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 is the seventh consecutive year the Phenom 300 is the most delivered light-business-jet, with more than 490 deliveries since entering the market in December 2009.
Michael Amalfitano, president and chief executive officer for Embraer Executive Jets, said: “The Phenom 300’s continued success in the market reflects our commitment to fascinate customers and deliver the ultimate customer experience in business aviation. The revolutionary interior design of the Phenom 300E adds even more value to this already popular model.”
Originally launched in 2005, the Phenom 300 has sustained more than half of the light-jet market share since 2012, operating in more than 30 countries with more than 780,000 flight hours.
The new Phenom 300E aircraft is designated ‘E’ for Enhanced, referring to its entirely redesigned cabin and the addition of the HD Cabin Management System/InFlight Entertainment (CMS/IFE), by Lufthansa Technik.
The innovative upper tech panel presents passengers with inflight information, while allowing for convenient interaction with cabin management controls, as well as the option of inflight entertainment with audio and video on demand via two slender swing-down seven-inch displays.
The unit also offers an enhanced cabin lighting scheme, with a broad range of ambient mood selections, as well as integrates sleek, silent gaspers enhancing acoustic comfort. Bluetooth connectivity also allows passengers to view inflight information on their personal devices.
The Phenom 300E is the fastest light-jet, having established several speed records with the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.