There comes a time in the development of corporate executive teams when “getting the deal done” or “delighting the customer” requires more than what conventional travel methods can provide. With today’s pace of business measured in minutes and microseconds, successful executives need transportation tools that match the environment in which they do their magic. IE executive jet charters.
If this were the early 1900’s, your answer might be to commission a luxurious “special train,” like the hand-crafted, mahogany-lined jobs that Teddy Roosevelt, J. Pierpont Morgan, and William McKinley rode. Those sleek Pullmans were very fast for their time, yet eons too slow for our current competitive environment.
The advent of aviation changed all that. Now, aircraft can travel thousands of miles in a single flight, and distances that once took many days to traverse now take but a few hours.
Yet business continues to accelerate. Today, many corporate executives find that commercial air travel is too inflexible, and that midsized, prop-driven aircraft are pokey, ponderous, noisy and uncomfortable. They are attracted to the world of executive jets but are put off by the high cost, crew and maintenance requirements.
Enter the Embraer Phenom 100
Not anymore. In 2008, Embraer, the award-winning Brazilian manufacturer of military, commercial and executive aircraft, launched the first Embraer Phenom 100, a “Very Light Jet” (VLJ) with some amazing characteristics. Over the next decade, Embraer delivered 358 of these revolutionary aircraft to markets worldwide — and the demand continues to grow.
Why is the Embraer Phenom 100 so successful? Here are three areas where it shines:
- Classified as a Very Light Jet (VLJ), the Embraer Phenom 100 can be flown with just one crew member, minimizing personnel costs.
- Average fuel usage for a four-hour flight, including takeoff, is 85 gallons per hour, putting the Embraer in the same consumption range as turboprops, saving you money.
- A cruising speed of 466 mph and a top speed of 533 mph (Mach 0.70) mean that you get to your destination more quickly.
- A service ceiling of up to 41,000 feet means you can optimize flight performance.
- Runway requirements are 3,199 feet for takeoff and 2,430 feet for landing. This short length increases the number of airports you can access compared to larger jets.
- This cruiser can carry eight passengers in a luxurious setting.
- It can transport up to 2.9 cubic yards of luggage, the most for any aircraft in its class.
- The Embraer Phenom 100‘s low-wing, high-tail configuration reduces cabin noise.
- The plane was crafted inside and out by a prestigious international design firm. The interior is sleek, as befits a business jet, yet comfortable and cozy.
Best Way to Begin
At Flex Air Charters, we can provide a way to begin your transition to an Embraer Phenom 100. It’s a simple concept, a variant of “try-before-you-buy.”
We’re not talking about limiting your exploration to a couple of demo flights. Instead, we recommend leasing an Embraer Phenom 100 for a minimum of six months. That way, you’ll be able to experience the jet’s full capabilities, gauging best how and if it fits your needs.
At Flex Air Charters, aircraft leasing arrangements are our specialty. We are not a leasing company, per se. Rather, we are lease packaging specialists. We find the people, like you, who would like to have the use of an aircraft for a defined period, and then we link them up with corporations and individuals who have aircraft that would be available for lease. We work with both sides to ensure all the necessities of the leasing transaction are addressed.