This Private Jet is unfortunately no longer produced. It comes from the Brazilian Embraer and is a super mid size jet with a flight range of four or five hours.
Thirteen seats is the standard configuration. There is a conference table, credenza and a divan in the aft cabin. The lavatory is standard size, and it gives access to the cargo area which is pressurised and heated throughout the whole flight. During cruise, remember to mention to your pilots when you visit the cargo because, as soon as you open the cargo door, an alarm turns on in the cockpit.
The toilet is the old model, with the flush button that activates a vortex of water that goes in the lavatory waste tank. You need to add the blue disinfectant liquid when they do toilet service on ground.
The galley is pretty long: about two meters and it develops on the right hand side of the fuselage only.
There’s a two door catering storage on the left hand side of the galley area, and the space is organised with shelves.
Unfortunately this big galley do not include a chiller but it has a microwave and a small oven.
This makes catering storage a bit more difficult, and this stimulates your creativity and imagination!
On the majority of the jets the cockpit is separated from the galley only by a curtain, but on this private jet we have a cockpit door!
Don’t let your imagination run wild to bullet- proof, jammed-proof, pressurisation-controlled cockpit door.
Much easier than that: it’s just a door. A piece of wood with a handle.
I wish I could tell you that you can leave it open all the time, but it covers the drawers of the galley that you need to use. Therefore during service time you need to keep it closed.
Another interesting feature is the automatic fire extinguisher inside the waste bin. Don’t get me wrong: I know they exist and how important they are! But they are not common on Private Jets.
The type of waste you produce on board a private jet requires a waste bag, always.
The two pipes sticking out from the walls and facing the inside of the bin will brake all your waste bags. When you need to remove it, just pull it out softly and push with your hand the bag away form the two pipes.
Because of the small size of the waste container I started very quickly to give up and use a loose bag placed on the floor of the galley. I stow it in the big cupboard for landing.
Another big surprise is the jump seat. It is located by the entrance door. This is the official flight attendant’s seat for take off and landing. But I have to admit that, during empty legs, I ask my pilots if they are happy if I seat in the cabin: it’s warmer and less noisy. And I can enjoy the panorama!
The cabin looks exactly the same as other jets of the same category.
Just one small thing……. It’s tiny. I am 1.74 and wearing any size of heels I can’t fit in the cabin. I need to wear flat ballerina and keep my hairstyle low to be able to walk and stand straight.
This doesn’t mean that your back is protected by aches….. all the horizontal surfaces like galley top, credenza and seats are balanced with the height of the cabin, and I find them too low for me.
The lavatory is the old model, with the flush button that activates a vortex of water that goes in the lavatory waste tank. You need to add the blue disinfectant liquid when they do toilet service on ground.
In conclusion, this Private Jet was originally an airline concept and it’s not a business jet by born. It comes from the Embraer 135 model.
Some details are very much “airline” but is still a comfortable way to fly, elegant, spacious, with a large cargo area. I find it perfect for short to medium range flights.