Embraer launches Phenom 100 EV jet
Embraer Executive Jets has introduced a new variant of its entry-level Phenom 100.
The Phenom 100 EV features a new avionics suite with the Prodigy Touch flight deck, based on the Garmin G3000, and modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines, offering more speed with superior hot-and-high performance.
Mexico’s Across and Emirates Flight Training Academy are the launch customers for the Phenom 100 EV business jet.
Across operates out of the Toluca International Airport where the hot and high performance benefits the customers.
Emirates Flight Training Academy, due to open later this year recently upgraded its earlier order for five Phenom 100E to Phenom 100EV becoming the first flight training organisation in the world to train cadet pilots using this platform.
“The Phenom 100 revolutionized the entry-level segment when it set new standards for comfort, performance, and operating costs.”
Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets said: “The Phenom 100 revolutionized the entry-level segment when it set new standards for comfort, performance, and operating costs. The new Phenom 100 EV will deliver even greater performance and operational capability while preserving its low operating and maintenance costs.”
The Phenom 100 EV is due to enter service during the first half of 2017.
Pedro Corsi Amerlinck, CEO of Across said: “As Mexico’s premier air charter solutions provider, our customers expect a world-class experience. Now, with the addition of the Phenom 100 EV to our fleet, our customers will enjoy the unmatched cabin comfort of Embraer’s oval lite cross section, as well as the largest baggage capacity in the segment, all while flying non-stop routes, such as Toluca to Houston and Toluca to Cancun.”
Adel Al Redha, executive vice resident and chief operations officer of Emirates added: “We selected the Phenom 100 because we considered it to be the entry-level jet that will offer trainees unmatched systems integration and ease of operation, a high utilization design, low operating costs, airliner-grade performance and docile flying characteristics. Our cadets will benefit from next generation technology, speed and thrust for their training missions in the Phenom 100 EV.”