2008-05-04 - Phenom 300 fliesPhenom 300 flies
Erstflug des neuen Embraer-Geschäftsreisejets<br /> The Embraer Phenom 300 , a standard-setter for the light jet category, successfully took to the air on its maiden flight on 29 April from the Company's Gavião Peixoto test runway.
In the coming months, the first Phenom 300, serial number 99801, will participate in the flight test campaign along with three additional Phenom 300 jets. It is expected to enter service in the second semester of 2009. During the one hour and twenty-two minute flight, Captain John Sevalho Corção and Embraer Chief Pilot Eduardo Alves Menini, who also was a crew member of the first flight of the Phenom 100, accompanied by flight test engineer Jens Peter Theodor Geiger Wentz, put the plane through a number of maneuvers, checking the aircraft's flight characteristics and the operation of its systems. Simultaneously, the engineering teams involved in the Phenom 300 flight test campaign were analyzing flight data transmitted in real time and supporting the flight test crew from the ground.
Expected to enter service in the second half of 2009, the Phenom 300 is priced at US$ 6.65 million, based on January 2005 economic conditions, in the baseline configuration, for FAA certification.