Embraer’s Phenom 300/300E is the best selling light jet of the past decade; We look at its varied seating options
The Phenom 300 and its updated brother, the Phenom 300E, are the best selling light jet type in the past decade.
It is popular with individual owners, and also fractional share and charter fleet operators selling jet cards. It has a high resale value – if you can buy one. There are only 16 on the market. That’s a mere 3.6% of the fleet.
NetJets and Flexjet agree
The list of operators is a who’s who, including the industry’s biggest players. NetJets and Flexjet agree on few things. They both selected the Phenom 300 as their core light jet option.
Embraer’s popular Phenom 300 is red hot in the jet card market as Alliance becomes the third provider in five months to add a program dedicated to the light cabin jet
The Phenom 300 jet card is priced at $6,995 per hour, plus 7.5 percent Federal Excise Tax
Aircraft specific jet cards are growing in popularity as an option between full and fractional ownership and on-demand charter. Users like them because they know ahead of time what they are getting, and they also know baggage limitations and range constraints. You can put down start-up Alliance Aviation as hopping on the wagon.
Jet card and charter operator JetSuite is adding Phenom 300s, paring down its Phenom 100 fleet, and is planning to add at least another type
JetSuite and its sister company JSX are projected to have more than 100 aircraft by 2023
The revamped SuiteKey jet card program with fixed-rates and guaranteed availability is attracting national demand, says president Stephanie Chung
As Dallas-based JetSuite makes the turn into its second decade, its president Stephanie Chung says after a year on the job, she is ready to help lead the company into a future that looks to be focused on larger aircraft. It means paring down the Embraer Phenom 100 that helped launch the company. It recently stopped accepting new members and renewals for the type.
Chung said, “Our immediate goal is to become a dominant provider in the U.S. and to accomplish this, we will continue to add more 300s, as well as gradually lessen our footprint within the very light jet space.”