The Embraer Phenom 100 is a very light jet designed and manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace company Embraer. It is a popular entry-level business jet, suitable for short to medium-range flights and ideal for corporate, personal, and charter operations.
Very Light Jet Cabin
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 5
915 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
10 cubic feet
Dedicated Jet Card:
A new Embraer Phenom 100 is listed at $5 million
Embraer began the development of the Phenom 100 in the mid-2000s with the goal of creating a private jet that could serve the air taxi market. The first flight of the prototype took place on July 26, 2007. It was certified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) in December 2008 and by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in December 2009. Production of the Phenom 100 began in 2008. In 2017, Embraer introduced the Phenom 100EV.
The Phenom 100 has a cabin length of 11.0 feet, a height of 4.9 feet, and a width of 5.1 feet. It can seat four to five passengers with a fully enclosed lavatory in the rear.
The Phenom 100 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F-E engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of 390 knots (449 mph) and a range of up to 1,178 nautical miles (1,355 miles). It has a maximum takeoff weight of 10,582 pounds and a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet.
New Phenom 100EVs are priced at $5.3 million.
While Cessna was, at the launch of the Mustang, a longtime light jet manufacturer, the Phenom 100 broke new ground for Embraer. It was, indeed, a remarkable achievement. Even though it’s been only a few years since the 100’s entry into service, many people have forgotten that the jet was the Brazilian airline maker’s first foray into a purpose-built bizjet.
Embraer addressed these faults and continues to improve the Phenom 100 series. The company developed a new passenger seat with supplier DeCrane Aerospace, featuring improved lumbar support and cushioning, a retractable armrest, and a partially folding seat next to the cabin entry door.
Business Jet Traveler
The entry-level Phenom 100 sits squarely at the boundaries of two aircraft segments. While not as swift as, say, the pricier 460-knot Hawker Beechcraft Premier II, at 390 knots the Phenom 100 will stay far ahead of the Citation Mustang’s 340-knot top speed.