Embraer delivers 63 Phenom 300 aircraft, highest volume of any business jet model in 2016

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the company said.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, and it has accumulated 266 deliveries since 2013. The Phenom 300 fleet has sustained more than half of the light jet market share since 2012. The aircraft is in operation in 30 countries and has accumulated close to 500,000 flight hours.

The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest light jets, with a high speed cruise of 453 knots and a six-occupant range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. It has established several speed records with the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

With the best climb and field performance in its class, the Phenom 300 costs less to operate and maintain than its peers. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines with 3,200 pounds of thrust each.

The Phenom 300 also offers a spacious cabin, large windows, seats with recline and full movement capability, and the best pressurization among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). It has distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment center, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system.

Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services. The company is a manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats. It maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe.