Embraer Phenom 300: A decade of dominance in business aviation

An Embraer Phenom 300 light jet in flight above cloud.
Photo Credit: Embraer

In the business aviation sector, Embraer has firmly established its Phenom 300 series an industry leader, maintaining its position as the world’s best-selling light jet for an impressive 12 years straight.

This week, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer confirmed the light jet has confirmed its global status for the twelfth consecutive year.

In addition, the Phenom 300 has just clinched the title of the best-selling twinjet for the fourth consecutive year, as per data released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

Performance and Innovation

With a total of 63 Phenom 300 series aircraft delivered in 2023 alone, Embraer showcases unwavering dedication to innovation and excellence.

This commitment has propelled the Phenom 300 series to unparalleled heights, making it the most successful business jet of the past decade, with over 730 deliveries worldwide and operations spanning across 40 countries.

Embraer Announces New Autothrottle for Phenom 300E
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Achieving Milestones

Surpassing the milestone of 2 million flight hours, the Phenom 300 stands as the most-flown aircraft in the United States, boasting over 360,000 flights within a 12-month period.

Such feats underscore the aircraft’s reliability, performance, and enduring popularity among discerning aviation enthusiasts.

Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, affirms the company’s unwavering commitment to providing the ultimate experience in business aviation through the Phenom 300 series.

“For more than a decade, the aircraft has earned well-deserved recognition and continues to excel in terms of performance, technology, comfort, and support,” he said.

“With our ongoing dedication to our loyal customers, we will continue to develop the program based on customer feedback, industry trends, and new technologies.”

Cockpit of Embraer Phenom 300 jet.

Continuous Improvement With the Phenom 300E…

Embraer’s dedication to excellence with the light jet is further exemplified by its recent introduction of the new autothrottle feature for the Phenom 300E.

This optional feature enhances the aircraft’s already user-friendly cockpit, featuring the advanced Prodigy Touch based on Garmin G3000, thereby elevating operational capabilities.

As the fastest light jet in production, the Phenom 300E boasts impressive specifications that set it apart from its counterparts.

Embraer Announces New Autothrottle for Phenom 300E

Speed and Range

As the fastest light jet in production, the Phenom 300E boasts impressive specifications that set it apart from its counterparts.

With a high-speed cruise of 464 knots and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles (3,724 km) with NBAA IFR reserves, the Phenom 300E offers unparalleled efficiency and range, catering to the diverse needs of business travelers.

Advanced Avionics

In addition to its exceptional performance metrics, the Phenom 300E features cutting-edge avionics, including the Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System (ROAAS), Coupled Go-Around, Emergency Descent Mode (EDM), and more.

In another first, the light jet’s ROAAS system was the first to be developed and certified in business aviation.

These technological advancements ensure optimal safety, efficiency, and situational awareness for pilots and passengers alike.


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