TYPE: Business jet.

PROGRAMME: Announced, then as Light Jet (LJ), 3 May 2005; BMW Group DesignworksUSA announced as interior designer 6 October 2005; named Phenom 300 and cabin mockup unveiled at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Florida, 9 November 2005; service entry scheduled for mid-2009.

CUSTOMERS: Announced customers include Eagle Creek Aviation Services, which ordered four with five options (last named for either Phenom 100s or Phenom 300s) on 18 October 2006, and United Aviation, which ordered one in July 2006.

COSTS: USD6.65 million (2005).

DESIGN FEATURES: Low, sweptback wing with winglets; T tail; twin, podded, rear-mounted turbofans.

STRUCTURE: Generally of aluminium alloy.

LANDING GEAR: Nosewheel type; retractable.

POWER PLANT: Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofans, with FADEC, each rated at 14.23 kN (3,200 lb st).

ACCOMMODATION: Choice of interior layouts for up to nine passengers in 'Oval Light' cabin, designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Typical layouts include four seats in club arrangement with single rear-facing seat forward and two forward-facing seats aft, plus lavatory at rear; or four seats in club arrangement with two forward-facing seats and lavatory at rear. Cabin is pressurised and air-conditioned.

AVIONICS: 'Prodigy' flight deck with three landscape format flat panel screens, two for PFD and one for MFD functions.


  • Cabin: Max width: 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
    • Max height: 41.50 m (4 ft 11 in)
  • Baggage compartment volume (total): 2.2 m³ (76 cu ft)

PERFORMANCE (estimated):

  • Max operating Mach No: 0.78
  • High cruising speed: 450 kt (833 km/h; 518 mph)
  • Max operating altitude: 13,715 m (45,000 ft)
  • T-O field length: 1,128 m (3,700 ft)
  • Range with six passengers, NBAA IFR reserves, 100 n mile (185 km; 115 mile alternate): 1,800 n miles (3,333 km; 2,071 miles)