country

São José dos Campos, October 2010 – Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300 light executive jet, last September, to a South African customer, John McCormick, CEO of McCormick Property Developments. The ceremony took place at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, just a few months after the first Phenom 100 entered operation in South Africa.

“We are especially honored to see our entry level and light jets enter service in South Africa,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President Marketing and Sales – Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Executive Jets. “With state-of-the-art technologies, spacious and luxurious cabin interiors, and a comprehensive support structure, the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 are best-inclass business jets. We anticipate that they will be an outstanding fit for the South African executive aviation market.”

The Phenom 300 was launched in 2005 to establish new standards of comfort and performance in the light jet category. The aircraft went into operation in December 2009, after being certified by aviation agencies in Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and in the United States (Federal Aviation Administration – FAA). This year, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the type certificate for the jet, and, in July, it was approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

The airplane accommodates up to 11 occupants in a spacious and pleasant setting, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, short runway capability, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features.

The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS), and can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from Cape Town (South Africa) to Luanda (Angola); from London (U.K.) to Athens (Greece); from Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); or from Brasília (Brazil) to Buenos Aires (Argentina). For more information on Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com.


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