300 up for Phenom jet family
Company recently delivered 300th Phenom business jet
Embraer recently delivered
the 300th Phenom jet, capping off the latest series of milestones which
includes the assembly and first flight of the initial aircraft from the
Company’s year-old Melbourne facility in Florida.
Embraer recently shifted
global operations for its business jets from Brazil
where it is creating 200 engineering and technical jobs.
“With the delivery to a US
customer of a Phenom 300 jet, the 300th delivery in the Phenom line, Embraer
has achieved a true milestone,” said Robert Knebel, vice president Sales for North America, Embraer Executive Jets. “The success of
the Phenoms can be seen in the diversity of our customers, which include
private individuals, corporations, universities, fractional, charter, flying
schools and motor racing executives. Fifty percent of the Phenom deliveries
have been taken by North American customers, with Latin American operators
accounting for another 30%. Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) account
for 17%, while Asia accounts for 3% of the
Deliveries have been building since December 2008, when the Phenom 100 entered
in service. In 2009, deliveries rose to 98, along with another 126 in 2010. In
2011, there were 83 deliveries.