By Juliet Van Wagenen | July 28, 2016
|Phenom 100EV. Photo: Embraer|
[Avionics Today 07-28-2016] At the EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Embraer Executive Jets launched an evolution of its entry-level Phenom 100 business jet, the Phenom 100 EV. The aircraft features a new avionics suite with the Prodigy Touch flight deck, based on the Garmin G3000, and modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines. The Phenom 100 EV will enter the market in the first half of 2017.
The aircraft will have dual launch customers: Mexico’s Across, a premium business aviation services provider, and Emirates Flight Training Academy, a training facility due to open later this year set up by Emirates Airlines to address the industry’s growing demand for pilots. Emirates recently upgraded its earlier order for five Phenom 100E to Phenom 100EV and will be the first flight training organization in the world to train cadet pilots using this platform.