In August of 1969, the Brazilian government established “Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica,” also known as Embraer, to manufacture and produce aircraft for its military. Its headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo.

Brazil’s government had been working on its launch since the 1940s, in which both the Ministry of Aeronautics and the Technological Institute of Aeronautics were born. The government selected an alumnus of the Technological Institute of Aeronautics and Embraer’s first President Ozires Silva to lead the company towards a brighter future.

Embraer spent many years working directly with the Brazilian government for internal purposes. In 1973, Embraer launched its first aircraft, the Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante, which means “pioneer” when translated to English. This turboprop regional aircraft had a capacity of just 15 to 21 passengers and was largely used as military and civilian aircraft. The EMB 110 was produced until 1990, delivering a total of 501 aircraft. Less than 50 are still in use today.

Embraer spent many years developing various military aircraft for their own government and internationally. Most noteworthy is its involvement in creating the AMX fighter aircraft in the 1980s with Italian partners Aeritália (Alenia) and Macchi (Aermacchi). In 1987, Embraer bought Aerotec, which focused on producing military aircraft.

After only being owned on the government level, Embraer was ready to go private. In 1994, that vision became a reality when it was sold to investors with the help of its former President, Ozires Silva. One year later, the manufacturing company went public with listings on the New York and Brazilian stock exchanges.

In recent years, competition between Chinese and Russian manufacturers has moved quickly. While Embraer is known for its jets, the company continues to forge relationships with larger entities so that they may take over Embraer’s commercial aircraft division and boost sales.

Embraer & Porsche Collaboration

In 2020, Embraer and Porsche teamed up to create 10 pairs of the extremely rare Embraer Phenom 300E and Porsche 911 Turbo S, complete with its own custom branding.

Both machines come in a custom Brilliant Chrome and Speed Blue paint scheme. They also offer a few matching features, such as the first-ever white steering wheel available in the Porsche 911 Turbo S to coincide with Embraer’s yoke and Speed Blue accents at 12 o’clock. The pair of iconic vehicles offers a starting price of $11 million.

  • Country of Origin: Brazil

Embraer Phenom 300

The following are statistics for both the 2010 and the latest version of the Embraer Phenom 300.

Embraer Phenom 300 (2010) Statistics

453 kts

Maximum Speed

2,077 nm

Maximum Range


Maximum Occupants


Range Of Years Manufactured


Total Aircraft Build

About 320

Current Operational Aircraft

6,385 lbs

Useful Load

$8.14 million on average

Average Sale Value

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Embraer Phenom 300E (2020) Statistics

464 kts

Maximum Speed

2,010 nm

Maximum Range


Maximum Occupants


Range Of Years Manufactured


Total Aircraft Build

About 320

Current Operational Aircraft

2,637 lbs

Useful Load

$9.45 million on average

Average Sale Value

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Operational Resources

Operations Manual

Maintenance Document

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Embraer Phenom 300 Details

Below includes descriptions for the latest Embraer Phenom 300.

Embraer Phenom 300


The Phenom 300E’s interior can be custom designed to specific tastes by switching out the interior features and color scheme. The cabin is designed to maximize space while remaining comfortable. Additionally, passengers can work or browse with its inflight entertainment system and Avance L5 connectivity option with WiFi service. Otherwise, passengers can sleep or lounge comfortably within the Phenom’s extra quiet cabin. In the pilot’s seat, the Phenom 300E has a unique runway overrun awareness and alerting system, offering a warning alert if the runway approach is too steep or too fast.


The nose of the Phenom 300E is narrowed and pointed, giving it its signature look. It also has low swept wings and winglets.


The Embraer Phenom 300 may or may not contain the following avionics:

Embraer Phenom 300 (2010)

  • Garmin’s G3000 Integrated Flight Deck
  • Runway Overrun Awareness And Alerting System (ROASS)
  • ADS-B In
  • Coupled Go-Around
  • Display Of VOR Bearing
  • Enhanced HIS
  • FAA Data Comm (CPDLC In The Continental United States)
  • Garmin Flight Charts
  • Graphical Weight And Balance
  • MFD Navigation Bar New Parameters
  • Stabilized Approach
  • Gogo’s 4G Air To Ground Connectivity System, Avance L5


Embraer Phenom 300

  • Configuration: Twin Engine, Fanjet Engine
  • Max Seats: 10
  • Cruise (High Speed): 453 kts
  • Range: 1971 nm
  • Take-Off: 3,138 ft.
  • Wing Span: 53 ft. 3 in.
  • Length: 52 ft. 2 in.
  • Height: 16 ft. 5 in.
  • Landing: 2,621 ft.

