Third-quarter delivery figures reported by Embraer indicate the Brazilian manufacturer’s presence in the business jet market is gradually but steadily increasing.

 - November 2, 2007, 7:36 AM

Third-quarter delivery figures reported by Embraer indicate the Brazilian manufacturer’s presence in the business jet market is gradually but steadily increasing. The company said it delivered three Legacys in the third quarter of this year, bringing the nine-month total to seven. In the first nine months of last year, Embraer delivered just four Legacys, and in the same time frame of 2001 only two Legacys were shipped to customers. Embraer said it expects to deliver a total of 110 corporate and regional jets this year. The 39 additional shipments the company plans to make in the fourth quarter will result from “stronger deliveries of Legacys and ERJ-145s.” As of September 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog, including airline, corporate and defense aircraft, totaled $10.4 billion.