Embraer has delivered the first Phenom 300E with the new Bossa Nova interior to Joe Howley, co-founder of Patient Airlift Services (PALS). PALS was established in 2010 by a group of volunteer pilots in the Northeast USA, and the aircraft will be used to advance the organisation’s mission to arrange free transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up who cannot afford to fly with commercial airlines, or are unable to do so.
in conjunction with the organisation’s 10-year anniversary, Howley took delivery of the aircraft at a ceremony held at Embraer’s Global Customer Center in Melbourne, Florida.
The optional Bossa Nova edition interior for the light jet is named after the Brazilian style of jazz music, which is Portuguese for ‘new trend’. The cabin interior encompasses a package of Embraer’s latest interior developments, with features such as carbon fibre accents and Embraer’s exclusive Ipanema sewing style, as well as Gogo’s AVANCE L5 4G connectivity system. The PALS aircraft is also the first of the Phenom 300 series to feature piano black surfaces.
The Bossa Nova interior was first introduced with the debut of the Phenom 300E’s larger siblings, the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600, and won the best design category in the 2019 International Yacht & Aviation Awards in Venice, Italy.
“Mr Howley and I immediately bonded over compelling stories, and we got immersed discussing the inspirations for the Bossa Nova interior, but I can’t imagine a better story than that of PALS,” said Jay Beever, VP of Embraer Design Operations.“Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, PALS is playing an invaluable role in people’s lives, and we are honoured Mr Howley has selected the Phenom 300E to help serve this most honourable mission.”