Embraer Executive Jets has launched an evolution of its entry-level Phenom 100 business jet, the Phenom 100 EV.
The aircraft features a new avionics suite with the Prodigy Touch flight deck, based on the Garmin G3000, and modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines. The aircraft is scheduled to enter the market in the first half of 2017.
The Phenom 100 EV will have a 405 ktas high-speed cruise and up to 15% more thrust at hot-and-high airports. The aircraft has a four-occupant range of 1,178 nautical miles with NBAA IFR reserves.
Interior enhancements include a new floor sill, featuring a straight line design to increase the aisle area, and relocated power outlets with USB chargers. Other highlights include a private rear lavatory, refreshment center and integrated air stair. The aircraft features 11 interior design collections.
There will be two launch customers. Mexico’s Across, a business aviation services provider, will operate it from its base at Toluca International Airport. Meanwhile, Emirates Flight Training Academy, a training facility set up by Emirates Airlines and due to open later in 2016, has upgraded its earlier order for five Phenom 100E to Phenom 100 EV.
“The Phenom 100 revolutionized the entry-level segment when it set new standards for comfort, performance and operating costs,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president and 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.”
August 3, 2016