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News: Speed Records For Phenom 300; Legacy 450; 500

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  1. Embraer Phenom 300; Legacy 450; 500 Set Speed Records
    You do not often hear of Embraer executive jets in the news regarding speed records but three of their jets have been awarded speed records by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The Certificates were awarded at the recently concluded NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Phenom 300 light jet set new speed records on two flights over the Caribbean and the United States. The first flight was from Philipsburg, St. Martin to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, on September 1, 2016. The flight lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes, and reached an average speed of 455.7 mph (733.38 km/h), covering a distance of 1,063 nautical miles (1,969 km). The second flight was from Anchorage, Alaska to Van Nuys, California, on April 28, 2017. The flight lasted 4 hours and 42 minutes. According to the NAA, the aircraft reached an average speed of 494.59mph (795.96 km/h) and covered a distance of 2,022 nautical miles (3,745 km). The Phenom 300 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines with 3,360lbs of thrust each with a top speed of 453 knots (521 mph or 838 km/h) and a range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with six occupants and NBAA IFR reserves.
  2. The next record involved the Legacy 450 midsize jet with new speed records on three flights in the United States, and between Australia and Indonesia. The first flight was from Oakland, California to Maui, Hawaii, on December 5, 2016, which lasted 5 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of 2,428 miles (3,907 km), recording its longest flight to date. According to the NAA, the aircraft achieved an average speed of 449.91 mph. The second flight was the following day, from Maui to San Francisco, California, covering a distance of 2,379 miles (3,829 km). The flight lasted 4 hours and 27 minutes, with an average speed of 525.89 mph (846.34 km/h). The third flight was from Perth, Australia to Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 8, 2017. The flight lasted 4 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of 1,620 nautical miles (3,000 km). According to the NAA, the aircraft achieved an average speed of 404.9 mph, establishing the speed record for this course. The Legacy 450 is powered by two Honeywell HTF 7500E engines with 6,540 lbs of thrust each with a top speed of Mach 0.83 (629 mph or 1,012 km/h) and a range of 2,900 nm (5,371 km) with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves.
  3. Finally the Legacy 500 claimed two speed records in the skies above Europe. The first flight was between Bremen, Germany and Moscow, Russia on September 7, 2016, recording an average speed of 481.75 mph (775.3 km/h) during a flight lasting 2 hours and 24 minutes and covered a distance of 1,008 nm (1,867 km). The second flight happened on September 11, 2016, between Moscow and Paris, France, which lasted 3 hours and 11 minutes and covered a distance of 1,332 nautical miles (2,467 km). According to the NAA, an average speed of 480 mph (772.49 km/h) was achieved. The Legacy 500 is powered by two Honeywell HTF 7500E engines with 7,036 lbs of thrust each with a top speed of Mach 0.83 (629 mph or 1,012 km/h) and a range of 3,125 nm (5,371 km) with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves.

    For more information:

    Embraer Brasileira
    de Aeronautica S.A.
    Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170
    São Paulo, São José dos Campos
    12227-901 Brazil
    www.embraerexecutivejets.com

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