by Kerry Lynch
Executive AirShare expanded its portfolio of Phenoms with the addition of its first 300E. With the newest Phenom, the fractional ownership provider says it is the first commercial operator of the full lines of Phenom jets. Embraer handed over the Phenom 300E to Executive AirShare president and CEO John Owen on August 31 during a delivery ceremony in Melbourne, Florida, where the Brazil-based manufacturer produces Phenoms and Legacy 450/500s.
“This milestone underscores our longstanding relationship with Embraer and its industry-leading innovations in design, performance, reliability, and comfort,” said Owen.
Launched during the NBAA Convention in October in Las Vegas, the “E” variant of the Phenom 300 incorporates a redesigned cabin and the Lufthansa Technik nice HD cabin management/in-flight entertainment system. The new model received U.S. FAA, EASA, and Brazilian ANAC approval earlier this year when the first was handed over to a customer from South Africa in March.
In delivering the first Executive AirShare-bound 300E, Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO Michael Amalfitano credited the regionally focused operator with taking a pioneering role in bringing the Phenoms to the fractional market, setting “new standards in customer experience and fleet availability in this segment.”
Executive AirShare is planning to showcase its newest edition during a city-to-city roadshow this week, visiting bases in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Kansas City.