Embraer Executive Jets announced today the delivery of the first Phenom 100E in China.
The aircraft will be operated by Wanfeng Aviation Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Wanfeng Auto Holding Group.
Based in Zhejiang province, Wanfeng Auto Holding Group is a large private joint-stock enterprise with businesses in automotive parts, machinery, financial investments, as well as alternative energy and materials.
“We are glad that Wanfeng chose Embraer’s Phenom 100E, and it’s an honor for us to support Wanfeng’s growth in China,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Embraer’s entry-level Phenom 100E executive jet has won the hearts of owner-pilots, operators, fractional companies and airliners’ flight training academies worldwide due to its reliability, efficiency and advanced technology. The Phenom 100E will create more value for Wanfeng and bring delightful air travel experiences to its passengers.”
Guan Dongyuan, Senior Vice President of Embraer and President of Embraer China, said: “It is an important milestone to have Wanfeng as the launch customer of Phenom 100E in China. It reflects Wanfeng’s trust not only in Embraer Executive Jet products, but also in our Customer Support and Services. The Phenom 100E will help Wanfeng optimize its fleet structure and bring Wanfeng more business opportunities in the future.”
“It’s a great honor to receive the first Phenom 100E in China,” said Chen Bin, President of Wanfeng. “After comprehensive studies of executive jets in the same class, we chose the Phenom 100E, as it ideally meets our demands with its appealing features such as plenty of space, fast speed, and low fuel consumption.”
As of today, over 320 Phenom 100s are in operation in 26 countries.
Wanfeng Auto Holding Group is a large joint-stock international enterprise. Since its establishment in 1994, it has expanded its businesses to auto parts, machinery, financial investment, alternative energy and new materials, and general aviation.
So far, Wanfeng has distinguished itself in several fields: automobile aluminum wheels production, magnesium alloy production, new material coating, new energy development and automation equipment manufacturing.
The Phenom 100E has a four-occupant range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), with NBAA IFR reserves. With a high-speed cruise of 390 knots, the Phenom 100E is one of the fastest jets in its class, with operating costs comparable to that of leading turbo-prop aircraft. The Phenom 100E also features multi-function spoilers, and the aircraft is capable of flying at 41,000 feet (12,500 m), powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F-E engines with 1,695 pounds of thrust each.