Pakistanís Air Force receives first Phenom 100
Friday, Mar 27, 2009
Embraer delivered the first Phenom 100 jet, yesterday, at its Headquarters, in S„o Josť dos Campos, Brazil, to Pakistanís Air Force. The Pakistan government has acquired four of this aircraft model,
which will be used to transport government officials of that country. This transaction is already included in Embraerís fourth quarter firm order backlog.
ďEmbraer is honored to enjoy the confidence of Pakistanís Government for operating our products,Ē said Orlando Josť Ferreira Neto, Embraer Executive Vice President, Defense and Government Market. ďThe Phenom 100 is an excellent aircraft that meets a broad range of transportation demands and, with the way opened by the Pakistan Air Force on the international market, we are seeing a growing interest in this model in several other regions.Ē
This is the first Embraer aircraft delivered to a customer in Pakistan, and it is also the first Phenom 100 to be operated by a government. The countryís Air Force chose this model after carrying out a detailed analysis of such aspects as performance, comfort, technology, acquisition price, and operating costs, among others.
The Phenom 100 jet can accommodate up to eight occupants. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from Islamabad (Pakistan) to Karachi (Pakistan) or Katmandu (Nepal), from New York to Miami, in the U.S., or from London to Rome, in Europe. The jet was certified in December 2008, and proved to be the fastest and to have the largest baggage capacity in its category. The Phenom 100 has the latest in cockpit design and a private aft lavatory as one of its most competitive features.
Source: Defense Professionals