Embraer delivers 1,500th business jet


Embraer has delivered its 1,500th business jet, a Phenom 300E, to Haute Aviation, a Swiss charter, brokerage and management company, after two decades of production.

“We are honoured to announce Embraer Executive Jet’s 1,500th delivery. This landmark delivery to Haute Aviation reflects our commitment to delivering the ultimate experience in business aviation,” said Michael Amalfitano, president & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets.

The Phenom 300E, with a non-stop range of 2,010 nautical miles (3,724 km), will allow Haute’s customers from Switzerland to fly domestically and across Europe. Haute Aviation is based at Saanen-Gstaad airport, which is nestled in the Swiss Alps and often considered a challenge to operators due to its location. However, the 300E’s runway and climb capabilities – thanks to its Synthetic Vision System (SVS) which provides enhanced situational awareness and its runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS) – make it suitable option for Saanen-Gstaad.

Catherine Tamagni, head of Marketing and Communication at Haute Aviation, said: “For us, the new Phenom 300E is the best product on the market to complete the range of our fleet. We believe the aircraft’s two engines will suit our passengers who prefer not to fly in a single-engine aircraft, as this allows for uncompromised range and payload performance.”

With over 950 customers flying 1,500 aircraft in more than 80 countries, Embraer’s executive aviation business has accumulated an annual growth rate of 22% since 2002, when the first executive jet model was delivered. Last year for example, one in every four small and midsize cabin jets delivered was an Embraer Phenom or Praetor, according to the OEM.