Embraer increases jet deliveries in 1Q12
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has delivered 13
executive jets in the first quarter 2012, last year the company delivered only eight executive jets in the first quarter..
In executive aviation, the development of the midsize
Legacy 500 jet is on schedule to go into service in the second half of 2013.
The first engine run was successfully performed and ground tests have begun. In
1Q12, the company delivered the 300th jet of the Phenom family and the 100th
executive jet to the Brazilian market, which also was the first Phenom 300 in a
During the first quarter 2012, four Phenom 100s,
eight Phenom 300s and one Legacy 600/650, a total of 13 aircraft delivered.
The highlight of the quarter was the sale of three ultra-large
Lineage 1000 jets to Minsheng and the delivery of a large
Legacy 650 jet to Jackie Chan, who is the ambassador for Embraer Executive
During the quarter, Embraer announced the creation of a dedicated
business aviation service centre in the city of Sorocaba,
located 90 kilometers from São Paulo’s
The company maintains the projection it disclosed in
February to deliver between 75 to 85 executive jets in 2012.