Large cabin business jet deliveries up 33% for Embraer

Embraer has recorded a 33% increase in its large cabin business jet family in the third quarter of 2016.

Strong demand for its Legacy 450 has boosted large business jet shipments.

However, the delivery picture for its complete range of business jets is less positive overall for the period.

Embraer delivered 25 aircraft for the three months ending 30 September: 13 light jets comprising one Phenom 100E and 12 Phenom 300s; and 12 large jets, comprising six Legacy 450s, four Legacy 500s and two Legacy 650s.

Overall deliveries for the first nine months of 2016 were up by one unit year-on-year to 74, while Embraer ended the third quarter with a $21.4 billion order backlog.