Executive AirShare says it has become the nation’s first fractional provider to add the Embraer Phenom 300E light jet to its fleet. The addition of this new aircraft also means that Executive AirShare has been the first commercial operator for all the Embraer Phenom aircraft. The company sells fractional shares and jet cards to customers in the Kansas City metropolitan area; Wichita, Kan.; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Denver, Colo., and Buffalo, N.Y. Its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services, offers aircraft management and charter services from bases in Fort Worth, Dallas, Wichita, Kansas City, Denver and Buffalo. Its jet card program uses a formula combining days and hours and starts with 10 days per year.
“This milestone underscores our longstanding relationship with Embraer and its industry-leading innovations in design, performance, reliability and comfort,” says John Owen, Executive AirShare’s CEO on taking delivery of its new P300E. “Our shareowners see the addition of the Phenom 300E to the Executive AirShare fleet as a reflection of our ongoing dedication to delivering an unparalleled experience.”
If you are familiar with the P300, the “E” stands for enhanced. It is an evolution of the light business jet that has become the category best-seller for six years in a row, commanding more than 50 percent market share since it entered service in late 2009. An analysis by AvBuyer magazine found the Phenom 300 to have the highest productivity index among light jets. The Phenom 300 also delivers fleet operators’ highest reliability rate: 99.5 percent, the according to Executive AirShare.
“We are honored to deliver the new Phenom 300E to Executive AirShare, whose pioneering role with the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 in the fractional program market has set new standards in customer experience and fleet availability in this segment of the market,” said Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The new Phenom 300E will deliver true value to Executive AirShare and its shareowners.”
Key enhancements include intelligent-design seating with broader backs for greater support, expandable headrests with bolsters, and extendable leg rests. A divan and large galley. Expanded aisle clearance and increased cabin space enhance passenger mobility. An all-new centerline upper tech panel offers in-flight information, entertainment and lighting that broadens the ambient mood options. Sleek, silent gaspers enhance acoustic comfort. There’s now Bluetooth connectivity to the in-flight entertainment system while the aircraft continues to have the largest baggage compartment facilitates.
“The new Phenom 300E interior reflects the Embraer DNA design, with new seats that were designed, engineered and built by Embraer,” said Jay Beever, Vice President, Interior Design, Embraer Executive Jets. “The industry-first centerline Upper Tech Panel, with touch-sensitive environmental controls, allows passengers to be served by technology — and not the other way around.”
At the same time, Executive Air Share has discontinued its turboprop solution, the King Air 350i, from its programs. The company did not disclose why or if it plans to have a turboprop program in the future. There are currently 13 companies that offer turboprop or piston jet card solutions.
Executive AirShare is planning a city-to-city roadshow the week of September 10 to showcase the aircraft to existing customers. The company plans to visit its bases in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Kansas City. You can compare Executive AirShare’s jet card offerings by 65 variables against over 250 programs by subscribing to Private Jet Card Comparisons here.