Since receiving its FAA type certification in 2009, the Embraer Phenom 300 has been incredibly popular in the light business jet category, in many ways surpassing the notion of what a light jet can accomplish. The Phenom 300 is a convenient and luxurious aircraft that provides a satisfactory experience whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. A favorite due to its outstanding performance and spacious interior, the Phenom is extremely flexible and well rounded, with a cabin size and range capability that put it ahead of most other light jets. For these and other reasons, it has been the best-selling light jet in the world for nine years running. An updated version, the Phenom 300E, gained certification in March 2020.
Embraer Phenom 300 Features
The seats within the cabin of the Phenom 300 not only fully recline, but also swivel, have retractable headrests and armrests, and move in all directions at your convenience, providing optimal relaxation and ease. The cabin is beautifully illuminated thanks to adjustable LED lights, while large windows offer generous natural light in every corner—even in the jet’s enclosed lavatory.
Additional cabin features include individual power outlets, tablet holders, and touch-screen controls that allow passengers to track their flight in real time. High-speed internet access is available for in-flight entertainment and connectivity. Thanks to a two-zone climate system, fresh air is continually being pumped throughout the cabin.
The Phenom 300 has best-in-class performance, capable of covering longer distances at faster speeds than its peers. The business jet is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofan engines, each producing 3,200 pounds of thrust. These engines allow the aircraft to travel at a maximum speed of about 520 mph, and to reach a maximum range of 1,971 nautical miles when flying with 4 passengers and NBAA IFR reserves—meaning the Phenom can cover routes like Teterboro to Aspen without any stops. In addition, the Phenom 300 has a superb surface ceiling of 45,000 feet.
Embraer decided to maximize fuel efficiency by implementing a more metallic airframe, which distributes the fuel between two wing tanks. This allows the aircraft to become fuel-economic, burning up to 19% less fuel per flight than other light jets. Overall, it produces fewer emissions and is one of the greenest aircraft in its category.