In early April, Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300E business jet, after receiving its type certificate in the first quarter of 2018 from the US Civil Aviation Authority – the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Safety Agency (EASA) and the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC – Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). The new light jet model was launched at the National Business Aviation Association -NBAA – in October 2017. The new aircraft is designated “E” for “Enhanced” in reference to its fully redesigned cabin and the addition of the cabin management system developed by Lufthansa Technik. The Phenom 300, the new model’s predecessor, has been the best-selling, most-delivered lightweight business jet in the last six years.

“We are delighted to deliver the first Phenom 300E on time, only five months after the launch, with very positive feedback from customers and the market,” said Michael Amalfitano, President of the Business Aviation Division at Embraer, before adding: “I would like to congratulate our teams, who have worked passionately to put another bestseller on the market, offering real added value to our customers. The Phenom 300E builds on the development of the Legacy 450 and 500. The application of this design in the Phenom 300E has made the cabin roomier, with more customization options and easier serviceability.