Embraer Phenom 100

July 2, 2007 - 9:14am
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Two years after it announced the launch of its Phenom 100 very light jet program (at EBACE 2005), Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer celebrated the rollout of the first aircraft on June 16 at its São Jose dos Campos headquarters. After rollout, the production conforming twinjet went to the paint shop and from there it was to begin ground tests in preparation for first flight this month.

June 19, 2007 - 10:24pm

Embraer rolled out the first Phenom 100 very light jet at its headquarters in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil, on Saturday, marking the completion of the airplane’s assembly and systems integration phases.

June 19, 2007 - 3:40am

Embraer has completed a new revision of the Legacy 600 business jet’s maintenance planning guide. The Brazilian-based manufacturer expects this change to yield cost cuts of up to 18 percent. This is mainly due to extended intervals between some maintenance tasks. Since the guide’s first edition was issued in 2001, the man-hour to flight-hour ratio has dropped by 50 percent to the current rate of 0.65, Embraer said here.

June 12, 2007 - 10:02am

Two years after it announced the launch of its Phenom 100 very light jet program (at EBACE 2005), Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer celebrated the rollout of the first aircraft on June 16 at the company’s São Jose dos Campos headquarters. Following rollout, the production-conforming twinjet went to the paint shop, and from there to begin ground tests in preparation for first flight next month.

May 31, 2007 - 11:36am

Brazilian airframer Embraer last month announced slightly improved first-quarter revenue (Brazil’s fiscal calendar mirrors the yearly calendar) over the same period last year, though reduced deliveries and continued supply-chain issues resulted in a net profit decrease for the company. Net revenue for the first quarter was up 4.3 percent, to $843.4 million, compared with $808.3 million a year ago.

May 31, 2007 - 5:54am

Embraer has selected the CAE Burgess Hill, UK training center as the European training location for the Phenom 100 VLJ and Phenom 300 light jet. CAE will provide instruction in its Simfinity training devices, which use the same simulation software as the CAE full flight simulators. Training will begin in 2009 to coincide with the first projected Phenom 100 delivery in Europe.

May 23, 2007 - 11:38am

Embraer, which is having a good sales week at EBACE with orders for 11 aircraft announced thus far, has selected the CAE Burgess Hill, UK training center as the European training location for the Phenom 100 VLJ and Phenom 300 light jet. CAE will provide instruction using Simfinity training devices, which operate on the same simulation software as the CAE full flight simulators.

May 22, 2007 - 9:28pm

At the Embraer booth (No. 7510) yesterday, fractional operator Executive AirShare announced an order for seven Phenom 100 very light jets (VLJs) for delivery in the summer of 2010, with options for seven more. Embraer also revealed that Premier Aviation signed a contract at EBACE for four Phenom 100s that were already included in the Phenom backlog.

May 22, 2007 - 12:02pm

Eurocontrol plans to launch a so-called Very Light Jet Integration Platform (VIP) to discuss issues relating to the introduction of the new generation of business/personal aircraft. But is the European air traffic management agency overestimating the potential impact VLJs will have on the crowded European airspace or are the concerns warranted?

May 15, 2007 - 12:09pm

Brazilian airframer Embraer this morning announced slightly improved first-quarter revenue over the same period last year, though reduced deliveries and continued supply chain issues resulted in a net profit decrease for the company. Net revenue for the first quarter was up 4.3 percent, to $843.4 million, compared to $808.3 million a year ago. Increased production costs ate into profit, which fell from $231.9 million to $216.3 million.

 
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