Embraer’s self-described “ideal entry-level private jet,” the Phenom 100 is the VLJ (very light jet) that forged the brand’s sterling reputation in the light business jet market. The Embraer Phenom 100 boasts next-gen technology and impressive comfort for a compact jet. This little dynamo has enjoyed incredible popularity since first entering service in 2008. Within 2 years of certification, more Embraer Phenom 100 jets were being delivered than any other very light jet.
Charter an Embraer Phenom 100 for turboprop-grade efficiency in an extra-light aircraft that has proven once and for all: small jets can have roomy cabins, too.
Embraer dialed it up a notch in 2016 when they unveiled the ultimate version of the Phenom 100 jet: the Embraer Phenom 100EV. No other VLJ has achieved the same combination of turboprop ergonomics, superior hot-and-high performance, and elegant cabin atmosphere. The Phenom 100EV is the cream of the crop for single-pilot beauty and performance.
The Embraer Phenom 100 jet boasts 1,160 nautical miles of range with its tiny titan of an airframe. No jet intended for 5 passengers with less than a dozen feet of total cabin length can compete. It climbs to 37,000 feet in just 23 minutes with double Pratt and Whitney engines that provide takeoff thrust of nearly 1,700 pounds apiece.
The upgrades to the phenomenal Phenom 100EV take everything to the next level. According to Flight Global, “While the enhanced performance package improvement at sea level and standard conditions is notable, in hot and high conditions it is remarkable.” The publication tracked a hot-and-high range improvement of 37% to 52% with the enhanced EV model. The 390kt cruise true airspeed exceeds even the Cessna Citation CJ1+.
The VLJ class is the lightest and most compact of all private jets, ideal for a quick business trip either alone or in a small group. Nonetheless, the Embraer Phenom 100 specs have been praised for a larger cabin, which can seat a pilot along with four-to-six passengers, depending on configuration, with optional features you simply can’t get on most other airframes this size (i.e. a bathroom with a solid privacy door). The Embraer Phenom 100 interior is an inch over five feet wide—rather generous and top of its class.
The Embraer Phenom 100 is unsurpassed among light jets when it comes to fuel efficiency and cost-effective private business flights. Not only is it faster than the competing CJ1+, but with a lower total cost per trip and a wider cabin to boot. It has a similar cost per mile to the diminutive Citation Mustang with greater range and an extra seat. Business Jet Online asserts that the Phenom 100 jet is “tough to beat in terms of acquisition and operating costs, speed, and—finally—comfort.” We tend to agree.
|MARKET SUMMARY||FLIGHT ACTIVITY (LAST 365 DAYS)|
|In Operation||294||Number of Flights||23,158|
|For Sale||18||Average Distance||355 (nm)|
|Leased||15||Total Distance||8,244,353 (nm)|
|Asking Price||$1.3M - $2.3M||Average Flight Time||1.3 (hrs)|
|Manufacturer Year||2009 to 2013||Total Flight Time||29,682.6 (hrs)|
|DIRECT OPERATING COSTS (US AVERAGE)||TOTAL FIXED & DIRECT COSTS (NO DEPRECIATION)|
|Block Speed Statute Miles/Hour||450||Cost/Hour||$2,217|
|Total Cost Per Statute Mile||$3.70||Cost/Statute Mile||$4.92|
*Data as of May 2021. Based on flight activity of in-operation aircraft
Our team at Hangar 7 Aviation would love to get you in the air on one of these phenomenal very light jets for your next excursion to Las Vegas, Cancun, Miami, or wherever you’re headed. The Embraer Phenom 100 makes short private charter flights fast and comfortable at an attractive price point.
Hangar 7 takes the same approach, giving you the ideal combination of flexibility and simplicity, personalized to your needs. Charter your flight with us and plan a seamless trip where your focus can go towards the things that matter most. We’ll handle the details.