Embraer began designing the Phenom 300 after finding that potential customers of the Phenom 100 would also like a bigger aircraft. Compared to the Phenom 100, the Phenom 300 has a longer range (nearly double), faster cruise speed, and better runway performance thanks to upgraded engines. It also comes equipped with a cabin that’s more than six feet longer. Embraer also recently debuted the Phenom 300E, an upgraded variant that provides new cabin interior options and a more advanced avionics system.
The original Phenom 300, introduced in 2009, comes equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines, giving it a normal cruise speed of 383 knots, a range of 2,019 nautical miles, a climb rate of 2,642 feet per minute. It requires 2,354 feet of runway to takeoff and 2,220 to land.
Eight years after the introduction of the original Phenom 300, Embraer rolled out the Phenom 300E, which comes with upgraded interior options including wider seats, extendable head and foot rests, and retractable armrests, all of which are options that weren’t featured on original. The Phenom 300E comes equipped with the exact same engines as the original Phenom, so their performance specs are identical, but the 300E has a more advanced Prodigy Touch flight deck that’s powered by Garmin’s G3000 avionics.