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São José dos Campos, Brazil, 2015/07/07 - Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first Phenom 300 to Luxaviation S.A. which is part of Luxaviation Group, the second largest business aviation group in the world based in Luxembourg - Luxaviation.com / Embraer.com. NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3
Luxaviation Group has been rapidly expanding its business worldwide through acquisitions bringing valuable benefits to customers. With a broader range of aircraft types, the collaboration between the Group’s companies enhances best practices in all operational areas. Luxaviation Group today operates a combined fleet of more than 250 business aircraft, including 18 Embraer business jets.
“I’m glad to welcome Luxaviation S.A to the Phenom 300’s family,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President & CEO Embraer Executive Jets. “As an Embraer executive jets fleet operator, Luxaviation Group recognizes our expertise in design-differentiated products as well as our excellence in customer services. I’m very confident with this long-term partnership, which will allow us to support Luxaviation Group’s operations and increasing presence in some of the world’s fastest growing business aviation markets”.
Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group says: “The integration of the Embraer Phenom 300 type aircraft into our 250 jet fleet allows us to diversify and develop our offer mainly for growing markets and specifically for the fast-growing Asian business jet market. It responds to clients’ needs for a diversified fleet providing high flexibility.
The Phenom 300 is the most delivered business jet for the second year in a row. The aircraft is in operation in more than 20 countries and has accumulated over 200,000 flight hours. In five years of operation, the Phenom 300 fleet has surpassed the 250 aircraft mark, having reached a 57% market share in the light jet category.
About the Phenom 300
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 nonstop flights from Miami to Telluride, or Los Angeles to Orlando. With the best climb and field performance in its class, the Phenom 300 costs less to operate and maintain than its peers. 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 spacious cabin, designed in partnership with BMW Designworks USA, and the largest baggage compartment in its category. The largest windows in the class deliver abundant natural lighting in the cabin as well as in the private lavatory in the back of the aircraft. The comfort of the seats, with recline and full movement capability, is enhanced by the best pressurization among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). The Phenom 300 features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment centre, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system.
The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck. The features it carries from a class above include single-point refueling, externally serviced lavatory, and an air stair.
About Luxaviation Group
Luxaviation Group (luxaviation.com) is the second largest business aviation group in the world. It offers the expertise and know-how of 1500 employees across the globe with 250 diverse aircraft, 9 European AOCs and further 8 AOCs worldwide, 20 FBOs (Fixed Based Operators) and 14 MROs (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centers) throughout the world.
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