Embraer began designing the Phenom 300 after finding that potential customers of the Phenom 100 would also like a bigger aircraft. It was a new design with the aim of allowing operation to smaller airports such as London City and Telluride Regional Airport. \u00a0 \nIt first flew on 29 April 2008, and received its type certification on 3 December 2009. On 29 December 2009 Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300 to Executive Flight Services at the company\u0027s headquarters at S\u00e3o Jos\u00e9 dos Campos, Brazil. \u00a0 \nOn 31 January 2020, Embraer announced significant upgrades to the Phenom 300, with maximum speed increased to Mach 0.80 from 0.78 (464 vs. 446 kn), and range increased to 2,010 nmi (from 1,992 nmi). Rated engine thrust was increased to 3,478 lbf (from 3,360 lbf) on upgraded PW535E1 turbofans. \u00a0 \nThe Phenom 300 is a twin-engined cantilever monoplane with a low-positioned, swept wings. It has a horizontal stabiliser in a T-tail configuration and a retractable tricycle landing gear. It has two rear-pylon-mounted Pratt \u0026amp; Whitney Canada PW535E turbofan engines. The enclosed cabin has room for nine passengers and a two-pilot crew; during single-pilot operation an additional passenger can be carried. Access to the cockpit and cabin is via an airstair on the left-hand side. \u00a0 \nIn March 2019, Embraer delivered the 500th Phenom 300, claiming more than half of the light jet market share since 2012. Click here for details of the variants.