Business jet deliveries in the third quarter at Embraer were flat year-over-year, but are up more than 25 percent year-to-date. The Brazilian airframer handed over 14 light jets (all Phenom 300s) and seven large jets (two Praetor 500s and five Praetor 600s) in the latest three-month period versus 19 light jets (three Phenom 100s and 16 Phenom 300s) and two Praetor 500s in last year's third quarter.
Year-to-date, business jet deliveries totaled 54, including 36 light jets (two Phenom 100s and 34 Phenom 300s) and 18 large jets (six Praetor 500s and 12 Praetor 600s), up 25.6 percent from 43 aircraft—33 light jets (five Phenom 100s and 28 Phenom 300s) and 10 large jets (one Legacy 650, four Praetor 500s, and five Praetor 600s)—in the first nine months of 2020.
In the third quarter, Embraer reached a milestone, delivering its 1,500th business jet—a Phenom 300E to Haute Aviation in Switzerland.
Separately, the company this week delivered its first Praetor 500 in Canada to fractional operator AirSprint, which will be recorded in Embraer's fourth-quarter deliveries. Earlier this year, AirSprint converted two Legacy 450s to Praetor 500s and, with this most recent announcement, it now has three of the type in its fleet that also includes six Legacy 450s, six Cessna Citation CJ2+s, and five CJ3+s.