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Embraer Phenom 100
Embraer Phenom 100 - N100EQ - Embraer EMB-500
2009 Embraer Phenom 100 (EMB-500)
N100EQ (sn 50000082)
Photo taken July 28, 2010
Sheboygan, WI - USA (SBM / KSBM)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

The Embraer Phenom 100 is a very light jet developed by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

Embraer Phenom 100 - N458LM - VLJ - Very Light Jet
2009 Embraer Phenom 100
N458LM (sn 50000019)
Picture taken July 28, 2010
Fond du Lac, WI - (FLD / KFLD)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler
Embraer Phenom 100 - N32KC - Embraer Executive Jet
Embraer Phenom 100
N32KC (sn 50000063)
Image taken July 29, 2010
Oshkosh (EAA AirVenture Fly-in), WI - USA (OSH / KOSH)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

Design

It has a capacity for 4 passengers in its normal configuration, but it can carry up to 6-7 passengers with a single crew, optional side facing seat and belted toilet. It has a maximum flying range of 1,178 nautical miles with 4 occupants and NBAA IFR Reserves. As of 1 January 2009, its price is US$ 3.6 million, with the first aircraft delivered in December 2008.

Powerplant

The aircraft is fitted with two rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617-F turbofan engines rated at a take-off thrust of 1,695 lb to ISA+10. The engines have dual full authority digital engine control (FADEC). An automatic performance reserve (APR) feature boosts engine output to 1,777 lb in the event of engine failure on take-off.

Programme Milestones

  • April 2005: Embraer's Board of Directors approves of Embraer introduction into the Very Light and Light jet categories.
  • May 3, 2005: Embraer launches the Very Light Jet and Light Jet aircraft to complement its executive jets portfolio.
  • October 6, 2005: BMW Group DesignworksUSA selected to design the aircraft cabin interiors.
  • November 8, 2005: Embraer selects Garmin to supply the integrated avionics suite for its new Light and Very Light Jets. Embraer's chooses the name Prodigy for its flight decks.
  • November 9, 2005: Embraer revealed the names of its new very light and light jets – the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 at the annual NBAA convention together with full-scale mock-ups of the aircraft.
  • June 7, 2006: First metal cut for the Phenom 100 program.
  • June 29, 2006: First run of the Phenom 100's PW617F engine performed at Pratt & Whitney Canada facilities.
  • June 16, 2007: First Phenom 100 was rolled out at the Company's headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
  • July 26, 2007: First flight of Phenom 100.
  • December 9, 2008: Brazil's National Civil Aviation Authority (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) type certification.
  • December 12, 2008: FAA type certification.
  • December 24, 2008: First delivery of Phenom 100 to private customer.
  • April 24, 2009: EASA type certification.
  • August 16, 2009: Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) type certification.

Operators

  • Pakistan - Pakistan Air Force - 3 aircraft ordered for transporting VIPs.
  • Portugal - Helibravo Aviação, Lda
  • United Kingdom - FlairJet - Europes first and only commercial operator of Phenom 100 and 300 Aircraft
  • United States - GOLD AVIATION - USA's First fleet customer and current charter operator of the Phenom 100. Purdue University

Aircraft deliveries

Embraer was originally planning to deliver 15 Phenom 100s in 2008 and 120-150 aircraft in 2009 but ended up only delivering two aircraft in 2008 and had to trim its 2009 plan to 110 aircraft.

Number of deliveries:

  • Year 2008 - 2
  • Year 2009 - 97
  • Year 2010 - 67

Specifications

General characteristics
Crew: 1 pilot
Capacity: 4 passengers standard (6 maximum)
Payload: 595 kg (1,312 lb)
Length: 12.80 m (42 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 12.30 m (40 ft 4 in)
Height: 4.4 m (14 ft 3 in)
Empty weight: 3,235 kg (7,132 lb)
Useful load: 1,535 kg (3,384 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 4,750 kg (10,472 lb)
Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F-E turbofans, 7.2 kN (1,695 lbf) each

Performance
Maximum speed: 722 km/h (390 ktas)
Range: 2,182 km (NBAA IFR reserves, 4 occupants) (1,178 NM)
Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft)

Last updated August 30, 2010
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