Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has released its performance figures for the first quarter of 2023, showing it delivered a total of 15 jets to the end of March.
Of the 15 deliveries, seven were commercial aircraft and eight were executive jets (six light and two large).
This total volume represents 7% growth compared to the same period of the previous year. As of March 31, the firm order backlog totaled USD 17.4 billion.
Success of the Phenom 300
This first quarter was marked by the confirmation that for the 11th consecutive year, Embraer’s Phenom 300 series remains the best-selling light jet in the world, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
The model met with marked success last year, and future projections for deliveries and sales remain healthy.
Embraer delivered 59 Phenom 300 series light jets in 2022 to achieve this milestone, and to date, the series has accrued more than 700 deliveries.
The Phenom 300MED, a unique Medevac solution, received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) during the first quarter of 2023.
A-29 Super Tucano
In the Services & Support segment, Embraer announced the signing of a services contract with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) to support the country’s A-29 Super Tucano fleet. The deal will support more than 200 A-29 components.
The company also revealed three new customers for the use of Beacon, the maintenance coordination digital platform that connects resources and professionals for a faster return-to-service.
Collaboration with Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand and Embraer signed a collaboration agreement for next-generation sustainable aircraft programs, expanding the membership of Embraer’s Energy Advisory Group.
The Brazilian manufacturer also maintained a strong presence across several global sectors with its exhibition and marketing activities.
Embraer Defense & Security held an exhibition of its portfolio of products and innovative solutions in the European, Asian and Middle East markets, prior to the recent announcements made at LAAD, the main defense and security fair in Latin America.
A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural Aviation.
The company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after sales.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high-value-added goods in Brazil.
The company maintains industrial units, offices, service, and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe.