Phenom 300 certified

Embraer’s Phenom 300 light executive jet was certified Dec. 14 by the FAA, which granted its Type Certificate following the same action by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) Dec. 3. First deliveries should begin in the coming weeks, according to company officials.

The Phenom 300’s maximum range, originally designed to be 1,800 nm, has been extended to 1,971 nm with six occupants and NBAA IFR reserves. Runway performance also improved over the initial targets, according to Embraer officials. Takeoff field length, at maximum takeoff weight, is now 3,138 feet, considerably better than the original 3,700 feet, while landing distance at maximum landing weight improved to 2,621 feet, or 329 feet shorter than the targeted 2,950 feet, officials add.

Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535-E engines, the jet’s top speed of 453 knots (True Air Speed – TAS) was validated during the flight test campaign. Certified without restrictions, the Phenom 300 is able to fly according to Visual and Instrument Flight Rules, day or night, and into known or forecasted icing conditions. The aircraft also operates within Stage IV external noise requirements, having been certified with a cumulative margin of 24 EPNdB.

The jet is equipped with the Prodigy flight deck,which is based on the Garmin G1000 avionics suite and is certified for single-pilot operation.

Effective Feb. 1, 2010, the list price of the Phenom 300 will be US$ 8.14 million, under 2010 economic conditions, for FAA certified aircraft.

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