Embraer’s first Phenom 100 customers conclude pilot training
Nov. 18, 2008, São José dos Campos, Brazil – The first Phenom 100 customers have successfully passed the practical test with the FAA on the new Embraer entry level executive jet.
November 18, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
Nov. 18, 2008, São José dos Campos, Brazil – The first
Phenom 100 customers have successfully passed the
practical test with the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) on the new Embraer entry level executive jet,
at Alliance Airport, in Fort Worth, Texas.
James Frost, the first Phenom 100 customer
authorized to fly the aircraft, is a real estate and
mineral executive, and already holds an Air Transport
Pilot certificate, with 2,500 hours logged in 35 years
of experience. Frost’s wife, Elizabeth, who has also
successfully completed the program, is the first
woman to be certified as a Phenom 100 pilot.
“We congratulate the first Phenom 100 customer pilots,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Embraer
Vice President, Customer Support and Services – Executive Jets. “The successful conclusion of
the training program shows Embraer’s commitment to offering premium and timely services,
from innovative products to first-rate training and support.”
“The conclusion of the training program made me feel even more excited to fly my own
Phenom 100 jet. I was attracted to the jet by its high level of automation and clean sheet design and, through the practical classes, I experienced the jet’s comfortable cabin, friendly cockpit,and high-end systems,” said owner James Frost.
The general pilot training program will have two new Full-Flight Simulators (FFS) built by CAE, located in the U.S., and another one in Burgess Hill, United Kingdom. Embraer CAETraining Services (ECTS) is a joint venture that was formed by Embraer and CAE, in 2007, toprovide comprehensive pilot and ground crew training programs for Phenom customers.