Embraer, on Wednesday, launched a major upgrade to its Phenom 100 light jet, the 100 EV, which will be available in the first half of next year.
The Embraer Phenom 100 EV is a better performer than the original Phenom 100, which was, at 390 knots, the fastest light jet not long ago, but which has been passed up by the HondaJet (420 knots) and the Cessna Citation M2 (405 knots). The updated Phenom gets more power out of its otherwise unchanged Pratt & Whitney PW617F1E engine for up to 15% more thrust for better speed (405 knots), better range (up to 1,178 nm with NBAA reserves) and greatly improved time to climb to its ceiling of 41,000 feet—25 minutes compared to more than 40 minutes on the original.
Big news, too, is the addition of what’s becoming the de facto standard in the light jet segment, Garmin G3000 touch-controlled avionics. Embraer calls its installation Prodigy Touch. Price of the new airplane is $4.495 million, and Embraer plans to offer the G1000-equipped version still, though it expects the overwhelming percentage of orders to be for the upgraded avionics system.
Learn more at Embraer.