Embraer announces Phenom 100 upgrades

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Embraer revealed the improvements it would be making to the Phenom 100 entry-level business jet at this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh event, held on July 25-31 in Wisconsin.

The upgrades would be applied to two existing fleet orders for customers in the United Arab Emirates and in Mexico, and would include a new avionics suite, the Prodigy Touch flight deck, based on the Garmin G3000, and modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines, offering more speed and superior hot-and-high performance.

The Phenom 100 EV will enter the market in early 2017 with Mexico’s Across, a premium business aviation services provider based at Toluca International Airport (TLC), and the Emirates Flight Training Academy, set up by Emirates Airline in Dubai, will be the first customers to receive the new aircraft.

Marco Tullo Pellegrini, president and CEO of Embraer, said, “The Phenom 100 revolutionized the entry-level segment when it set new standards for comfort, performance and operating costs. The new Phenom 100 EV will take this even further.”

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