[Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Embraer released its third quarter delivery report, delivering 21 jets to the commercial aviation market and 30 to the business aviation market, for a total of 51 aircraft. The number is 50 percent higher than in the same period last year, when 34 aircraft were delivered — 19 commercial and 15 executive jets.
On Sept. 30, the firm order backlog totaled $22.8 billion. The largest order announced during this period came from SkyWest for 18 E175 jets, with an estimated value of $800 million, based on the current list price.
In the third quarter of 2015, Embraer also delivered the first Legacy 500 midsize jet to a customer in Mexico to Transpais Aereo, a subsidiary of the Lomex Group Aeronautics Division.
Furthermore, the business mid-light jet Legacy 450 has received type certification this quarter from the aeronautical authorities of Brazil, United States and Europe, opening up prospects in a new niche.