Embraer has delivered the 300th Phenom business jet to an unnamed US customer.
The handover of the light-cabin Phenom 300 also marks another milestone for the Phenom family: the assembly and first flight of the initial aircraft from the company's year-old Melbourne, Florida facility - home to Phenom 100 and 300 assembly.
"The success of the Phenoms can be seen in the diversity of our customers," said Robert Knebel, Embraer Executive Jets vice president for North America sales. "These include private individuals, corporations, universities, fractional, charter, flying schools and motor racing executives. Fifty percent of the Phenom deliveries have been taken by North American customers, with Latin American operators accounting for another 30%. Europe, the Middle East and Africa account for 17%, while Asia accounts for 3% of the market."
Meanwhile, Embraer has delivered the first Czech Republic-registered Phenom 300 to charter and management company ABS Jets. The handover brings the Prague-based operator's fleet to 13 aircraft, including six Legacy 600s, one Bombardier Learjet 60XR, one Cessna Citation Bravo and four Gulfstream types. The aircraft support ABS's operations in Prague and Bratislava, Slovakia.