Embraer’s Phenom 300E business jet will be equiped with an autothrottle feature from the third quarter of 2024, announced the company on Thursday.
The new feature will assist in autonomous throttle control during various phases of flight, reducing the pilot’s workload. The improvement, however, will be an optional item.
The autothrottle is set to enhance the single-pilot cockpit architeture that already includes the Prodigy Touch based on Garmin G3000 avionics suite.
Embraer also states that it intends to offer the feature as an aftermarket retrofit for aircraft already delivered.
“We are excited to introduce autothrottle to the Phenom 300E’s avionics suite. It is another example of Embraer’s mindset of continued improvement, listening to customers feedback and elevating an industry-leading product even further. Innovations like this enhance the experience and deliver even more value to operators. And that is why an aircraft like the Phenom 300E continues to offer the ultimate experience in its category,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets.
The Phenom 300 series is the most flown private jet in the U.S., with more than 700 aircraft in operation and more than 2 million flight hours logged, Embraer said.