Embraer Phenom 100
|EMB-500 Phenom 100|
|Role||Very light jet|
|First flight||26 July 2007|
US$4.4 million for an FAA compliant, 2013 delivery
|Variants||Embraer Phenom 300|
The Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 [a] is a very light jet developed by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. It has been type certificated as the Embraer EMB-500, with 300 units delivered by 2014.
The Phenom 100 has a capacity for four passengers in its normal configuration, but it can carry up to seven passengers with a single crew, with optional side facing seat and belted toilet. The cabin interior is designed by BMW DesignworksUSA. It has a maximum flying range of 1,178 nmi (2,182 km) with four occupants and NBAA IFR Reserves. The first aircraft was delivered in December 2008, when price was US$ 3.6 million, while price was $4.5 million in 2015. It has an oval fuselage with a 282 ft3 passenger cabin, a 1.47m-high by 0.74m-wide (4.5'x2.1') door and 1.2'x1' windows, and an unpressurized 1.70m3 (60ft3) cargo hold. Its structural life is 28,000 flight cycles or 35,000 hours, built of 20% composite materials. A Phenom 100 may cost around US$2-3/mile to operate, whereas the G650 and similar may cost $5–6.
The aircraft is fitted with two rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617-F turbofan engines rated at a take-off thrust of 1,695 lb to ISA+10. The engines have dual full authority digital engine control (FADEC). An automatic performance reserve (APR) feature boosts engine output to 1,777 lb in the event of engine failure on take-off. Later model PW 617 F-E models have a 10-minute thrust rating at 1,820 lb.
In April 2005 Embraer's Board of Directors approved the development of Very Light and Light jets. On November 9, the company announced at the annual NBAA convention that the very light jet would be called the Phenom 100, it also displayed a full-scale mock-up of the aircraft.
The aircraft first flew on July 26, 2007 at São José dos Campos, Brazil. It was awarded a type certificate from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Authority on December 9, 2008
On December 24, 2008 the first aircraft was delivered to a customer.
- Phenom 100
- Phenom 100E - Includes multifunction spoilers.
The aircraft is operated by many private individuals, companies, fractionals, charter operators, aircraft management companies, and military operators.
- RAF, Royal Navy On 24 October 2014 the UK Ministry of Defence announced its preferred bidder for the Military Flying Training System programme. Affinity's system will involve Phenom 100s in the multi-engine trainer rôle for both RAF and Royal Navy pilots.
Embraer was originally planning to deliver 15 Phenom 100s in 2008 and 120–150 aircraft in 2009 but it ended up only delivering two aircraft in 2008 and had to trim its 2009 plan to 97 aircraft. Embraer had about 30 orders in late 2014.
|Number of deliveries||2||97||100||41||29||30||19|
Incidents and accidents
- December 8, 2014: A Embraer Phenom 100 with tail number N100EQ crashed into a suburban home in Gaithersburg, MD, while on approach to runway at Montgomery County Airpark. Six people were killed, three in the plane, three in a home on the ground.
Data from Embraer Phenom 100 brochure
- Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
- Capacity: 4 passengers standard (6 maximum)
- Payload: 595 kg (1,312 lb)
- Length: 12.80 m (42 ft 1 in)
- Wingspan: 12.30 m (40 ft 4 in)
- Height: 4.4 m (14 ft 3 in)
- Empty weight: 3,235 kg (7,132 lb)
- Useful load: 1,535 kg (3,384 lb (602 lb with full tanks, 362-442 lb when typically equipped))
- Max. takeoff weight: 4,750 kg (10,472 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F-E turbofans, 7.2 kN (1,695 lbf) each
- Cabin altitude: 8,000ft at 41,000ft
- Cabin height: 1.5m (4.9ft)
- Cabin length: 3.35m
- Take-off field length: 3,123ft (952m) (automatic thrust reserve)
- Maximum speed: 390 ktas 722 km/h (449 mph)
- Minimum controllable speed: around 105-108 ktas, depending on circumstances
- V2min: around 108 ktas, depending on circumstances ()
- Range: 1,178 nmi (NBAA with IFR reserves, and 4 occupants) (2,182 km, 1,356 mi)
- Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft)
- Wing loading: 254kg/m2 ()
- Fuel burn: 668 pounds per hour; 300kg/h at 327kt, 337kg/h at 360kt
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- Phenom 100 is a marketing name the type is officially the Embraer EMB-500
- James Wynbrandt (2012-05-16). "Embraer’s Phenom 100 Fleets Reaches 100k Hours | Aviation International News". Ainonline.com. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
- FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet No. A59CE. In particular, see A59CE, Note 6.
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- Embraer Earns Phenom 100 Certification, Flying Magazine, 136, 3, 17
- "Embraer Executive Jets Competitive Analysis" Embraer, 22 August 2011
- George, Fred (13 March 2015). "Pilot Report: Embraer Phenom 100E". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
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- Table Mission Costs for Turboprops Greater Than 12,500 lb., Jets Less Than 20,000 lb.
- Business & Commercial Aviation - October 2008
- AOPA Pilot: T-4. January 2015. Missing or empty
- "Brazil approves Phenom 100 very light jet" By John Croft, FlightGlobal. 16 December 2008
- Thomas A Horne (November 2014). "Phenom update". AOPA Pilot: T-15.
- "Embraer makes first foray into Pakistan". Flight International: 8. 31 March 2009.
- Air-Britain News: NOV.1711. November 2014. Missing or empty
- George, Fred (20 October 2014). "Pilot Report: Flying Embraer’s Phenom 100E". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- http://www.gama.aero/files/GAMA_2014_Databook_LRes%20-%20LowRes.pdf (page 15)
- "At least 3 dead as plane crashes into Gaithersburg house". ABC. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- Phenom 100 Crash Is First Fatal For Light Jet
- NTSB: Stall Warning Sounded Before Phenom 100 Crash
-  Embraer Phenom 100 brochure (downloaded 09-Jan-2008)
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|Cutaway drawing of Phenom 100 from Flightglobal.com|
- Embraer official page.
- First flight press release.
- Press Release - Embraer's Phenom 100 Executive Jet receives U.S FAA type certificate
- Friday, 5 December 2007 - JetBird gears up to launch low-cost executive air taxi programme
- Thursday, 8 May 2008 - Embraer's Phenom 100 completes cold soak tests
- Thursday, 1 January 2009 - Embraer Phenom 100 earns its license to fly
- Tuesday, 13 January 2009 - Embraer sets full-year delivery record
- Friday, 6 February 2009 - Phenom 100 flight test: building on a Legacy
- Wednesday, 30 July 2007 - SaxonAir orders Phenom 100 to keep more business in-house