Embraer Phenom 100 Operating Costs

Embraer Phenom 100 Operating Costs

When calculating the Embraer Phenom 100 operating costs, the first cost to look at is the Embraer Phenom 100 fuel burn or fuel consumption. According to Embraer's 1,000 nm block fuel usage number, the Embraer Phenom 100 uses 0.28 gallons of fuel per nautical mile (nm) or travels 3.58 nautical miles per gallon. This is with 4-5 occupants onboard the Embraer Phenom 100 with luggage.

On a 1,000 nautical mile trip the Embraer Phenom 100 would use around 279 gallons of Jet A Fuel with 4 passengers including the pilot. At $5.00 a gallon for Jet A, the Embraer Phenom 100 fuel cost on 1,000 nautical mile trip is $1,750. At $5.00 a gallon the Embraer Phenom 100 Cost Per Hour is $560 The Embraer Phenom 100 fuel operating costs is one of the most surprising in it's class. In fact Embraer says that the Embraer Phenom 100 burns only 0.2% more fuel then the Cessna Citation Mustang, while having a 44% larger cabin than the Citation Mustang.

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Also note: By calculating the usable fuel and max range data to get the fuel burn data, the Embraer Phenom 100 uses about 0.308 US Gallons per Statute Mile or travels 3.24 Statute Miles per gallon. In Nautical Miles terms the Embraer Phenom 100 uses 0.35 Gallons per Nautical Mile or travels 2.81 nautical miles per gallon. This is different than what Embraer has published, however the Embraer Phenom 100 fuel burn numbers in the first paragraph are likely to be more correct.

Embraer Phenom 100 Maintenance Costs

The second main operating cost for the Embraer Phenom 100 Light Jet is maintenance. Embraer Phenom 100 maintenance costs can vary over different owners. Sun Airlines has seen that the maintenance costs usually vary from $60-$80 per hour for the Embraer Phenom 100 (with 400-500 hours of utilization per year estimated).

Other Embraer Phenom 100 Operating Costs:

There are also other operating costs for the Embraer Phenom 100 that include, Embraer Phenom 100 insurance, hanger/parking costs and hiring a pilot (if needed). These will all add to the operating cost for the Embraer Phenom 100 jet.

Embraer Phenom 100 Operating Costs Overview:

  • Embraer Phenom 100 Fuel Burn / Phenom 100 Fuel Consumption: 0.28 Gallons Per Nautical Mile (gal/nm) or 3.58 Nautical Miles Per Gallon (nm/gal)
  • Embraer Phenom 100 Fuel Cost Per Hour: $560 per hour at $5.00 Gallon for JetA Fuel
  • Embraer Phenom 100 Cost Per Hour: $560 Fuel + $70 Maintenance = $630 per hour (not including other costs).

Some information is from the Embraer Phenom 100 Specifications Brochure by Embraer.