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Embraer reports second quarter deliveriesEmbraer reports second quarter deliveries

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer issued a report stating it had delivered 56 airplanes in the second quarter of 2009. Of that number, 19 were corporate jets. Year to date, Embraer has sold a total of 27 executive jets.

In the second quarter, Embraer delivered 15 Phenom 100s, five Legacy 600 large-cabin executive jets, and the first of its newly certified Lineage 1000s. The Lineage 1000 is based on Embraer’s 190-series, 100-seat airliners. In the first half of 2009, 21 Phenom 100s and seven Legacy 600s were delivered. Two of the Phenom 100s were sold to the Pakistani military.

The lion’s share of Embraer’s sales went to commercial airlines, with 35 airliners delivered in the second quarter of 2009, and a total of 67 airplanes year to date. Embraer’s E-190 proved the most popular, accounting for 33 deliveries in the first half of the year.

The company reported that as of June 30, its firm order backlog amounted to $19.8 billion.

Thomas A. Horne

Thomas A. Horne

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne has worked at AOPA since the early 1980s. He began flying in 1975 and has an airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates. He’s flown everything from ultralights to Gulfstreams and ferried numerous piston airplanes across the Atlantic.

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