Embraer delivers US-built Phenom 300 business jet
Embraer delivered its first US-built Phenom 300 business jet to an undisclosed customer on 29 March 2013. The customer will use the aircraft to connect his business network in the US.
“This is a major milestone for Embraer Executive Jets and proves the maturity of our assembly facilities,” said Phil Krull, managing director Melbourne Assembly, Embraer Executive Jets. “We have quickened the manufacturing pace and will be able to accommodate a more demanding schedule. This is a testament to the hard work and professionalism of our employees both here and in Brazil.”
The customer delivery comes after Embraer Executive Jets’ Flight Department took delivery of the first Phenom 300 off the Melbourne assembly line. That aircraft is now being used as a demonstrator.
“Market acceptance of the Phenom 300 has been very high,” said Bob Knebel, vice president Sales – North America. “We have found the Phenom 300 to be particularly well received by owner-operators, corporate flight departments and leading fractional providers. This acceptance led to the Phenom 300 being the most delivered aircraft in the light-jet category in 2012.”