Embraer has completed joint definition of the Phenom 100 very light jet with its suppliers and released the first component drawings as detailed design and certification gets under way.

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Digital definition of the aircraft using Catia V5 engineering software has been completed and is being used to finalise aerodynamic and structural analyses and plan production and assembly.

Metal is to be cut for the prototype by June, with final assembly beginning early next year and the aircraft flying in the second quarter of 2007. Entry into service is scheduled for mid-2008. More than 300 Embraer engineers were co-located with suppliers in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil for the joint definition phase. Partners include engine supplier Pratt & Whitney Canada and avionics provider Garmin.

Source: Flight International