The Embraer Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E are light jets designed and manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace company Embraer.
It has been the best-selling light jet aircraft category for over a decade. It is known for its speed, range, and comfort and is widely used for corporate, personal, and charter operations.
As of May 2023, NetJets had 118 Phenom 300 and 300Es in its fleet.
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 7
1,811 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
19 cubic feet
Dedicated Jet Card:
A new Embraer Phenom 300 is listed at $12 million
Embraer began the development of the Phenom 300 in the mid-2000s as a follow-up to its successful Phenom 100 very light jet. The goal was to create a larger, more capable aircraft. The first flight of the Phenom 300 prototype took place on April 29, 2008. The Phenom 300 was certified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) in December 2009 and by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in March 2010.
The Phenom 300 has a cabin length of 16.6 feet, a height of 4.9 feet, and a width of 5.1 feet. It can accommodate six to eight passengers, with a lavatory located at the rear of the cabin.
The Phenom 300 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of 453 knots (521 mph) and a range of up to 2,270 nautical miles (2,610 miles). It has a maximum takeoff weight of 17,968 pounds and a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.
New Phenom 300ERs are priced from $11.5 million.
A minor upgrade to the Phenom 100? Not even close. Bigger, faster, stronger, and more sophisticated, the 300 is a whole different class of airplane.
The 300 seems likely to take market share from the more expensive Bombardier Learjet 40XR and the Cessna Citation CJ4. It may also dissuade Hawker Beechcraft from launching the Hawker 450XP, the long-awaited successor to the venerable Beechjet. In marketing parlance, the Phenom 300 is a category killer.
Business Jet Traveler
I sat in the back for a while and can confirm the cabin is quiet and the seats are even more comfortable than advertised, but what really got me going is flying the 300E.