Embraer delivers first Phenom 300E
Embraer delivered 17 aircraft in the second quarter of this year. Of the 17 aircraft, 13 business jets and 4 commercial aircraft were delivered. Of the commercial aircraft, two E175 aircraft and two E190-E2 aircraft were delivered. The delivered business jets consist of the Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 650, Praetor 500, Preator 600 and the first Phenom 300E (see photo).
Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300E. This was ordered by law firm Dunham & Jones from Texas. The added E stands for ‘enhanced’ and means that the plane is faster due to new engines. The plane also has a larger flying range and a completely new interior. The Phenom 300E can fly more than 3700 kilometres with 5 passengers at a cruising speed of 464 kts (860 kilometres per hour).
Embraer delivered the 1600E-jet to Helvetic Airways. Helvetic Airways has exchanged 4 E190-E2 aircraft which are on order at Embraer for the larger variant E195-E2. Congo Airways has also adjusted the order. Instead of 2 E175 aircraft, Congo Airways now wants two E190-E2 aircraft. Congo Airways has also placed an option for 2 more aircraft.
(c) Photo: Embraer – Phenom 300E