Business Aviation

Business jets deliveries in 2018

Deliveries up 3.8% compared to 2017; SF50 Vision and PC-24 were the highlights
Cirrus SF-50 Vision

The number of business jets delivered in 2018 rose 3.8%, according to GAMA, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, in a report released last week.

In total, 703 aircraft were delivered, 26 more than in 2017. The main highlights were the Pilatus PC-24 jet, which debuted with 18 deliveries last year, and the small SF-50 Vision, the only single-engine jet on the market that jumped from 22 to 63 deliveries.

Coincidence or not, the Very Light Jets category fell 27%. Models such as the Phenom 100 and HondaJet accounted for almost half of that fall.

On the other hand, the category of Light Business Jets was the one that expanded the most in 2018 with 149 deliveries. The best-selling jet was Embraer Phenom 300, but its sales were virtually stagnant. Among medium-sized aircraft, a slight drop of 3% while large models remained stable.

Pilatus PC-24

Cessna in the lead

Regarding industry participation, Cessna remains the leader in deliveries with 26.7% of the total, followed by Bombardier, which fell slightly (from 20.4% to 19.5%).

Gulfstream (17.2% versus 17.7% in 2017) and Embraer came next, but the Brazilian manufacturer lost a lot of space by seeing its deliveries drop 17% – 91 aircraft compared to 109 two years ago.

Vision placed Cirrus in 5th place, taking the place of Dassault, another that lost share (5.8%). Honda, though a leader in its category, delivered six fewer aircraft than in 2017, ending the year with only 5.3 percent of total sales. Pilatus debuted with a 2.6% stake.

See also: Boeing announces partnership in future supersonic business jet

Embraer Phenom 100

See table below:

Manufacturer Model 2018 2017       Var.
Airbus ACJ320 1 0
Boeing BBJ 2
Boeing BBJ MAX 8 2
Boeing B737-800 1 -100,0%
Boeing B777-300ER 2 3 -33,3%
Boeing B787-8 2 -100,0%
Boeing B787-9 1 -100,0%
Boeing B-747-8 3 -100,0%
Bombardier Learjet 70/75 12 14 -14,3%
Bombardier Challenger 350 60 56 7,1%
Bombardier Challenger 650 23 21 9,5%
Bombardier Global 5000/6000 41 45 -8,9%
Bombardier Global 7500 1
Bombardier CL850/870/890 2 -100,0%
Cirrus SF50 Vision 63 22 186,4%
Dassault Falcon 41 49 -16,3%
Embraer Phenom 100 11 18 -38,9%
Embraer Phenom 300 53 54 -1,9%
Embraer Legacy 450 14 14 0,0%
Embraer Legacy 500 9 15 -40,0%
Embraer Legacy 600/650 4 7 -42,9%
Embraer Lineage 1000 1 -100,0%
Gulfstream Gulfstream 150 / 280 29 30 -3,3%
Gulfstream Gulfstream 450/500/550/650/650ER 92 90 2,2%
Honda HA-420 HondaJet 37 43 -14,0%
One Aviation Eclipse 550 0 6 -100,0%
Pilatus PC-24 18 0
Cessna Citation Mustang 0 7 -100,0%
Cessna Citation M2 34 39 -12,8%
Cessna Citation CJ3+ 37 26 42,3%
Cessna Citation CJ4 29 23 26,1%
Cessna Citaiton XLS 21 18 16,7%
Cessna Citaiton Sovereign 6 9 -33,3%
Cessna Citation Latitude 57 54 5,6%
Cessna Citation X+ 4 4 0,0%
Total 703 677 3,8%

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