Embraer Phenom 300
|Phenom 300 with gear retracting|
|Role||Light business jet|
|Number built||437 (as of 31 December 2017[update])|
|Variants||Embraer Phenom 100|
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, and received its type certification on 3 December 2009. 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.
The Phenom 300 is a twin-engined cantilever monoplane with a low-positioned, swept wings. 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. 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. The Phenom 300 has single-point refueling and an externally serviced private rear lavatory.
Air Charter Scotland
The 400th was delivered in March 2017. The Phenom 300 became the most delivered business jet with 60 units in 2013. This was also the case in 2014 and 2015; at the end of 2015, Phenom 300s were in operation in 28 countries with close to 300,000 accumulated flight hours.
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. More than 170 Phenom jets have been produced at the site up to June 2016, mainly for the US market.
|Number of deliveries||1||26||42||48||60||73||70||63||54|
Data from Embraer Phenom 300 brochure (downloaded 09-Jan-2008)
- Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
- Capacity: 6 passengers (standard configuration) + 1 in cockpit; maximum of 10 incl. 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
- Cabin altitude: 6,000 ft at 41,000 ft
- Cabin height: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
- Cabin width: 1.55 m (5.1 ft)
- Cabin length: 5.23 m
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofans, 14.95 kN (3,360 lbf) thrust each
- 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: 346 kg/h at 364 kt, 456 kg/h at 431 kt (at FL410)
- V2min: around 112 ktas, depending on circumstances
Accidents and incidents
- 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.
- On September 19, 2014, at about 8:47am, N322QS, impacted a ditch after the airplane departed the end of the runway while landing at Lone Star Executive Airport (CXO) in Conroe, Texas. There were no injuries but the airplane was substantially damaged. The flight was a repositioning flight operated by NetJets Inc. The first officer's use of the emergency brake system during landing was found to be the cause by the NTSB.
- On 31 July 2015, an Embraer Phenom 300 crashed into a car auction site while trying to land at Blackbushe Airport, UK. The cause of the accident was found to be pilot error. All 4 persons on board the Saudi-registered private jet died in the crash and subsequent fire.
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- Cessna Citation CJ
- Learjet 40
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- Learjet 70/75
- Pilatus PC-24
- Raytheon Premier I
- Raytheon Hawker 400XP
- Grob G180 SPn
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- "Embraer and Flight Options sign for 100 Phenom 300 Jets" (Press release). São José dos Campos: Embraer. 3 December 2007.
- "Top East Coast Jet Charter Service lands in Austin, Texas" (Press release). Austin. 2 April 2018.
- "Embraer delivers 400th Phenom 300 to Naples, Florida Charter Company EliteJets.com" (Press release). Embraer. March 31, 2017.
- Sarsfield, Kate (29 December 2014). "NetJets converts Phenom 300 options into firm orders". Flightglobal. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
- "Embraer Phenom 300 is most-delivered business jet in the world for the third consecutive year" (Press release). Embraer. 23 February 2016.
- Chad Trautvetter (June 2, 2016). "Embraer Starts Legacy 450/500 Production in U.S." Aviation International News.
- "Embraer opens Legacy final assembly facility in Melbourne". Flight International. 8 June 2016.
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- Accident description for CN-MBR at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 27 July 2016.
- "NTSB Identification: CEN14FA505".
- "Blackbushe Airport: Four dead in car auction site plane crash". BBC. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
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|Cutaway drawing of Phenom 300 from Flightglobal.com|