The Executive Jets segment delivered 11 light and 4 large jets, totaling 15 aircraft in 1Q17, compared to 23 deliveries in 1Q16.
During the first quarter of 2017, Embraer announced that the Phenom 300 was the industry’s best selling business jet across all segments in 2016, marking the fourth consecutive year of this achievement for this model. Embraer delivered 63 Phenom 300 jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
Also during 1Q17, Embraer appointed Michael Amalfitano as the new President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Mr. Amalfitano succeeded Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who was appointed as the new CEO of OGMA – Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal.
In March, two important aircraft delivery milestones also took place. The first Phenom 100EV model was delivered in Melbourne, FL to an undisclosed US customer and the 400th Phenom 300 was delivered to Elite Jets, an air charter/taxi company, recently established in Naples, Florida. The delivery occurred during a ceremony at Embraer’s Customer Center, also in Melbourne, FL. The 400th Phenom 300 joins Elite Jets’ all- new Embraer aircraft fleet, now consisting of one Legacy 500 and four Phenom 300s.