Embraer Executive Jets delivered 53 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2018, according to a report issued by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA); this makes it the world’s “most delivered light business jet” for the seventh consecutive year, and it has now accrued more than 490 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009.
Originally launched in 2005, the Phenom 300 has taken more than half of the light jet market since 2012. The aircraft is operating in more than 30 countries and has accumulated more than 780,000 flight hours.
) is continuously investing in the competitiveness of the Phenom 300, with enhancements to its comfort, technology and operational efficiency.
The new Phenom 300E (E for Enhanced) was announced in October 2017 and entered service just five months later.
It is the fastest light jet in its class, having established several speed records with the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
It can cruise at a speed of 453 knots, has a six-occupant range of 13,650km and can fly at 13,700m. It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines, each with 3,360lb of thrust.
Meanwhile, Embraer delivered a total of 181 jets in 2018, of which 90 were commercial aircraft and 91 were executive jets (64 light and 27 large).
The deliveries were within the ‘outlook ranges’ for the year of 85 to 95 for the commercial aviation market, although business aviation market deliveries were below the 105 to 125 outlook (as disclosed by Embraer during its recent meeting with investors and analysts at the New York Stock Exchange).
In the fourth quarter of 2018, Embraer delivered 33 commercial jets and 36 executive jets (24 light and 12 large). As
of 31 December, the firm’s order book totalled $16.3 billion.