Phenom 100s Put Brakes on Embraer 2Q11 Deliveries
São Paulo, Brazil-based Embraer announced yesterday that it delivered 48 regional and executive jets in the second quarter, down 21 aircraft from the same period last year. Shipments of 23 executive jets in the quarter–10 Phenom 100s, 10 Phenom 300s and three Legacy 600/650s–paled in comparison to the 40 delivered in the same period last year. The drop off is attributable directly to fewer Phenom 100 deliveries. In the second quarter of last year, Phenom deliveries accounted for all but one of the 40 business jets the manufacturer shipped in the quarter, with 35 Phenom 100s and four Phenom 300s handed over to customers. As of June 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog stood at $15.8 billion, up $600 million from a year ago. During Ebace in May, Everjets, a subsidiary of Portugal’s Ricon Group, signed for a Phenom 300, and Comlux The Aviation Group ordered three Legacy 650s to be operated by Fly Comlux Division, of Kazakhstan.