LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, October 9, 2017 — Embraer today unveiled the Phenom 300E light jet, its newest business aircraft, during a press conference at the NBAA Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA/BACE). The “E” denotes “enhanced” — a reference to the Phenom 300’s thoroughly redesigned cabin and the addition of Lufthansa Technik nice HD CMS/IFE. The Phenom 300E is making its debut at the NBAA/BACE static display at Henderson Airport.
The Phenom 300 entered the market in 2009. It has led the light jet segment since 2012, and has been the most delivered business jet since 2013. More than 400 Phenom 300s are currently in service around the world. Deliveries of the Phenom 300E will start in 1Q 2018.
Embraer has applied what it calls DNA Design, first introduced in the midsize Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, to the Phenom 300E. The result is a more spacious cabin, with more customization options and greater ease of maintainability. Seat improvements include a broader back, extendable head rest, retractable arm rest, and ergonomically improved leg rest. New table, side ledge, side wall, and valance designs help create expanded aisle clearance and increased cabin space.
The aircraft’s seats were designed and engineered by Embraer and will be manufactured at Embraer Aero Seating Technologies (EAST) in Titusville, FL.
Embraer Executive Jets VP Interior Design Jay Beever observed that the Phenom 300E “not only elevates the passenger experience with an intelligent design — it also improves our customer’s ownership experience by driving aircraft value through simple cabin maintenance and redesign capabilities.”
The Phenom 300E features an industry-exclusive “upper technology panel” along the centerline of the cabin ceiling, which Embraer says significantly improves passenger ergonomics. The panel provides passengers with inflight information, and allows convenient interaction with CMS controls. An on-demand IFE system incorporates two slimline swing-down seven-inch displays. Bluetooth connectivity lets passengers view inflight information on their personal devices. The unit also offers an enhanced cabin lighting scheme and includes sleek, silent gaspers.
According to Embraer Executive Jets President & CEO Michael Amalfitano, the Phenom 300E “sets a new standard in value and customer experience [and] reflects our commitment to fascinate our customers.”
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