Embraer Phenom 300 Models

Phenom 300

The Phenom 300 is the single best-selling light jet in the world. Produced in 2009, the original Phenom 300 is occasionally reported as a 2009 model but is a 2010 model. Even an older Phenom 300 can see historical appreciation at a 65% increase, which puts the average retail value of a 2010 Phenom 300 at $5.28 million. The Phenom 300 had a reported average retail value of $6.8 million.

Phenom 300E

An upgraded version of the Phenom 300E launched in 2018. It featured a redesigned interior, Garmin-G3000-based Prodigy Touch avionics, and Ground Power Mode for its two rear-pylon-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535-E turbofan engines.

2020 Phenom 300E

An upgraded Phenom 300E made its appearance in 2020 with an increased maximum speed of Mach 0.80 from 0.78 and range increase to 2,010 nmi from 1,992 nmi. This variation is where Embraer launches the use of its runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS), which alerts the pilot if the runway approach is either too fast or too steep. In addition, the Bossa Nova interior option became available with this luxurious model.

2020 Phenom 300MED

Embraer unveiled its 2020 Phenom 300MED variation, designed with Umlaut Systems in Germany and Aerolite for its use of medical equipment. The aircraft features one or two stretchers to be used at the same time, fits an incubator, and has other hospital-grade equipment for medical emergencies. The Phenom 300MED is part of Embraer’s long-time plan to expand its use into air ambulances.

Top Embraer Phenom 300 Questions

How Much Does An Embraer Phenom 300 Cost?

The cost of an Embraer Phenom 300 depends on which model you choose. Newer 300E models have a starting price of $9.45 million. However, you can find pre-owned models for less. Because of its increasing popularity and limited delivery, you may be better off searching for partial or otherwise fractional ownership.

How Fast Is An Embraer Phenom 300?

The most recent Phenom 300E has a maximum speed of 464 kts, about 534 miles per hour. While the fastest jets are typically made by Cessna, Gulfstream, Piper, and so on, Embraer has made a name for itself and joins others on a similar level with luxury, speed, and performance combined.

Is It Easy To Fly An Embraer Phenom 300?

Pilots like flying the Phenom 300 because while extremely high-tech and luxurious, it’s surprisingly simple to fly. Its sleek design offers flexible, comfortable passenger accommodations, while its interior pilot features provide a thrilling and first-class flight experience.

What Engine Does An Embraer Phenom 300 Have?

This Brazilian-born aircraft has two podded, rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofan engines.

Why Did The Embraer Series Began With EMB-110, Not -100?

EMB-100 was the code used for prototypes of the first Bandeirante aircraft. Because of this, Embraer decided to skip reusing the number for its first official model, refining its goals before its debut, eventually producing the operational EMB-110.

How Safe Is The Embraer Phenom 300?

The Phenom 300 is a safe aircraft with very few fatal crashes on its record. Several known crashes were due to pilot error where officials noted wet runways or icy conditions.

One of Embraer’s most remarkable features appears in the 2020 300E through its runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS). This new development for any single-pilot jet performs a real-time analysis as the aircraft reaches an approaching runway. The system will alert the pilot to make adjustments, ensuring a safer landing. This one-of-a-kind feature is a $28,000 add-on that provides a safer flight experience.

What Happened Between Embraer & Boeing?

Boeing Brasil–Commercial was supposed to be a major turning point for Embraer. It would work closely with Boeing as its new majority owner (80%), producing commercial aircraft on a global scale. While both companies expected to close the deal in June 2020, Boeing terminated the impending venture during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Boeing says Embraer failed to satisfy the conditions established in their agreement, therefore bringing the potential $4.2 billion deal to a close. However, Embraer has denied those claims and says because of the negative effects of the pandemic, Boeing terminated the deal in lieu of receiving emergency funds from the U.S. government. Embraer might still file a suit to recover anywhere between $100 and $120 million spent separating its commercial and military units in preparation for the takeover.

Does The Phenom 300 Have A Toilet?

Yes. The Phenom 300 has a private, enclosed lavatory with a sink and toilet on board.

Did Embraer Build Piper Aircraft?

Yes. The company started to produce Piper airplanes under license in 1974 using knock-down kits from their U.S. factory for Embraer assembly and marketing in Brazil and Latin America. Between 1974 and 2000, nearly 2,500 license-built Pipers were produced by Embraer.

What Are All Of Embraer’s Business Jets Ever Produced?

Embraer produced the following business jets throughout the years:

  • Embraer Phenom 100 (very light jet)
  • Embraer Phenom 300 (light jet)
  • Embraer Praetor 500 (mid-size jet)
  • Embraer Praetor 600 (super mid-size jet)
  • Embraer Legacy 450 (mid-size jet)
  • Embraer Legacy 500 (super mid-size jet)
  • Embraer Legacy 600/650 (large jet, developed from the ERJ family)
  • Embraer Lineage 1000 (ultra-large jet, developed from the E-Jet family)

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