Embraer Phenom 300

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Phenom 300
Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 - Wallner.jpeg
Embraer Phenom 300
Role Light business jet
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer Embraer
First flight 2008
Introduction 2009
Number built 320 at end of 2015[1]
Unit cost
US$8,995,000 (2015)[2]
Variants Embraer Phenom 100
The Phenom 300 interior mockup at the Oakland NBAA, 8 November 2007

The Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 is a light jet aircraft developed by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. It can carry 7 to 9 occupants with a flying range of 1,971 nmi (3,650 km).

Development[edit]

Embraer began designing the Phenom 300 after finding that potential customers of the Phenom 100 would also like a bigger aircraft. It was a new design with the aim of allowing operation to smaller airports such as London City and Telluride Regional Airport.

It first flew on 29 April 2008,[3] and was type certificated on 3 December 2009.[4]

On 29 December 2009 Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300 to Executive Flight Services at the company's headquarters at São José dos Campos, Brazil.[5] In just four years, the Phenom 300 climbed to the top position on the list of most delivered business jets, with 60 units delivered in 2013.[6]

Design[edit]

The Phenom 300 is a twin-engined cantilever monoplane with a low-positioned, swept wing. It has a horizontal stabiliser in a T-tail configuration and a retractable tricycle landing gear. It has two rear-pylon-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofan engines, one each side of the fuselage. The enclosed cabin has room for nine passengers and a two-pilot crew; during single-pilot operation an additional passenger can be carried. Access to the cockpit and cabin is via an airstair on the left-hand side.

Its structural life is 28,000 flight cycles or 35,000 hours. It is built of 18% composite materials; it has winglets, but not thrust reversers.[3]

The Phenom 300 has single-point refueling and an externally serviced private rear lavatory.[4]

Operators[edit]

Phenom 300 at Martin State Airport
 United Kingdom
Flairjet[7] (European launch customer)
 United States
Flight Options[8]
NetJets

Aircraft deliveries[edit]

The Phenom 300 was the most-delivered business jet in 2013, 2014 and 2015. At the end of 2015, 320 Phenom 300s were in operation in 28 countries with close to 300,000 accumulated flight hours.[9] All Phenom assembly will be shifted to the Melbourne, Florida line from July 2016. The facility will be able to assemble up to 96 Phenoms and 72 Embraer Legacy 450/Embraer Legacy 500 annually.[10] More than 170 Phenom jets have been produced at the site up to June 2016, mainly for the US market.[11]

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of deliveries[1] 1 26 42 48 60 73 70

Specifications[edit]

Data from Embraer Phenom 300 brochure (downloaded 09-Jan-2008)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
  • Capacity: 6 passengers (standard configuration) + 1 in cockpit; maximum of 10 incl.[12] 1 in cockpit and 1 on belted toilet)
  • Length: 15.9 m (52 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.2 m (53 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 8,150 kg (17,968 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 2,428kg[4]
  • Cabin altitude: 6,000ft at 41,000ft[3]
  • Cabin height: 1.5m (4.9ft)[4]
  • Cabin length: 5.23m[4]
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofans, 14.95 kN (3,360 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 834 km/h (518 mph; 450 kn)
  • Range: 3,650 km (2,268 mi; 1,971 nmi) with IFR reserves, 6 occupants
  • Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft)
  • Wing loading: 286 kg/m2 (59 lb/sq ft)
  • Fuel burn: 346kg per hour at 364kt, 456kg/h at 431kt (at FL410)[4]
  • V2min: around 112 ktas, depending on circumstances[4]

Avionics

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 6 August 2012, Dalia Air Flight 211 (CN-MBR) overran the runway on landing at Altenrhein Airport; all three on board survived, but the aircraft was substantially damaged and was written off.[14]
  • On 31 July 2015, an Embraer Phenom 300 crashed into a car auction site while trying to land at Blackbushe Airport, UK. All 4 persons on board the Saudi-registered private jet died in the crash and subsequent fire.[15]

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2015 General Aviation Statistical Databook & 2016 Industry Outlook" (PDF). General Aviation Manufacturers Association. 2016. 
  2. ^ "Business Jets Specification and Performance Data" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation (Aviation Week). May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Croft, John (12 May 2008), "Embraer Phenom 300: bolder big brother", Flightglobal (Reed Business Information), archived from the original on 28 March 2015, retrieved 28 March 2015 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Gerzanics, Mike (27 April 2010), "FLIGHT TEST: Embraer Phenom 300", Flightglobal (Reed Business Information), archived from the original on 4 May 2012, retrieved 28 March 2015 
  5. ^ "News Breaks: Embraer Delivers First Phenom 300 Light Jet". Aviation Week (McGraw-Hill): 18. January 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ Sarsfield, Kate (29 December 2014). "NetJets converts Phenom 300 options into firm orders". Flightglobal. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Morrison, Murdo (21 April 2010). "FlairJet to add Europe's first Embraer Phenom 300 to fleet of two Embraer Phenom 100s". London: Flightglobal. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Embraer and Flight Options sign for 100 Phenom 300 Jets" (Press release). São José dos Campos: Embraer. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Embraer Phenom 300 is most-delivered business jet in the world for the third consecutive year" (Press release). Embraer. 23 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Chad Trautvetter (June 2, 2016). "Embraer Starts Legacy 450/500 Production in U.S.". Aviation International News. 
  11. ^ "Embraer opens Legacy final assembly facility in Melbourne". Flight International. 8 June 2016. 
  12. ^ http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/05/Business%20Airplane%20Tables_May_2015_revised.pdf
  13. ^ Trautvetter, Chad (9 August 2014). "Prodigy Touch Upgrades Embraer Phenom 300 Cockpits". AINonline. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  14. ^ Accident description for CN-MBR at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 27 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Blackbushe Airport: Four dead in car auction site plane crash". BBC. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

External images
Cutaway drawing of Phenom 300 from Flightglobal.com