Embraer delivered 59 jets to the Commercial, Executive, and Defense and Government aviation segments during the fourth quarter of 2008, totaling 204 jets in the year. For the second consecutive year, the company says it set a new aircraft delivery record, delivering 20% more airplanes than in 2007 (169 jets). Embraer Executive Aviation marked the last quarter of 2008 with the successful delivery of its first two Phenom 100 very light jets.
The new sales of the Phenom executive jets family in 2008 increased the number of firm contracts to over 850 aircraft. The entry level Phenom 100 jet received the Type Certificate (TC) from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency and from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The first two units of the jet were delivered in December. Furthermore, the company’s ultra-large Lineage 1000 received, in the end of year, the Type Certificate from ANAC and from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA.