Embraer delivers first Phenom 300E to Australian tour group
Embraer has delivered its first Phenom 300E in the Asia-Pacific region to Australia’s Northern Escape Collection. “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.
The Phenom 300E features the new Embraer-designed and manufactured seats. 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 panel along the centreline of the aircraft’s ceiling, significantly improving passenger experience with enhanced ergonomics as well as audio and video on demand. The unit also offers an enhanced cabin lighting scheme with a broad range of ambient mood selections. Bluetooth connectivity also allows passengers to view inflight information on their personal devices.
The Northern Escape Collection is a selection of boutique experiences in Northern Australia designed to “celebrate the diverse natural beauty of the region and to provide visitors with a sustainable yet luxurious break”, the company said. 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.