Embraer’s business jet deliveries slipped by six aircraft in the third quarter, according to numbers released today by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. The total for the third quarter includes 19 light jets (three Phenom 100s and 16 Phenom 300s) and two large jets (two Praetor 500s) versus 15 Phenom light jets (one 100 and fourteen 300s) and 12 large jets (four Legacy 450s, one Legacy 500, and seven Praetor 600s) in the same quarter a year ago.
Year-to-date, Embraer’s business jet deliveries declined more sharply by 20 aircraft. The total for the current nine-month period was 43 business aircraft—33 light jets (five Phenom 100s and 28 Phenom 300s) and 10 large jets (one Legacy 650, four Praetor 500s, and five Praetor 600s). That compares with last year’s nine-month period in which Embraer delivered a total of 63 aircraft—42 Phenom light jets (seven 100s and thirty-five 300s) and 21 large jets (two Legacy 650s, five Legacy 450s, six Legacy 500s, and eight Praetor 600s).
Highlights of the more recent quarter were the deliveries of a Phenom 100EV and Phenom 300E to two different Brazilian customers that helped it reach the milestone of the 250th Embraer Phenom in operation in Latin America. Embraer also delivered the first enhanced Phenom 300E with a Bossa Nova interior to Patient Airlift Services co-founder Joe Hawley.