Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Phenom 300 gets DGCA certification

Neelam Mathews
Sept 14, 2011

Embraer has received type acceptance for its Phenom 300 light executive jet from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

We are very pleased that the Phenom 300 has been accepted in India and continues to extend its application around the world. We look forward to having our Indian customers, operators and passengers enjoy the benefits of this sublime aircraft and finally experience the utility and comfort of this best in class jet for themselves,” said José Eduardo Costas, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Embraer Executive Jets.

With a range of range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, the aircraft is capable of connecting the main hubs of Delhi and Mumbai with every major city in India. Further afield, it is also capable of flying nonstop from Delhi to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Phuket in Thailand, and Male in the Maldives. From Bangalore, it can fly nonstop to Chengu in China, Hanoi in Vietnam, and Singapore.

The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in its category with speeds of 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS) and with superior take off performance for a jet in its category (take-off field length is 3,138 feet or 956 meters), says Embraer.

First certified in December 2009 by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Phenom 300 is now accepted in almost 40 countries including Indonesia, Australia, Denmark, France, Morocco, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, amongst others.

Its clean-sheet design has allowed Embraer to marry the best in available technology with superior design. An intelligent cabin developed in conjunction with BMW Group Designworks US features an Ovalite cabin design that provides more legroom and headroom for up to 11 occupants and the largest galley, windows and cockpit in its class. Functional aesthetics extend into the cockpit thanks to large displays and a Prodigy flight deck with synthetic vision system (SVS). A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s other distinctive features. 

Last year Embraer delivered 26 units of the Phenom 300 globally. Together with deliveries of 100 units of its lighter sibling, the Phenom 100, Embraer’s Phenom family of executive jets were the most delivered executive jets in the world in 2010. In total, the Company delivered 145 executive jets during the year, an increase of 23 aircraft over 2009, which was the highest, in absolute terms, among all manufacturers. Embraer’s 2010 market share reached 19%, or almost one in every five executive jets delivered, worldwide, was produced by Embraer.

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