What Embraer has done with the Phenom 300E is nothing short of amazing—as Skies Magazine writes, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer “managed to make the fastest single-pilot bizjet even faster.” First unveiled at the National Business Aviation Association conference in 2017, the new and improved Embraer Phenom 300E arrived nine years after the original Phenom 300, one of the most popular business jets in the world and the best-selling light jet for nine years running.
With the Phenom 300E (the “E” stands for “Enhanced”), Embraer has upgraded the Phenom model with advanced avionics, a roomier interior, and a pair of new engines that give it an even higher maximum speed than its predecessor. For phenomenal range, comfort, reliability, and cost-efficiency, you can’t go wrong with the Phenom 300E.
Phenom 300E Features
The spacious interior of the Phenom 300E includes more leg and head room than comparable light jets, ensuring guests will fly in maximum comfort. Its cabin measures 4.9 feet in height, 5.1 feet in width, and 17.2 feet in length for a total cabin volume of 324 cubic feet. Seating is typically arranged in club-four style with two forward-facing seats behind, for a maximum of six passengers. Each seat reclines and features adjustable arm and headrests, and guests enjoy amenities like charging ports, satellite phones, and fold-out worktables so they can stay productive in the air. The cabin is pressurized to mimic sea-level conditions up to an altitude of 27,050 feet, meaning passengers will arrive at their destination feeling more refreshed and less jet-lagged.
The Phenom 300E carries 84 cubic feet of baggage space—74 cubic feet in an external compartment, and 10 cubic feet of internal storage. A fully enclosed lavatory at the rear of the cabin includes a toilet, mirror, and sink. Passengers also enjoy the largest refreshment center, windows, and baggage capacity in the light jet class.
Another area where the 300E improves upon the 300 is its upgraded engines. Embraer outfitted the 300E with dual Pratt & Whitney of Canada PW535E1s, each producing 3,478 pounds of thrust. It can manage a cruise speed of 521 mph, can hit .80 mach, and can fly high above most commercial traffic with a service ceiling of 45,000 feet.
With four passengers and NBAA IFR fuel reserves, the Phenom 300E has a maximum range of 2,010 nautical miles. That’s enough to handle New York-Miami or Aspen-San Francisco trips—and the jet can easily fly coast-to-coast trips with just one stop. Helping to extend that range is the fact that the 300E can carry 50 more pounds of fuel than its predecessor.
The 300E is also a fantastic short-runway performer. At sea level, it is able to take off in just 3,209 feet and land in just 2,212 feet.