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Monday, January 19, 2009

New Record for Embraer Deliveries

Embraer deliveries were up 20 percent last year when it delivered 59 jets to the Commercial, Executive, and Defense and Government aviation segments during the fourth quarter of 2008 (4Q08), totaling 204 jets in the year. For the second consecutive year, the company set a new aircraft delivery record, besting 2007’s record of 169 jets. The last quarter of 2008 was also marked by the delivery of the first two Phenom 100 executive jets. The value of the firm order backlog came to US$20.9 billion on December 31, 2008.
During 4Q08, Embraer delivered 44 E-Jets to Commercial Aviation, eight Legacy 600s, two Phenom 100s, and one ERJ 175 to Executive Aviation, and four jets to the Defense and Government segment:
The new sales of the Phenom executive jets family increased the number of firm contracts to over 850 aircraft. The entry level Phenom 100 jet received the Type Certificate (TC) from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil - ANAC) and from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The first two units of the jet were delivered in December.

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