The 100th Phenom to be assembled at Embraer’s facility in Melbourne, Florida, has been handed over to the airframer’s largest customer, NetJets.

The fractional ownership company took delivery of the Phenom 300– its 40thexample of the light business jet – on 2 April. The aircraft – registration CS-PHF – will enter service with NetJets' European sister company this month, along with another of the seven-seat types.

The Berkshire Hathaway-owned company signed a contract in 2010 for up to 125 Phenom 300s, including 50 firm orders, as part of a $17.6bn top-to-tail overhaul of its 500-strong global fleet.

The twinjet forms the backbone of NetJets light-cabin offering and is the fastest-selling business jet in the operator’s almost 30-year history.

The popularity of the Phenom 300 persuaded NetJets late last year to convert 10 of its 75 Embraer Phenom 300 options into firm orders at a cost to the US company of around $90 million.

According to NetJets, its Phenom 300 fleet has notched up over 23,000h since the first aircraft entered service in May 2013.

Source: Flight International