Posted on November 6th, 2018
Dassault Aviation received orders for 38 Falcons in the first half of this year while delivering 25, CEO Eric Trappier announced on Friday in Paris. The orders were worth €1.6 billion ($2.2 billion), a 29-percent increase over the same period in 2013 and a continuous improvement since the first half of 2011.
However, deliveries kept diminishing and shipments for this year are expected to total 70, down from 77 last year. The value of these deliveries also decreased to €1.04 billion ($1.4 billion), a 22-percent year-over-year decrease. The book-to-bill ratio was thus largely in positive territory, at 1.52. The backlog for Falcons stands at €3.73 billion ($5.1 billion) as of June 30.
Brazil’s civil airworthiness authority, ANAC, is still evaluating Embraer’s package of certification data on the Legacy 500, says José Eduardo Costas, vice-president of marketing for Embraer Executive Jets.
The first Legacy 500 prototype, which is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E turbofans, entered flight testing in November 2012.
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