Embraer saw deliveries of light jets, including the Phenom 100 like the one pictured here at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association Convention, fall 30 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Jerry Siebenmark The Wichita Eagle
Embraer saw deliveries of light jets, including the Phenom 100 like the one pictured here at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association Convention, fall 30 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Jerry Siebenmark The Wichita Eagle

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Embraer’s light-jet deliveries slip 30 percent in second quarter

By Jerry Siebenmark

jsiebenmark@wichitaeagle.com

July 11, 2017 11:24 AM

Cessna Citation business jet competitor Embraer said Tuesday it delivered 24 jets in the second quarter of 2017 and 39 for the first half of the year.

That compares with 26 jets in the same quarter last year and 49 in the first half of 2016.

The Brazilian planemaker noted gains in second-quarter business jet deliveries were highest for its large aircraft — Legacy 450 through Lineage 1000, which totaled eight for the 2017 quarter compared with three in the same period last year.

But for its light jets, including the Phenom 100 and 300, deliveries fell 30 percent between the second quarters of 2017 and 2016: 16 compared with 23, respectively.

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For the first half of the year, the company delivered 27 light jets and 12 large jets. That compares with 35 light jets and 14 large jets in the first half of 2016.

Textron Aviation, which manufactures Citation jets, will report its second-quarter 2017 deliveries next week.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark