The new light jet model, which is an enhancement of the Phenom 300 the world’s most delivered light business jet for the past six years offers Northern Escape Collection an elegant solution to provide their guests access to its collection of private lodges in Queensland including Orpheus Island Lodge, Daintree Ecolodge and Mt Mulligan Lodge.
“We are committed to providing our guests with luxury, once in a lifetime experiences every time, where they can discover the diverse natural beauty of Queensland, including the reef, rainforest and the outback. Adding the jet transfer to the Northern Escape Collection, which is also serviced by our private helicopter fleet Nautilus Aviation, allows our guests to travel in style and comfort throughout their entire journey,” said Chris Morris, Executive Chairman, Morris Group, parent company of Northern Escape Collection.
Australia-based aircraft and charter management company Avcair will operate the new Phenom 300E on behalf of Northern Escape Collection. Avcair will also offer it for VIP domestic and international charter services.
“Northern Escape Collection’s Phenom 300E brings to the Australian market a new, elegantly designed state-of-the-art aircraft that features advanced avionics and impressive operating economics,” said Michael Cooke, CEO of Avcair. “We look forward to operating the aircraft soon”.
“We are delighted that Northern Escape Collection guests will enjoy the Phenom 300E’s innovation in cabin comfort, design and technology,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The true value delivered by the Phenom 300E elevates the customer experience in flight, operations, support, and in ownership”.
The Phenom 300E features the new Embraer-designed and manufactured seats which offer unmatched comfort and personalisation in its class. The broader backs on the seat provide greater support, extendable headrests with bolsters, and extendable leg rests for improved ergonomics.
Additionally, the Phenom 300E features a sleek panel along the centreline of the aircraft’s ceiling, significantly improving passenger experience with enhanced ergonomics and the industry-leading nice® HD CMS/IFE (Cabin Management System/InFlight Entertainment) by Lufthansa Technik, with audio and video on demand. The unit also offers an enhanced cabin lighting scheme with a broad range of ambient mood selections, as well as sleek, silent gaspers enhancing acoustic comfort. Bluetooth connectivity also allows passengers to view inflight information on their personal devices.
Embraer has a global network of owned and authorised service centres and the support is augmented by the services and support personnel based in the Asia Pacific region.
The delivery of Embraer’s new Phenom 300E to the Australia-based company brings Embraer’s Executive Jets’ fleet in the Asia Pacific and China region to over 90 in more than 10 countries.
About Northern Escape Collection
The Northern Escape Collection (northernescape.com.au) is a selection of boutique experiences in Northern Australia designed to celebrate the diverse natural beauty of region and to provide visitors with a sustainable yet luxurious break. It includes Orpheus Island Lodge, Daintree Ecolodge, Mt Mulligan Station (opening late 2018) and M.Y. Flying Fish. The Collection was founded by Australian family business, The Morris Group and is just one part of the substantial investment in the tourism industry in Queensland held by the Group. Its portfolio also includes the recently redeveloped The Ville Resort-Casino and Australia’s largest privately-owned helicopter fleet, Cairns based, Nautilus Aviation.
About the Phenom 300E
The Phenom 300E performs among the top light jets, with a high speed cruise of 453 knots and a six-occupant range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with NBAA IFR reserves. With the best climb and field performance in its class, the Phenom 300E costs less to operate and maintain than its peers. The aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet (13,716 meters), powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines with 3,360 pounds of thrust each.
The Phenom 300E offers a spacious cabin with the Embraer DNA Design and the largest baggage compartment in its category. The largest windows in the class deliver abundant natural lighting in the cabin as well as in the private lavatory. The comfort of the seats, with recline and full movement capability, is enhanced by the best pressurization among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). The Phenom 300E features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment center, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system.
The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, based on the acclaimed Garmin 3000 avionics suite. The features it carries from a class above include single-point refueling, externally serviced lavatory, and an air stair.
About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer (EmbraerExecutiveJets.com) is one of the world’s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, among the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100EV and the light Phenom 300E jet, the medium cabin Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, the large Legacy 650E, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,200 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 countries and are supported by the Company’s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil.
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.