The Phenom 100 / E / EV is one of the very best Very Light Jet’s on the market. Boasting one of the largest cabins in its class paired with the largest baggage capacity and cabin technology and it’s easy to see why this aircraft has gained popularity as much as it has. Below I have included five things to keep in mind prior to chartering a Phenom 100.
HIGHEST PASSENGER CAPACITY
The Phenom 100 series can accommodate up to 7 passengers if flown by a single pilot, however, to ensure maximum comfort and performance, we advise to limit the group between 2-4 adult passengers.
LARGEST BAGGAGE CAPACITY
The baggage capacity for the Phenom 100’s far outweighs its competitors in its class. It has two exterior baggage compartments, one unpressurized in the nose and one pressurized in the rear of the aircraft with an access door under the engine. Both these total almost 71 cu ft of storage which also includes optional ski tubes. There is an optional 6 cubic feet of storage available as an add-on that would replace the small galley near the flight deck.
LATEST CABIN TECHNOLOGY
As you board the aircraft you will notice LED lighting and retractable cup holders large enough to accommodate personal electrical gadgets and cell phones. BMW elevated the side-ledge to new heights and incorporated storage nooks, AC power outlets, headset plug-ins, lighting and temperature controls, MP3 plugs, and even going as far as to integrate speakers and equip the aircraft with XM satellite radio! The Phenom 100 is the only Very Light Jet (VLJ) to be equipped with speakers throughout the cabin so you can rock out to your favorite songs or catch up on your Audible books while cruising at 41,000 feet.
As you near aircraft passenger capacity, its range can be significantly reduced, even by up to 50%! To ensure maximum comfort and performance, we suggest limiting adult passengers to 4 and if there are a few children in the group, this would assist in accommodating more than 4. If you have 5-6 adults, we would recommend using the larger variant of the Phenom 100, the Phenom 300 which can accommodate up to 9!
SUPER LIGHT CABIN AT VERY LIGHT JET (VLJ) PRICE
Boasting the largest in class cabin size, it rivals aircraft that are two categories larger in the Super Light Jet Class such as the Learjet 45. The Phenom 100 has the same cabin height and width of its larger counterpart, the Phenom 300. The 100’s cabin is significantly shorter but for groups around 2-3 passengers with a 2 hour journey, the Phenom 100 will be one of, if not the best Very Light Jet (VLJ) for a trip like this. The Phenom 100 took over the Very Light Jet market quickly due to its spacious cabin, fully enclosed aft lavatory, and countless pieces of technology throughout the cabin. It has been the number one selling Very Light Jet for 10 consecutive years ! We have no doubt you will feel the same way!