Embraer's Phenom 300 Continues Its Reign

The fastest light jet in production is the top-selling twinjet for the fourth year in a row.

Following the release of the 2023 year-end delivery numbers by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Embraer announced that for the 12th consecutive year, its Phenom 300 was the bestselling jet in its class, with 63 of the series delivered last year. It was also the top-selling twinjet for the fourth year in a row.

Over the past decade, the Brazil-based airframer has delivered more than 730 of the light jets, with the fleet surpassing two million flight hours. Its U.S. customers flew their Phenom 300s more than 360,000 times last year.

With its high-speed cruise of 464 knots, the Phenom 300 is also the fastest light jet in production, and it has a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles.

Its avionics include the first runway overrun awareness and alerting system to be certified for a business jet as well as other innovative features such as an autothrottle, coupled go-around, and emergency descent mode.