Thu, Mar 26, 2009
Gov't Ordered Four Planes For Official Transport
Embraer delivered the first Phenom 100 jet this week to
Pakistan’s Air Force. The Pakistan government has acquired
four of this aircraft model, which will be used to transport
government officials of that country.
"Embraer is honored to enjoy the confidence of Pakistan's
Government for operating our products," said Orlando José
Ferreira Neto, Embraer Executive Vice President, Defense and
Government Market. "The Phenom 100 is an excellent aircraft that
meets a broad range of transportation demands and, with the way
opened by the Pakistan Air Force on the international market, we
are seeing a growing interest in this model in several other
This is the first Embraer aircraft delivered to a customer in
Pakistan, and it is also the first Phenom 100 to be operated by a
nation's government. Embraer says the country's Air Force
considered a variety of light jets before selecting the Phenom,
weighing the decision on aspects such as performance, comfort,
technology, acquisition price, and operating costs.
The Phenom 100 jet can accommodate up to eight occupants. Its
range of 1,178 nautical miles, including NBAA IFR fuel reserves,
means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from Islamabad to
Karachi, or Katmandu, Nepal.
The jet was certified in December 2008.
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