Embraer Executive Jet 2Q Deliveries Double
São Paulo, Brazil-based Embraer today said it delivered 69 regional and executive jets in the second quarter, up 15 aircraft from the same period last year. Shipments of Embraer’s executive jets more than doubled from 19 in the second period last year to 40 this year, while regional jet deliveries fell from 35 to 29. Phenom deliveries accounted for all but one of the 40 business jets the aircraft manufacturer shipped in the quarter, with 35 Phenom 100s and four Phenom 300s handed over to customers. Embraer delivered one Lineage 1000 bizliner in the second quarter; no super-midsize Legacy 600s were shipped during this period. As of June 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog for regional and executive jets stood at $15.2 billion, down from $16 billion at the end of the first quarter. Meanwhile, Embraer said that Phenom production is moving ahead “according to plan,” as is the development of its new business jet programs. The first midsize Legacy 500 is now being assembled and certification for the super-midsize Legacy 650 is approaching, the company said.