Embraer has passed a milestone with its 250th business jet delivery in Latin America. The OEM delivered a Phenom 100EV to an industrial company that made the purchase to “maintain crucial business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic”, while a Phenom 300E was delivered to Agrojem, an agribusiness firm. The two separate customers are both Brazilian, and both making their first jet purchase.
“We are proud to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation to two new valued customers from Embraer’s home country of Brazil,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “These deliveries are proof of the inherent value of business aviation, in that each company is purchasing their first business jet for the exclusive time efficiencies and cost savings, as well as the privacy, health and safety benefits.”
“Due to our continuous expansion of operations, we made the decision to transition from a turboprop to the new Phenom 300E,” said José Eduardo Motta, CEO of Agrojem. “With our previous aircraft, we flew 200 hours per year. Now, with the Phenom 300E, we expect to cover the same distance in just 120 hours per year, saving valuable time and resources. The Phenom 300E is truly a time-saving machine. Beyond reducing our travel time, the aircraft also creates the opportunity for continuous connectivity and the seamless ability to work in transit.”
The Phenom 100EV is an entry-level jet certified for single-pilot operations. Embraer highlights its Oval Lite cross-section, baggage compartment and airstair as key features. More than 380 of these aircraft have been delivered.
The Phenom 300E light jet is also certified for single-pilot operations and can reach Mach 0.80. Features include a runway overrun awareness and alerting system, 6,600ft maximum cabin altitude and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles with NBAA IFR reserves. Embraer has made more than 550 Phenom 300 deliveries.
Embraer says its Phenom jets are a preeminent example of the benefits of business aviation, especially in the COVID-19 era. Not only will both aircraft deliver point-to-point transport, but the Phenoms are equipped with features designed for a healthy travel environment. The air-management system on the Phenoms entirely cycles the air on board every two minutes, and the interiors are designed with low-touch surfaces. Additionally, Embraer has tested and approved the use of MicroShield360 – a preventative coating system for aircraft interiors that is designed to inhibit the growth of microbes on surfaces, continuously.