The Embraer Phenom 100 is taking over the multi-engine aircrew training duties of the King Air B200 and B200GT. It is expected to begin delivering training in 2018. With its touchscreen cockpit and comprehensive navigation, communications and flight safety suite, the Phenom 100 will deliver a quantum leap in multi-engine flying training. In capability as well as cockpit layout it will be far closer to the frontline types - including Atlas - onto which its students will progress.
Built in Melbourne, but delivered through Embraer's military facility in Brazil, the first RAF Phenom 100 arrived at Cranwell in July 2017, with the second arriving on 15 August. Student training is expected to begin in 2018.