NetJets receives first Phenom 300:
NetJets has taken delivery of its first Embraer Phenom 300 – part of an order signed in 2010 for up to 125 of the seven-seat business jets that will form the backbone of the fractional ownership giant’s light cabin offering.
The aircraft is equipped with NetJets’ new bespoke interior – the Signature Series which features advanced in-flight entertainment and a custom cabin design including specially-selected fabrics and materials along with customised seating, lighting and storage. The Phenom handover also marks the first in-service application of Embraer’s Prodigy Touch flight deck. Based on the Garmin G3000 platform, Prodigy Touch provides enhanced pilot interface and situational awareness. This marks the first in-service application of this advanced avionics system.
Embraer says production of NetJet’s Phenom 300 will be transferred in 2014 from its Gavião Peixoto plant in Brazil to Melbourne, Florida, home to its US assembly and paint facility.