Embraer delivers 21 executive jets in Q3
Embraer delivered a total of 21 executive jets in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, of which 14 were light jets (Phenom 300s) and seven were large (5x Praetor 600 and 2x Praetor 500).
The Brazilian OEM delivered a total of 30 jets in Q3, nine of those deliveries being commercial. The numbers are up 7.1% from Q3 2020 but down 11.7% from the previous quarter.
Embraer also said in a securities filing that its firm order backlog totalled $16.8bn in Sept. 30, up from $15.1bn in the same period of 2020 and $15.9bn at the end of the second quarter of 2021.
During the quarter, in the executive aviation segment, Embraer delivered its 1,500th business jet. The milestone aircraft was a Phenom 300E, which was delivered to Haute Aviation, a Swiss company focused on charter, brokerage, and aircraft management.
At the time, Michael Amalfitano, president & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets, said: “We are honoured to announce Embraer Executive Jet’s 1,500th delivery. This landmark delivery to Haute Aviation reflects our commitment to delivering the ultimate experience in business aviation.”
Whilst, Catherine Tamagni, head of Marketing and Communication, Haute Aviation, said: “We believe the aircraft’s two engines will suit our passengers who prefer not to fly in a single-engine aircraft, as this allows for uncompromised range and payload performance.”
Meanwhile, earlier this month Embraer signed a deal valued at more than $1.2bn to sell an additional 100 aircraft to NetJets. The firm said it expects to deliver the Phenom 300E jets from the second quarter of 2023.