Embraer has unveiled enhancements to the Phenom 300 series, spanning comfort, technology and performance. On the Phenom 300E, these include the availability of the Bossa Nova interior option; a quieter cabin; and an increase of nearly 40% in terms of pilot and co-pilot seat tracking, giving more legroom in the cockpit. Embraer’s noise-reduction efforts have focused on reducing overall inflight cabin levels, high-frequency noises and noises during boarding.
The Bossa Nova interior was originally introduced in 2018 on the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600. The interior features carbon fibre materials, special stitching and piano-black colouring. Inspired by the famous sidewalks of Rio de Janeiro, the custom quilted design is complemented by tuxedo stitching and colour accent details on the divan. The Bossa Nova interior for the Praetor 600 won best design in the 2019 International Yacht & Aviation Awards in the interior design/VIP completion category.
The Phenom 300E also now flies faster – Embraer believes it is the first single-pilot jet to reach Mach 0.80. The aircraft now delivers a high-speed cruise of 464 knots and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles (3,724km) with NBAA IFR reserves.
Meanwhile, avionics upgrades on the Phenom 300E include a runway overrun awareness and alerting system, predictive windshear, Emergency Descent Mode, PERF, TOLD and FAA Datacom. The runway overrun awareness and alerting system acts as an additional pilot and warns if the aircraft’s approach is too steep or too fast. Embraer has patented and certified this technology. Additionally, the Phenom 300E now comes with a 4G connection via Gogo Avance L5.
“Despite the Phenom 300’s extraordinary success in the past decade, our team of visionaries is always striving to deliver the ultimate experience to our customers, which means taking an industry-leading aircraft and making it even better, faster and safer,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Boundless imagination and intelligent engineering gave birth to the Phenom 300E, and it is with that same spirit that we continue enhancing the most popular business jet of the decade.”
Deliveries of the new Phenom 300E with these enhancements will begin in May 2020; some features are optional.
Originally launched in 2005, the Phenom 300 series is in operation in more than 30 countries and has accumulated more than one million flight hours. In October 2017, the new Phenom 300E was announced and entered service five months later. The new aircraft will continue to be designated ‘E’ for ‘Enhanced’.