Embraer Launches Phenom 100 EV

New avionics and improved performance for Embraer’s entry-level jet.

Phenom 100 EV Cockpit
The cockpit of the updated Phenom 100 EV.Embraer

Embraer continues to update its rapidly expanding product line. At a press conference at EAA AirVenture, the company’s president and CEO Marco Tulio Pellegrini introduced an updated version of Embraer’s entry-level jet, the Phenom 100. The new Phenom 100 EV promises greater speed and significantly shorter takeoff distance, improving the airplane’s hot and high-performance capabilities.

In order to get the improved performance, the Pratt & Whitney Canada engines were updated to the PW617F1-E model, which produces 35 pounds more thrust than the previous version of the engine. The result is an increase in the top speed from 389 knots to 405 knots at 33,000 feet and a 14 percent reduction in takeoff distance, from 6,609 feet to 5,663 feet, in hot and high conditions (5,000 feet, 25 degrees Celsius). The time to climb to 41,000 feet was reduced by nearly 25 percent, from 33 minutes to 25 minutes.

Embraer Phenom 100 EV
The upgraded entry-level Phenom 100 EV boasts improved performance in hot climates.Embraer

Embraer also updated the avionics package for the light jet with what it has named the Prodigy Touch, incorporating Garmin’s G3000. Two PFDs flank a center-mounted MFD atop two touchscreen controllers.

Pellegrini also introduced two launch customers for the Phenom 100 EV: Toluca, Mexico-based charter operator Across and Emirates, which will incorporate the Phenom 100 EV into its new flight training academy in Dubai. Both operators work in very hot climates. The first delivery for the Phenom 100 EV is expected in 2017 and the new price tag is $4.495 million.