Embraer today was awarded certificates by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for speed records set by its Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets. The ceremony was held during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2017 Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Las Vegas.
The Phenom 300 light jet set new speed records on two flights over the Caribbean and the United States. The first flight was from Philipsburg, St. Martin to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, on September 1, 2016. The flight lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes, and reached an average speed of 455.7 mph (733.38 km/h), covering a distance of 1,063 nautical miles (1,969 km). The second flight was from Anchorage, Alaska to Van Nuys, California, on April 28, 2017. The flight lasted 4 hours and 42 minutes. According to the NAA, the aircraft reached an average speed of 494.59mph (795.96 km/h) and covered a distance of 2,022 nautical miles (3,745 km). The Phenom 300 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines with 3,360lbf of thrust each with a top speed of 453 knots (521 mph or 838 km/h) and a range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with six occupants and NBAA IFR reserves.
The midsize cabin Legacy 450 set new speed records on three flights in the United States, and between Australia and Indonesia. The first flight was from Oakland, California to Maui, Hawaii, on December 5, 2016, which lasted 5 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of 2,428 miles (3,907 km), recording its longest flight to date. According to the NAA, the aircraft achieved an average speed of 449.91 mph. The second flight was the following day, from Maui to San Francisco, California, covering a distance of 2,379 miles (3,829 km). The flight lasted 4 hours and 27 minutes, with an average speed of 525.89 mph (846.34 km/h). The third flight was from Perth, Australia to Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 8, 2017. The flight lasted 4 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of 1,620 nautical miles (3,000 km). According to the NAA, the aircraft achieved an average speed of 404.9 mph, establishing the speed record for this course. The Legacy 450 is powered by two Honeywell HTF 7500E engines with 6,540 lbf of thrust each with a top speed of Mach 0.83 (629 mph or 1,012 km/h) and a range of 2,900 nm (5,371 km) with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves.
The Legacy 500 midsize jet set two new speed records over Europe. The first flight was between Bremen, Germany and Moscow, Russia on September 7, 2016, recording an average speed of 481.75 mph (775.3 km/h) during a flight lasting 2 hours and 24 minutes and covered a distance of 1,008 nm (1,867 km). The second flight happened on September 11, 2016, between Moscow and Paris, France, which lasted 3 hours and 11 minutes and covered a distance of 1,332 nautical miles (2,467 km). According to the NAA, an average speed of 480 mph (772.49 km/h) was achieved. The Legacy 500 is powered by two Honeywell HTF 7500E engines with 7,036 lbf of thrust each with a top speed of Mach 0.83 (629 mph or 1,012 km/h) and a range of 3,125 nm (5,371 km) with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves.
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale have confirmed each of these flights as a U.S. record and a world record, respectively. In all speed record flights, the aircraft completed the missions with NBAA IFR fuel reserves.
About the Phenom 300E
The Phenom 300E performs among the top light jets, with a high speed cruise of 453 knots and a six-occupant range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. With the best climb and field performance in its class, the Phenom 300E costs less to operate and maintain than its peers. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines with 3,200 pounds of thrust each.
The Phenom 300E offers a spacious cabin with the Embraer DNA Design and the largest baggage compartment in its category. The largest windows in the class deliver abundant natural lighting in the cabin as well as in the private lavatory. The comfort of the seats, with recline and full movement capability, is enhanced by the best pressurization among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). The Phenom 300E features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment center, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system.
The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, based on the acclaimed Garmin 3000 avionics suite. The features it carries from a class above include single-point refueling, externally serviced lavatory, and an air stair.
About the Legacy 450
The Legacy 450 is a mid-light business jet with a best-in-class 6-foot-tall flat-floor cabin. The Embraer DNA Design of the cabin includes four fully reclining club seats may be berthed into two beds for complete rest in a 6,000-foot cabin altitude. The optional in-flight entertainment system consists of a high-definition video system, surround sound, and multiple audio and video input options. Voice and data communications options are also available. The cabin includes a refreshment center at the entrance, a rear private lavatory with a vacuum toilet and an in-flight-accessible baggage area. The total baggage space is the largest in the aircraft’s category.
The Legacy 450 is the first business aircraft in its segment with full fly-by-wire technology, featuring side-stick flight controls, the state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite with four 15.1-inch high-resolution LCD displays, and paperless operations capability, with graphical flight planning, Jeppesen charts and maps and a synthetic vision system. The optional Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) features a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Video System (EVS).
The Legacy 450 is powered by two advanced, fuel-efficient Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines, the greenest in their class. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Legacy 450 is capable of flying 2,900 nm (5,371 km), which enables non-stop flights from San Francisco to Honolulu, São Paulo to Bogotá, Moscow to Mumbai, New Delhi to Singapore, Singapore to Beijing, Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, or Hong Kong to Alice Springs.
About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer is one of the world’s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100 and the light Phenom 300E jet, the midsize Legacy 500 and mid-light Legacy 450, the large Legacy 650E, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,100 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 countries and are supported by the Company’s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil.