Embraer Posts Strong First Quarter Delivery Totals

 - April 16, 2014, 7:20 AM
Embraer sold a total of 14 Phenom 300 light business jets worldwide in the first quarter of 2014.

Embraer delivered 20 business jets during the first quarter of this year, compared with just 12 during the same period a year earlier.

The 66-percent increase in deliveries in the company’s executive jet business accompanied an increase in its overall, firm-order backlog from $18.2 billion to $19.2 billion during the quarter, driven mainly by a firm for 50 E2 E-Jets to India’s Air Costa during February’s Singapore Airshow. The business jet sales tally included three Phenom 100s, 14 Phenom 300s, two Legacy 650s and a single Lineage 1000.

In an announcement made yesterday, Embraer also said that it delivered 14 E-Jet airliners during the period for a decrease in that segment of three airplanes compared with the first quarter of 2013.

Here at ABACE 2014 in Shanghai this week, Embraer is displaying a new Lineage 1000E large cabin jet, plus a Legacy 650 and a Phenom 300, shown here.