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Embraer Phenom 300

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The Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 is a light jet aircraft developed by the Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer. It can carry up to 11 occupants.[4]

Phenom 300
Embraer 505 Phenom 300, Aerojet JP7625910.jpg
Phenom 300 with gear retracting
Role Light business jet
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer Embraer
First flight 2008
Introduction 2009
Produced 2009-present[1]
Number built 500 (March 2019)[2]
Unit cost
US$9.45M (2018)[3]
Variants Embraer Phenom 100

DevelopmentEdit

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,[5] and received its type certification on 3 December 2009.[6] 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.[7]

DesignEdit

 
Cabin
 
From below, showing its swept wing
 
Cockpit

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.[5] The Phenom 300 has single-point refueling and an externally serviced private rear lavatory.[6]

OperatorsEdit

 
Phenom 300 on ramp, entry door open
  United Kingdom
Flairjet[8] (European launch customer)
SaxonAir
  United States
Flexjet[9]
Flight Options[10]
NetJets
Delta Private Jets
JetSuite [11]

Aircraft deliveriesEdit

The 400th was delivered in March 2017.[12] The Phenom 300 became the most delivered business jet with 60 units in 2013.[13] This was also the case in 2014 and 2015.[14]

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.[15] More than 170 Phenom jets have been produced at the site up to June 2016, mainly for the US market.[16]

In March 2019, Embraer delivered the 500th Phenom 300, claiming more than half of the light jet market share since 2012. It is operated in over 30 countries, and carried 2.5 million passengers in 600,000 flights and 800,000 hours.[2]

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of deliveries[17] 1 26 42 48 60 73 70 63 54 53

SpecificationsEdit

Data from Embraer Phenom 300 brochure [18]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
  • Capacity: 6 passengers (standard configuration) + 1 in cockpit; maximum of 10 incl.[19] 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[6]
  • Cabin altitude: 6,000 ft at 41,000 ft[5]
  • Cabin height: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)[6]
  • Cabin width: 1.55 m (5.1 ft)[20]
  • Cabin length: 5.23 m[6]
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofans, 14.95 kN (3,360 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Range: 3,650 km (2,270 mi, 1,970 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)[6]
  • Take-off: 956 m (3,138 ft) MTOW, SL, ISA[18]
  • Landing: 677 m (2,220 ft) 6 occupants at 200 lb each, NBAA IFR reserves, SL, ISA[18]

Avionics

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 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.[22]
  • 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.[23]
  • 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.[24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Murdo Morrison (12 Oct 2018). "NBAA: Business jet designs that changed the industry". FlightGlobal.
  2. ^ a b "Embraer delivers the 500th Phenom 300 series aircraft, the most successful business jet of the decade" (Press release). Embraer. March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Purchase Planning Handbook" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation. Aviation Week Network. May 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/58049d55942d6fc486257e190072fbfc/$FILE/A60CE_Rev_9.pdf
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ a b c d e f 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
  7. ^ "News Breaks: Embraer Delivers First Phenom 300 Light Jet". Aviation Week. McGraw-Hill: 18. January 11, 2010.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ The Embraer Phenom 300 Gets Upgraded to the 300E, Larry Bean, Robb Report, October 14, 2017
  10. ^ "Embraer and Flight Options sign for 100 Phenom 300 Jets" (Press release). São José dos Campos: Embraer. 3 December 2007.
  11. ^ "JetSuite Adds Two Embraer Phenom 300s to its Growing Fleet". Private Jet Card Comparisons. 10 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Embraer delivers 400th Phenom 300 to Naples, Florida Charter Company EliteJets.com" (Press release). Embraer. March 31, 2017.
  13. ^ Sarsfield, Kate (29 December 2014). "NetJets converts Phenom 300 options into firm orders". Flightglobal. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Embraer Phenom 300 is most-delivered business jet in the world for the third consecutive year" (Press release). Embraer. 23 February 2016.
  15. ^ Chad Trautvetter (June 2, 2016). "Embraer Starts Legacy 450/500 Production in U.S." Aviation International News.
  16. ^ "Embraer opens Legacy final assembly facility in Melbourne". Flight International. 8 June 2016.
  17. ^ 2018 Annual Report (PDF) (Report). GAMA. March 31, 2019.
  18. ^ a b c "Embraer Phenom 300 Brochure" (PDF). Embraer. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  19. ^ http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/05/Business%20Airplane%20Tables_May_2015_revised.pdf
  20. ^ http://www.embraerexecutivejets.com/en-us/jets/phenom-300/pages/design.aspx
  21. ^ Trautvetter, Chad (9 August 2014). "Prodigy Touch Upgrades Embraer Phenom 300 Cockpits". AINonline. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  22. ^ Accident description for CN-MBR at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 27 July 2016.
  23. ^ "NTSB Identification: CEN14FA505".
  24. ^ "Blackbushe Airport: Four dead in car auction site plane crash". BBC. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.

External linksEdit

External image
  Cutaway drawing of Phenom 300 from Flightglobal.com