Embraer has redesigned the cabin of its Phenom 300 light jet, which entered the market in 2009. The Phenom 300E – the ‘E’ stands for ‘Enhanced’ – features an application of the Embraer DNA design first seen in the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, as well as Lufthansa Technik’s nice HD CMS/IFE. Deliveries are scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2018.
Seats, tables, sideledges, sidewalls and valances have all been redesigned, resulting in more cabin space and an expanded aisle. The seats were designed by Embraer and will be made by Embraer Aero Seating Technologies in Titusville, Florida. They feature broader backs, extendable headrests with bolsters, retractable armrests and extendable leg rests.
“The Embraer DNA design prioritizes ergonomics, values craftsmanship and has a keen appreciation for design,” said Jay Beever, vice president of interior design at Embraer Executive Jets. “The Phenom 300E not only elevates the passenger experience with an intelligent design, it also improves our customers’ ownership experience by driving aircraft value through simple cabin maintenance and redesign capabilities.”
A key feature is the upper technology panel, which has been implemented along the centerline of the ceiling. It integrates cabin management controls, new silent gaspers and ambient mood lighting. Passengers can view inflight information on the panel or on their PEDs via Bluetooth. There is also an AVOD IFE option whereby two 7in displays swing down from the upper technology panel.
The Phenom 300E can fly 1,971 nautical miles (3,650km) with six people and NBAA IFR reserves. Other highlights include a baggage compartment, externally serviced lavatory, 6,600ft maximum cabin altitude, temperature zones for cockpit and cabin, a wardrobe and refreshment center, voice and data communications options and an air stair.
October 18, 2017