Embraer has delivered the first Phenom 300 light executive jet to Baruna AG, during a ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will be managed by Jet Aviation Business Jets’ aircraft charter division, and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland, to serve the European market.

We are delighted to deliver the first Phenom 300 to Jet Aviation Business Jets, one of the biggest charter operators in the world, said Colin Steven, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) “ Embraer Executive Jets. The aircraft nicely fits customers’ range requirements and short landing distances all over Europe. This delivery marks a significant step for Embraer Executive Jets in the dynamic European market, where we continue to expand our presence.

The Phenom 300 was launched in 2005 to establish new standards of comfort and performance in the light jet category. The aircraft, which went into operation in December 2009, was approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in May 2010.

The Phenom 300 was selected because of its perfect range of up to 2,000 nautical miles, as the best solution for our customer demand in Europe, said Martin Bernegger, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Jet Aviation’s EMEA & Asia aircraft charter division. Its very low operating cost is also impressive, together with the high performance and comfortable cabin of this newest light jet. We are very happy to commence operations with the Phenom 300.

The jet accommodates up to ten occupants in a spacious and pleasant setting, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single-point refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, short runway capability, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots - KTAS) and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 kilometers), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from Zurich to Reykjavik (Iceland), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Spain), Moscow (Russia) or Cairo (Egypt).