Embraer has announced it has delivered another Phenom 100EV to a mystery Australian customer.
The arrival is the second in the last 12 months in this country for the $5.49 million business jet.
The original Phenom 100 first flew on 26 July 2007, and its improved variant, the 100E, arrived in 2014. This latest model, the 100EV, entered service in 2017 and features two Pratt & Whitney PW617F1-E engines, each producing 1,730 pounds of thrust.
It also boasts the range’s largest entry door, widest and tallest cabin and requires only a single-pilot certification.
“With a high-speed cruise of 406 knots and range of 1,180 nautical miles, the Phenom 100EV combines the performance of a jet with the operating costs of a turboprop, transcending the perception of what an entry-level jet can do,” said Embraer in a statement.
“The fleet of Embraer Executive Jets in the Asia-Pacific and China region stands at over 90 aircraft in more than 10 countries. In Australia, Embraer Executive Jets has Authorised Service Centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in addition to services and support personnel based in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Last month, World of Aviation reported that KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, took delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 in a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in Brazil.
This first E2 delivery to KLM, and lessor ICBC Aviation Leasing, brings the total number of Embraer jets in the KLM Cityhopper fleet to 50.
The total order for 35 jets, 25 firm orders with options for 10 more, will be leased to KLM from ICBC Aviation Leasing (10) and Aircastle (15).
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