An Embraer Phenom 300 set three speed records for its business jet class when it flew from the Brazilian airframer's US manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Florida, to Daugherty Field in Long Beach, California on 28 March with only one fuel stop. For the initial leg, the light jet - the first Phenom 300 to roll off the Melbourne assembly line - flew the 1,380nm (2,550km) route to El Paso, Texas in 4h 16min 33s. After a 27min fuel stop, the twin-jet completed its 607nm journey to Long Beach in 1h 55min 20s. The Phenom 300 has also secured the Melbourne-El Paso-Long Beach record of 6h 11min 53s. All three records are awaiting certification by the US National Aeronautic Association.

Source: Flight International