According to data released February 22 by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Embraer was the company that stood out in the executive aviation market in 2010. The Company delivered 145 executive jets during the year, an increase of 23 aircraft over 2009, which was the highest, in absolute terms, among all manufacturers. Embraer’s 2010 market share reached 19%, or almost one in every five executive jets delivered, worldwide, was produced by Embraer.
“Embraer holds a strong commitment to business aviation and spares no efforts to surpass customer expectations,” said Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “With this in mind, we have launched six new jet models over the past six years, in order to offer quality products and services that flexibly meet the needs of each type of customer.”
The entry level Phenom 100 was the world’s most delivered executive jet, with 100 units delivered during the year. The Phenom 300, with 26 delivered, was at the top of the list in the light jet category, an important achievement for a product in its first year in the market. The Legacy family, which includes the brand-new Legacy 650, in the large category, made 11 deliveries. The ultra-large Lineage 1000, which is the biggest executive jet made by Embraer, and the corporate versions based on the commercial E-Jets platform, totaled eight deliveries. All of these decisively contributed to making Embraer the company that showed the greatest growth in the world’s executive aviation market.
“The biggest compensation for the work we do is seeing the satisfaction of our customers. We worked hard for Embraer’s market share to climb from 3% in 2008 to 19% in 2010. We will continue to make every effort to improve our results, gain new customers, and serve our current ones even better,” added Affonso.