Embraer Executive Jets has delivered its 1,500th business jet, a Phenom 300E that has gone to a charter operation in Switzerland, Haute Aviation.
The company has reached this mark in roughly 20 years—a feat that it has determined would normally take an aircraft manufacturer an average of 34 years to achieve.
“For Haute Aviation, the new Phenom 300E is the best product on the market to complete the range of our fleet,” said Catherine Tamagni, head of marketing and communication at Haute Aviation. “We believe the aircraft’s two engines will suit our passengers who prefer not to fly in a single-engine aircraft, as this allows for uncompromised range and payload performance.
“However, we are most confident that our charter clients will be impressed by the fantastic cabin with its best-in-class altitude, low noise and extreme comfort.”
The light jet can cruise at speeds up to Mach 0.80, making it among the fastest in the class, while still allowing for a range ring of up to 2,010 nm—enough to reach all of Europe from Haute’s base at the Saanen-Gstaad Airport in Switzerland’s Alps region.
The Phenom 300E features a host of upgrades on the flight deck, including a synthetic vision system (SVS) and Embraer’s runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS)―which the company notes is the first technology of its kind to be certified in the business aviation sector.
The company reports it has more than 950 customers for its business aviation segment, based in more than 80 countries.