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.