Embraer reported delivery of 52 aircraft during the second quarter of 2008, closing out the semester with record of 97 jets delivered. This result is a 59% increase over the 61 airplanes delivered during the first semester of 2007. The company’s firm order backlog for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments also ended the quarter at the highest level in its history, totaling US $ 20.7 billion.
During 2Q08, Embraer delivered 43 jets to the Airline Market and nine jets (Legacy 600) to the Executive Aviation segment. With 97 jets delivered during the first semester, Embraer reaffirms its estimate of delivering 195 to 200 jets in 2008, tending toward the higher figure, as well as ten to 15 Phenom 100 jets.