Embraer Delivers Improvements To Phenom 100EV

Embraer Phenom 100EV.
Credit: Embraer

Embraer this year has delivered a series of avionics enhancements to its Phenom 100EV entry-level light jet, the manufacturer announced.

Originally introduced on the Phenom 300E, the enhancements to the single-pilot-certified Phenom 100EV consist of a software update and a hardware upgrade that increases the processing speed and display resolution of the jet’s Garmin G3000 Prodigy Touch avionics suite. 

The enhancements support an Emergency Descent Mode feature that activates an automatic descent if the pilot has not interacted with the avionics for a pre-set period of time while the jet is at high altitude. Other features include Graphical Weight and Balance, ADS-B In, autopilot coupled go-around and PERF/TOLD (Performance and Takeoff/Landing data).

New optional features include data messaging compatibility with the FAA’s Data Comm air traffic control communications system, Garmin Flight Charts and IRF/VFR en route charts, Embraer said.

Assembled at Embraer’s plant in Melbourne, Florida, the Phenom 100EV is powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E turbofan engines delivering 1,730 lb. of thrust. The jet has a four-occupant range of 1,178 nm with NBAA IFR reserves.

Embraer first delivered the Phenom 100 in 2008. Subsequently, the manufacturer introduced an enhanced takeoff package in 2010, increased payload in 2012, new interior options and multifunction spoilers in 2013 and a standard synthetic vision system in 2015. The higher-speed, higher-thrust Phenom 100EV entered service in 2017.

Bill Carey

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