Originally launched in 2005, the Phenom 300 series has sustained more than half of the light jet market share since 2012.
Embraer last week announced a series of upgrades to its Phenom 300E. The upgraded twinjet, with a baseline list price of $9.65 million, now boasts a top speed of Mach 0.80. With the new enhancements, the Phenom 300E now delivers a high-speed cruise of 464 knots and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles (3,724 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. The Phenom 300E is receiving an avionics upgrade to include a runway overrun awareness and alerting system, predictive windshear, Emergency Descent Mode, PERF, TOLD, FAA Datacom and many others. The runway overrun awareness and alerting system warns if the aircraft’s approach is too steep or too fast, increasing situational awareness. Embraer has patented this technology and is the first OEM in business aviation to develop and certify it. Additionally, the Phenom 300E now comes with a 4G connection via Gogo AVANCE L5. The new aircraft will continue to be designated “E” for “Enhanced.”