Embraer Phenom 100 Launch Price Offer Extended

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If you're lucky enough to have the ability to stroke a check for a new Embraer Phenom 10, you'd better hurry: The price will go up soon. Embraer said last week it will be ending its introductory pricing of the four-passenger light jet. Effective June 1, 2006, the price of the to-be-FAA-certified jet will be $2.85 million (in 2005 economic conditions), up from $ 2.75 million. Embraer says the Phenom 100 will have a range of 1,160 nm with NBAA IFR reserves with all four passenger seats filled and will have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.7. The airplane will be optimized for short-field takeoff performance, according to the company, and be certified to FL410. The Phenom 100 is expected to enter service in mid-2008.

"The market’s response to the Phenom 100 ... has surpassed our expectations,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer senior vice president, Executive Aviation Market. “We will continue to offer the Phenom 100 at its launch price through May of this year to extend the opportunity for more customers to experience its unequalled space and luxurious comfort.” Onboard conveniences Embraer plans for the Phenom 100 and its larger sibling, the Phenom 300, include a wardrobe or refreshment center, an aft cabin private lavatory with toiletry cabinet, and satellite communications.