Embraer Phenom 300; Legacy 450; 500 Set Speed Records You do not often hear of Embraer executive jets in the news regarding speed records but three of their jets have been awarded speed records by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The Certificates were awarded at the recently concluded NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Phenom 300 light jet set new speed records on two flights over the Caribbean and the United States. The first flight was from Philipsburg, St. Martin to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, on September 1, 2016. The flight lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes, and reached an average speed of 455.7 mph (733.38 km/h), covering a distance of 1,063 nautical miles (1,969 km). The second flight was from Anchorage, Alaska to Van Nuys, California, on April 28, 2017. The flight lasted 4 hours and 42 minutes. According to the NAA, the aircraft reached an average speed of 494.59mph (795.96 km/h) and covered a distance of 2,022 nautical miles (3,745 km). The Phenom 300 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines with 3,360lbs of thrust each with a top speed of 453 knots (521 mph or 838 km/h) and a range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km) with six occupants and NBAA IFR reserves.