Asheville Conference Presentations Available Online
Presentations given at the recent Asheville PHENOMENAL mini-conference by Embraer
Executive Jets and Phenom/Legacy mentor pilot Russ Bird are now available on the
Embraer Jet Operators Association website. To view the presentations go
The presentations were just one part of the Asheville conference. It began
with a Welcome Reception under the stars at The Grove Park Inn in the foothills
of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After the Friday morning seminar session, conferees
boarded a bus for the Biltmore Estate winery where they enjoyed an enjoyable and
educational session on how the chemical components in wines react with the
chemicals in food to produce those pleasurable, and sometimes not so pleasurable, tastes.
That evening the group toured the fabulous Biltmore Estate, ending with a unique
reception on the rooftop of the grand house. They finished the day with dinner
in the Stable Café, site of the original Biltmore Estate horse stables.
Saturday afternoon was open for golfing, spa treatments, and simply relaxing
on The Grove Park Inns porch, enjoying the view and the sunny weather.
Saturday evening Embraer treated conference guests to a very nice dinner at Posana
restaurant in downtown Asheville.
Our next PHENOMENAL conference will be the annual event, scheduled for
May 31-June 3 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. As with the last
three annual conferences, Embraer Executive Jets is holding its annual Phenom Executive
Operators Conference in conjunction with our PHENOMENAL Conference.
You only need register once to attend both events.
Embraer will hold its Legacy Executive Operators Conference immediately following the PHENOMENAL/EEOC event, also at the Gaylord.
Stay tuned for more details and the opening of PHENOMENAL Nashville registration.
Studies Landing Gear Overhaul Extension
Executive Jets is considering extending, by two years, the calendar
TBO for the required landing gear overhaul for the Phenom 100 and
300, and will monitor the overhaul of five ship sets to guide its
decision. In a letter to EJOA members, EEJ said it will evaluate the
results of two landing gear overhauls from a fleet operator, one from
a Brazilian customer, and two “typical” North American
customers. The customers have already been selected based on time in
service and geographic locations.
Landing gear TBO may
be extended two years
The current TBO for
Phenom landing gear overhaul is 8 years (96 months) calendar time or
12,000 flight cycles, whichever comes first. EEJ’s proposed
target is 10 years (120 months) while maintaining the 12,000
EEJ said it expects to
make a decision on the landing gear overhaul extension by February
An operator who reaches the current 8-year limit
before the sampling process is complete can obtain a letter extending
the TBO calendar time.
OEM Product Support Surveys
Embraer Executive Jets
scored big in this year’s AIN and ProPilot OEM
Product Support reader surveys—big as in capturing the top spot
in both surveys.
Readers responding to
AIN’s 2016 Product Support Survey gave Embraer the highest
combined overall average (8.4 out of a possible 10) for newer
and older aircraft. Dassault Falcon and Gulfstream (both midsize- and
large-cabin jets) tied for second place at 8.2. Bombardier’s
Challenger series placed third. Bombardier’s Globals and
Textron Aviation’s Citations tied for fourth place, both with a
7.9 rating, up 0.2 from last year. Bombardier’s Learjet support
climbed to a 7.8 rating, up from last year’s 7.7, leaving it
with a fifth-place ranking. For the complete AIN report
the ProPilot survey, Embraer beat out Gulfstream, Dassault,
Citation-Textron, Bombardier, and Hawker Beechcraft-Textron, in that
order. Embraer's overall score was 8.58 out of 10, up from 8.51 in
2015. Embraer scored first among manufacturers in cost of parts, tech
manuals, tech reps, and service satisfaction categories.
read the full ProPilot
report, go to:
Embraer, for outstanding performance in this year's OEM surveys.
Sets Phenom Weekend In October
Embraer Jet Operators Association is partnering with Aviation
Performance Solutions (APS) to present a three-day Professional Pilot
Upset Training (PPUT) course October 20-22 at APS headquarters in
Mesa, Arizona, for up to 10 EJOA members.
first two days of the PPUT program include three flights in an Extra
300 or, optionally, an S211 Marchetti, dedicated to the fundaments of
advanced stall and modern upset training. The fourth flight on Day 3
focuses on instrument-only recovery and a thorough spin awareness
session. Participants also receive comprehensive ground, flight, and
post-flight instruction on situations ranging from stalls and unusual
attitudes to fully developed spins including basic all-attitude
maneuvering to reinforce upset awareness, prevention, and recovery
course has optional S211 Marchetti flight
that Option 2 (S211) is limited to two participants, Option 3 (A4 Jet
Enhancement) is limited to one participant, and Option 4 (S211 Jet
Enhancement) is limited to one participant.
training provides the skills, and the confidence, to handle an
inadvertent departure from normal flight in any scenario, and APS is
the recognized worldwide leader in this very specialized training.
Join fellow Phenom pilots in an enjoyable, informative, and rewarding
experience. The deadline for registering is September 11.
more information and to register, go to:
Health Services With Mayo’s ProPilot
pilots avoid medical exams, even preventive services, because they
fear losing their FAA medical certificates. This avoidance often
results in receiving substandard medical care. Unaddressed medical
needs are a far greater risk to a pilot's career than well-planned
preventive and aviation examinations. The best insurance for
protection against unexpected medical issues that could threaten your
aviation medical certificate is to become involved with a program of
is the core of the Mayo Clinic's ProPilot Program. It offers
high-quality aviation medical certification exams paired with
preventive health screening and, if necessary, treatment, all
coordinated and conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
has formed an exclusive partnership with the Embraer Jet Operators
Association to offer ProPilot to members, both individuals and flight
departments. For more information about ProPilot and to sign up, go
Debuts New Phenom 100 EV
AirVenture Embraer Executive Jets announced a new version of the
Phenom 100—the Phenom 100 EV, for Evolution.
certification and first deliveries in the first quarter of 2017, the
100 EV will be a "touch more Phenom" because of its Garmin
Prodigy Touch 3000 avionics, and better performance. A change in the
Fadec software extracts 35 lbs more thrust from the P&W 617F1-E
engines for better hot and high takeoff and climb performance, and an
impressive 16-kt increase in max cruise speed to 405 KTAS.
Phenom 100 EV
In response to
questions, Embraer Executive Jets President Marco Tulio Pelligrini
said the Touch 3000 probably will not be offered as a retrofit to
existing Phenom 100s. However, he agreed that members of the Embraer
Jet Operators Association who own and/or fly Phenom 100s will be
interested in the P&W engine modification. Embraer said it will
work with the association to gauge member interest in the EV engine