Embraer Executive Jets is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first flight of its Phenom 100 entry level business jet. A mockup of the aircraft was first displayed in 2006 at the Experimental Aviation Association’s annual airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The Phenom 100 was certified in December 2008, when the first aircraft was delivered to a customer. In 2009, JetSuite and Executive AirShare introduced the Phenom 100 into their fleets. By the end of 2010, 199 aircraft had been delivered and the Phenom 100 had become the most delivered business jet in the world.
In July 2016, the Phenom 100 EV was introduced, delivering greater performance, especially in hot-and-high operations, and the first aircraft was delivered to a customer in March 2017.
Now, with more than 350 aircraft are flying in 37 countries with owner-pilots, corporations, charter, and fractional operators. The aircraft is also used for preparing cadets for multi-engine jet operations, and is in use by flight training academies.
The Embraer Executive Jets’ Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 fleet is approaching 800 aircraft, and together, they have marked one million flight hours since entering service in late 2008 and 2009, respectively.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.