Embraer Executive Jets delivers first Phenom 100E in China

Embraer Executive Jets said it has delivered the first Phenom 100E in China.

The aircraft will be operated by Wanfeng Aviation Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Wanfeng Auto Holding Group.

Based in Zhejiang province, Wanfeng Auto Holding Group is a large private joint-stock enterprise with businesses in automotive parts, machinery, financial investments, as well as alternative energy and materials.

There are currently more than 320 Phenom 100s in operation in 26 countries.

Wanfeng Auto Holding Group is a joint-stock international enterprise. Since its establishment in 1994, it has expanded its businesses to auto parts, machinery, financial investment, alternative energy and new materials, and general aviation.

The Phenom 100E has a four-occupant range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), with NBAA IFR reserves. With a high-speed cruise of 390 knots, the Phenom 100E is one of the fastest jets in its class, with operating costs comparable to that of leading turbo-prop aircraft.

Embraer is a manufacturer of executive jets, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005.