BRAZILIAN MANUFACTURER Embraer announced on February 15, 2019, that it has sold a Phenom 300E to Special Mining Services Pty Ltd in Australia.
The aircraft is the second Phenom 300E delivered in Australia within twelve months.
Special Mining Services owner Andrew Charlton said the aircraft will be operated by Flight Options (Australia) Pty Ltd and will be available for both domestic and international charter operations once approval has been obtained from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The aircraft will be based at Sydney Airport.
Charlton said: “We chose the Phenom 300E for its ruggedness and ability to take off and land on short runways and this is especially useful for the business we are in. At the same time, its generous cabin space and advanced avionics make it a dream to fly.”
He added: “During our journey from Embraer’s facility in Melbourne, Florida, to Sydney, we experienced the full spectrum of the aircraft’s performance and we are extremely satisfied with what we have bought,” According to Embraer, there are nine of its business jets, across four different models, currently operating in Australia, and in the wider Asia- Pacific and China region there are more than 90 of its aircraft operating across over ten countries.
Phenom 300E VH-NSQ operated by Northern Escape, the first Australian customer, formed part of Embraer’s static line-up at the 2019 Australian International Airshow at Avalon in February 2019.