An Embraer Phenom 300MED medevac equipped jet on the tarmac.
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Embraer Phenom 300MED Gains FAA and EASA Certification

LONDON – Embraer’s role equipped medevac jet, the Phenom 300MED, has received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The Phenom 300MED is a unique Medevac solution for the Phenom 300 series aircraft, the world’s best-selling light jet, for ten consecutive years.

The STC was performed at Embraer’s Service Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and will be operated by the launch customer, on-demand charter operator Grandview Aviation.

“We are pleased to announce the certification of the Phenom 300MED by the FAA and EASA,” said Marsha Woelber, Vice-President of Worldwide Executive Jets Customer Support & Aftermarket Sales, Embraer Service & Support.

“The Medevac solution provides superior value, benefiting from a market-leading product such as the Phenom 300 series, combining its unique capabilities with a fully-comprehensive medical solution.”

Aeromedical configuration


The Phenom 300MED aeromedical interior was specified by Embraer and developed and certified by engineering services provider umlaut, part of Accenture, utilizing Aerolite equipment. Aerolite developed the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) specifically for the Phenom 300MED.

As per the certification requirements, umlaut conducted an evacuation test to confirm two fully disabled patients could be evacuated.

The Medevac solution, which is available for new and in-service aircraft, is exclusively installed by Embraer’s top-ranked Services & Support organization, ensuring the highest quality, reliability, and service experience direct from the manufacturer.

The Phenom 300MED benefits from the platform’s heritage of best-in-class cabin pressurization, low operating costs, high mission flexibility, state-of-the-art avionics, plus its speed and range capabilities.

With a best-in-class cabin altitude of 6,600 feet, passengers and crew enjoy more oxygen in the cabin. This feature equates to a healthier flight experience, which is essential for medical staff and patient care.

Embraer and umlaut developed a comprehensive set of configuration alternatives for the Phenom 300MED. These configuration alternatives include either one or two stretchers, the ability to carry an incubator, and additional medical equipment.

The aircraft also features hospital-grade trim and finishing. As a purpose-built Medevac solution, created in collaboration with the leading companies in the industry, the Phenom 300MED is designed to be quickly and easily configured to meet the various needs of both healthcare providers and patients.

The aircraft is also designed with agility in mind, able to convert between an executive and a Medevac interior in as little as 5 hours.

The aircraft is further distinguished by the integration of Aerolite medical equipment. Aerolite is a leader in the design, engineering, production, and installation of Air Medical interiors.

With over 500 Medevac interiors delivered, the company offers the ideal blend of equipment for the mission.

Phenom 300E performance


The Phenom 300E is the fastest and longest-ranged single-pilot jet, 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.

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 PW535E1 engines with 3,478 pounds of thrust each.

The Phenom 300E offers a spacious cabin with the Embraer DNA Design and its baggage compartment is among the largest 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 a single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, based on the acclaimed Garmin 3000 avionics suite.

The aircraft features carried from a class above include single-point refueling, an externally serviced lavatory and an airstair.

Summary


The rapid response of aeromedical operations really came into its own during the global pandemic. With fixed wing operators utilising a mix of role modified turboprop aircraft and light jets in a medevac capacity, the Phenom 300MED positions itself nicely in the light jet echelon.

It looks an attractive proposition for operators either augmenting their fleet, or perhaps upgrading from turboprop aircraft.

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