The Pakistan air force has taken delivery of the first of four Embraer Phenom 100 very light jets on order. The handover marks the first delivery of an Embraer type to Pakistan, where it will be used to transport government officials.

"This is also the first Phenom 100 to be operated by a government," says Embraer, adding: "The country's air force chose this model after carrying out a detailed analysis of the aircraft's performance, comfort, technology, acquisition price, and operating costs, among others."

The six-seat Phenom 100 has a range of 2,185km (1,180nm), which enables it to fly nonstop from Pakistan's capital Islamabad to the country's financial capital Karachi or to Kathmandu, Nepal, says Embraer.

Pakistan air force Embraer Phenom 100 
 © Embraer

Source: Flight International