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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has unveiled its new, upgraded Phenom 100EX private jet and confirmed the aircraft will make its debut appearance at the 2023 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) from October 17 to 19, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The EX model is the latest aircraft in the Embraer Phenom 100 series, which has seen over 400 planes fly since its launch in 2008.
According to Embraer customers of the Phenom 100 series already include the British Royal Air Force (RAF), Emirates, Etihad, and the Finnish Aviation Academy.
Introducing the Phenom 100EX, Embraer’s latest evolution of the Phenom 100 series. Learn about all the new features the Phenom 100EX provides here: https://t.co/parsQ5q35Z— Embraer (@embraer) October 9, 2023
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In a press release published on October 9, 2023, Embraer said the Phenom 100 series is the “most trusted entry-level platform” in the industry and the 100EX is a result of “continuous improvements over the years based on customer feedback”.
“The aircraft incorporates Embraer’s Design DNA, which influenced the combining of cabin controls into sleek upper tech panels, as well as the seat design, increased use of more sustainable materials and flush-to-the-wall tables that maximizes workspace. The aircraft also includes interior enhancements, such as a baseline side-facing fifth seat and belted lavatory for additional passenger capacity,” a spokesperson for Embraer said.
The Phenom 100EX is the first in its class to feature a Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System, which acts during one of the most critical moments of flight to build a clear picture of the anticipated landing conditions.
“We are proud to announce the Phenom 100EX—an aircraft designed to experience excellence with superior comfort and disruptive technology that enhances safety,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “This product reimagines the entry-level flight experience, offering enhanced comfort, empowering pilots, and enriching journeys to deliver more value to our customers.”
The cockpit has further pilot legroom provided by extended seat tracking and an open-concept cockpit for easier communication within the cabin. In addition to the reimagined cabin, the aircraft boasts enhanced pilot-centric avionics as part of the Prodigy Touch, based on the renowned Garmin 3000.
Other avionics improvements include FlightStream 510, automatic 3D volumetric scanning with lightning and hail prediction, stabilized approach, predictive windshear, and more.
The Phenom 100EX is triple-certified by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and is currently sold out in 2024 with the next available date for delivery in 2025.