Aerospace manufacturer Embraer delivered a total of 73 jets in the first six months of 2019, with an increase in executive jet deliveries compensating for a decline in commercial shipments.
A drop in E190 shipments led the commercial downturn, with four less of the model delivered compared with the first half of last year, one fewer E190-E2 jets, and no E170s delivered.
The company’s executive jets division underwent a quarterly growth as well as a first half improvement, reaching 25 deliveries in the second quarter of this year and 36 deliveries in the first six months, an improvement of five units compared with the same period last year.
Business jet deliveries grew across the board, with both light (Phenom 300 and Phenom 100) and large (Praetor 600, Legacy 500, Legacy 650, and Legacy 450) jet shipments increasing in the first six months of this year, by four units and one unit respectively.
The Praetor 600, Embraer’s new super-midsize jet, only gained certification in the second quarter and the company credited the new arrival with helping to increase its $16 billion in the first quarter to $16.9 billion at the end of June.
Embraer’s other new aircraft, the E195-E2, achieved Brazilian ANAC, U.S. FAA, and EASA type certification in the second quarter, with an order for 10 of the model placed during the same time period.