Embraer Intros Phenom 100 EV


Embraer’s entry-level Phenom 100 business jet has “evolved,” the company said today at EAA AirVenture, and the new model is now known as the Phenom 100 EV. The EV features a new flight deck based on Garmin’s G3000 touchscreen avionics suite, and Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F1-E engines, offering more speed and enhanced performance for hot days and high altitudes. Deliveries of the EV are expected to start in the first half of next year.

The company said it has already lined up two launch customers who will take advantage of the EV’s capabilities. Across, a business charter company in Mexico, will benefit from the hot-and-high performance, while Emirates Airlines has placed an order for EVs that will be used to train cadets. Officials at Emirates cited the EV’s systems integration, ease of operation, low operating costs and docile flying characteristics as features that make it a good fit for their training needs. The jet cruises at up to 405 knots and has a range of about 1,200 nm. It sells for about $4.5 million.