Embraer has been making regional jets for decades for the large commercial carriers and it wasn’t until 2000 that they entered the business jet market with the Legacy 600. At that time, most private jets were manufactured for private use and worked well for owners who flew 600 hours a year or less but as demand for private jets and subsequent charter flight hours increased, so did the need to fly 800 to 1,000 hours a year. Embraers’ experience in producing regional jets, designed with high volume carriers in mind were made with easy access for maintenance technicians to swap out commonly replaced parts. As a result, Embraer private jets have some of the highest dispatch rates in the industry.
The Phenom 300 was developed soon after Embraer’s entry into the very light jet market with their Phenom 100 model. The 300 was introduced into the market in 2009 with 14 more inches of fuselage than the 100 which creating an additional 150 cubic feet of cabin. The light, roughly 20% composite design and highly efficient Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofan engines keep the fuel burn to a minimum, burning just under 120 gallons of fuel per hour at altitude.
The combination of cabin space, range and low operating costs made the Phenom 300 the best selling business jet for 4 consecutive years. As compared to the Citation CJ3; the Phenom 300 can fly 2,181 miles non-stop which is about 60 miles further, with a top speed of 482mph which is 20mph faster and has 425 cubic feet of cabin which is 20% larger and at a similar hourly operating cost.
For a more complete comparison, check out PriJet’s performance of the Phenom 300.
For a more complete cost comparison, check out PriJet’s operating cost for the Phenom 300.
NTSB Record Search
We found only one accident for the Phenom 300 in the NTSB records going back to 2007. The accident occurred in Sugarland, TX in 2016 when the pilots attempted to land and stated that the brakes failed and they initiated the emergency brake. The aircraft went off the end of the runway and into a creek where it sustained substantial damage but only minor injuries were reported.
To search NTSB records for the Phenom 300 check out our safety records search by jet type (warning: this page will take a couple minutes to load.)
Phenom 300’s For Sale
At the time of writing this article, there are 18 advertisements of Phenom 300’s for sale at: https://www.libertyjet.com/private_jets_for_sale/Embraer/Phenom%20300 which is a site that consolidates aircraft for sale listings. Only one is listed with a price at $7.6 million and was manufactured in 2014.
Phenom 300 Charter
There are only 48 Phenom 300’s currently available for charter Worldwide so if this is your preferred jet, it is highly recommended you look at Fractional ownership or full ownership options.
Phenom 300 Jet Cards
JetSuite offers jet cards specifically for the Phenom 300 starting at $50,000. NetJets and FlexJet also offer fractional jet cards in the Phenom 300. There are also many options for light cabin jet cards here: https://prijet.com/jet_cards/Small%20Jet?size=Small+Jet but there is no guarantee you will fly in a Phenom 300.
Phenom 300 Fractional Ownership
There are only two known fractional ownership options for the Phenom 300, NetJets and FlexJet.