The Phenom 300 in flight (Image © Embraer)

Meet the world’s most popular business jet

The world’s most popular business jet, at least in number of purchases in 2014, is the Embraer Phenom 300. The Brazilian manufacturer delivered 73 of the type last year, after 60 Phenom 300s in 2013. According to a report by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) this puts the jet on position 1.

In five years of operation, the Phenom 300 fleet has reached the 250 aircraft mark. The aircraft flies with homebases in more than 20 countries and has accumulated close to 200,000 flight hours.

The Phenom 300 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. This range allows non-stop flights from – for example – from Los Angeles to Orlando. 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 300 offers a cabin designed in partnership with BMW Designworks USA. The Phenom 300 features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment center, voice and data communications options, an entertainment system and an aft-lavatory.

Source: Embraer
Featured image: The Phenom 300 in flight (Image © Embraer)