Embraer To Develop Two New Bizjets

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Embraer, which is currently developing two new light jets, the Phenom 100 and 300, is also reportedly working on two more new models, which would each seat 8 to 11 passengers. If the two projects get the green light, expect to hear details this September at the annual convention of the National Business Aviation Association, set for Atlanta, Ga., in September. On Wednesday, Pratt & Whitney Canada said it has delivered the first two PW617F engines for flight testing on the Phenom 100. Certification of the engine is expected by the end of this year. "These engine deliveries represent an important milestone for both Pratt & Whitney Canada and Embraer," said Dan Breitman, vice president of turbofan development for PW&C. "The PW600 family is the leader in the emerging very light jet market, and we are very pleased with the progress of the PW617F engine program."