Embraer Signs Contract with GrandView Aviation for the Phenom 300MED
aerobd.news : Embraer announced today it has signed a contract with GrandView Aviation for a Phenom 300MED STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) conversion. The aircraft will be converted at Embraer’s Service Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and operated by on-demand charter operator GrandView Aviation.
“We originally selected the Phenom 300 as our national fleet platform due to its flexibility and high utilization reliability. With the Phenom 300MED conversion, our aircraft can transition from a passenger cabin interior to medevac in a matter of hours, allowing for maximum operational efficiency,” Said Jessie Naor, Chief Operating Officer at GrandView Aviation. “We already operate diverse missions, and the Phenom 300MED further adds to our ability to meet a wide variety of client needs.”
“We are delighted to sign this contract with GrandView, the Phenom 300MED launch customer,” said Marsha Woelber, Head of Worldwide Executive Jets Customer Support & Aftermarket Sales, Embraer Service & Support. “We are sure this will be the first of many conversions around the world. This contract is an example of Embraer’s ability to add value in our industry-leading product portfolio.”
The Phenom 300MED is a unique Medevac solution for the Phenom 300 series aircraft, the most successful light jet in the world, and is available through a STC, developed and certified by Embraer and umlaut utilizing Aerolite equipment. The Medevac solution, which is also available for new aircraft, is exclusively installed by Embraer’s top-ranked Services & Support organization, ensuring the highest quality, reliability, and service experience, direct from the manufacturer.
As a purpose-built Medevac solution, created in collaboration with the leading companies in the aeromedical industry, the Phenom 300MED is designed to provide crucial air transportation for both civil and government applications, and to be quickly and easily configured to meet the various needs of both healthcare providers and patients.
The Phenom 300MED is based on the fastest and longest-ranged light jet in production, benefiting from the platform’s heritage of class-leading performance, low operating costs, high mission flexibility and state-of-the-art avionics. With best-in-class cabin altitude of 6,600 feet, passengers and crew enjoy more oxygen in the cabin. This feature equates to a healthier flight experience, which is essential for medical staff and patient care.
The Phenom 300MED is further distinguished by the integration of Aerolite medical equipment. Aerolite is a leader in the design, engineering, production, and installation of Air Medical interiors. With over 500 Medevac interiors delivered, the company offers the ideal blend of equipment for the mission.
Embraer’s products, including the Phenom 300 series, are recognized for high reliability and utilization. Embraer recently announced the delivery of the 600th Phenom 300 series business jet, which entered the market in December 2009. Since then, it has accumulated over 1.2 million flight hours and is in operation in more than 35 countries. According to VREF’s 15-year business aircraft residual value forecast, the Phenom 300 series retain the highest residual values in the industry.
About GrandView Aviation
GrandView Aviation operates a fleet of Phenom 300 private charter jets and helicopters supporting VIP transport and medical transport across the United States from the company’s bases in Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Phoenix, Boston, Denver and soon, Los Angeles. GrandView Aviation is a FAA Part 135 certificated aircraft operator & carries the elite Wyvern Wingman safety rating. For more information about GrandView Aviation, please visit www.flygv.com.
About the Phenom 300E
The Phenom 300E is the fastest and longest-ranged single-pilot jet, with a high-speed cruise of 464 knots and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles (3,724 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. With the best climb performance in its class, the Phenom 300E costs less to operate and maintain than its peers. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E1 engines with 3,478 pounds of thrust each.
The Phenom 300E offers a spacious cabin with the Embraer DNA Design and its baggage compartment is among the largest in its category. The largest windows in the class deliver abundant natural lighting in the cabin as well as in the private lavatory. The comfort of the seats, with recline and full movement capability, is enhanced by the best pressurization among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). The Phenom 300E features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment center, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system.
The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, based on the acclaimed Garmin 3000 avionics suite. The light jet boosts features found on larger aircraft, including single-point refueling, externally serviced lavatory and an airstair.
About Embraer Services & Support
The Embraer Services & Support network covers the globe with more than 70 owned and authorized service centers and two 24/7 Contact Centers at Embraer’s Brazil headquarters. The organization employs 4,000 staff, who support 1,700 customers and 5,600 defense, commercial, agricultural, and business aircraft, as well as agnostic services performed by OGMA in Portugal. Spares inventories valued at over US$ 1 billion are distributed among 24 warehouses across five continents. Our professionals are experts in aircraft performance, component repair, parts distribution, training, spares planning, interior modifications, and global logistics. Embraer Services & Support is solution provider designed to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of innovative and competitive services, extending aircraft operational life and maximizing the Embraer fleet’s fullest potential.
A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.