Known as The Phenom, this is an ideal multi-engine trainer and replaces a leased fleet of King Air 200s.
The Embraer Phenom 100 is a business jet aircraft piloted by two flight crew in the cockpit, with space in the cabin for up to five passengers. For UK MFTS, this will be two student pilots, four student rear crew, and an instructor in the fifth rear seat. The Phenom 100 is powered by two Pratt and Whitney Canada PT617 turbofan engines, developing 3,460 pounds of thrust. The Phenom 100 cruises at 405 knots (466 mph) and can reach an altitude of 41,000 feet.
This provides the first opportunity to fly a larger, more complex airframe, for those selected for multi-engine training. Pilots will learn:
the complexities of flying with a second engine
operating at high altitude
crew resource management
flying in multi-aircraft formations
dealing with emergency procedures