Embraer delivers NetJets’ 25th Phenom 300
NetJets has received its 25th Phenom 300 business jet, after the fractional jet ownership signed a purchase agreement for 50 Phenom aircraft, plus 75 options, in October 2010. The total value of the deal may exceed $1 billion, if all options are exercised.
Marco Túlio Pellegrini, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets says: “We are absolutely delighted with this delivery to NetJets, just over a year after the first Phenom 300 joined their fleet. The Phenom 300 was the most delivered business aircraft in 2013, and we are thrilled with its success among NetJets’ customers.”
The aircraft delivered is also the 200th Phenom 300 manufactured by the company. The delivery ceremony took place at the Embraer assembly facility in Melbourne, Florida, where this aircraft was produced. Over 70 Phenom jets have been assembled in Melbourne and delivered primarily to customers in the North American market.
Chuck Suma, senior vice president of Global Asset Management, Global Procurement, and Global Process Improvement, NetJets Inc. says: “The Signature Series Phenom 300 is our best-selling aircraft right now and a core part of our NetJets fleet.”
“In fact, it is selling so well that we have asked Embraer to accelerate the delivery schedule, which will add four additional jets this year. By the end of 2014, we will have 35 Signature Series Phenom 300s in our fleet,” Suma adds.
Melbourne facility began operations in 2011 with the assembly of the Phenom 100. Production of the Phenom 300 began in August 2012. The balance of NetJets’ Phenom 300 order, in addition to any options exercised, will also be produced in Melbourne.