First Phenom 300E delivered to the Asia-Pacific region

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Northern Escape Collection’s Phenom 300E is the first of its kind to be operated in the Asia-Pacific region and was handed over at Embraer Executive Jets’ facility in Melbourne, Florida, in late June. Embraer

EMBRAER ANNOUNCED on June 28, 2018, that it has delivered the first EMB-505 Phenom 300E light business aircraft in the Asia- Pacific region.

The aircraft was delivered to Northern Escape Collection, an Australian company that off ers a selection of boutique experiences throughout Northern Australia to its customers.

The aircraft will be based in Queensland and operated by Brisbane-based aircraft and chartermanagement company, Avcair.

Chris Morris, the Executive Chairman of the Morris Group, Northern Escape Collection’s parent company, said: “We are committed to providing our guests luxury, oncein- a-lifetime experiences, every time, where they can discover the diverse natural beauty of Queensland, including the [Great Barrier] Reef, rainforest and the outback …Adding the jet transfer to the Northern Escape Collection, which is also serviced by private helicopter fleet Nautilus Aviation, allows our guests to travel in style and comfort throughout their entire journey.”

Avcair will also off er the aircraft for VIP charter services both within Australia and internationally.

Michael Cooke, CEO of Avcair, said: “Northern Escape Collection’s Phenom 300E brings to the Australian market a new, elegantly designed, state-of-theart aircraft that features advanced avionics and impressive operating economics. We look forward to operating the aircraft soon.”

The Phenom 300E (Enhanced) is the second generation of the Phenom 300 light business aircraft, featuring a redesigned cabin interior. The aircraft was first publicly displayed at the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas in April 2017 and the first delivery occurred, to a customer in South Africa, in April 2018.

Embraer said that the delivery of the Phenom 300E brings the company’s executive jet fleet in the Asia Pacific and China region to 90 aircraft in more than ten countries.

Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, said: “We are delighted that Northern Escape Collection guests will enjoy the Phenom 300’s innovation in cabin comfort, design and technology.” Nigel Pittaway