The Embraer Phenom is a light jet aircraft developed by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. From its range and speed to cabin comfort it certainly sets a new standard in light jets. The Phenom has the capacity to carry seven passengers comfortably and has a flying range of 3,650km which would equate to around three to three and a half hours.
Some of this jet’s features include single point refueling, an externally serviced lavatory and small refreshment center. The Phenom has more legroom and headroom than it’s competition. The airplanes full-size, minimalist-styled seats slide towards the center for additional room and recline almost fully for a very sleepable platform. At a flying altitude of 45,000 feet, the Phenom has a pressurized cabin pressure of only 6,600 feet ensuring ultimate comfort. The maximum cruising speed is 839 km/hr.
One big feature for this light jet is its baggage compartment which is a 66 cubic feet external rear baggage compartment and is big enough to carry a reasonable number of bags for all passengers and can even accommodate items like golf clubs and skis.
The Phenom has been a fast selling aircraft and is extremely popular throughout Europe and the United States. It actually achieved the top position on the most delivered business jets in 2013 with 60 being delivered worldwide. It has a good speed and great climbing capacity.
Although not seen that much presently in the Middle East with the increase in corporate companies looking towards chartering private jets for their short range business travel the demand for such light jets will surely see the Phenom making more trips to this region.