Cirrus SF50 leads business jet deliveries in 2020

Single-engine light aircraft had 73 units sent to customers, once again surpassing the Phenom 300, according to data published by GAMA

The SF50 light business jet was again the most delivered corporate aircraft in the world in 2020, according to data from the GAMA (General Aviation Manufacturers Association). Cirrus’ small single-engine plane had 73 units shipped to customers, 23 more than Embraer Phenom 300.

The GAMA shipment list, however, adds several models from the same family, which makes a more appropriate analysis difficult. According to the report, Gulfstream had the highest number of deliveries (105), but without distinguishing which models comprise these figures.

The situation also occurs with Bombardier, which does not separate the deliveries of the Challenger and Global series. Because of this, their positions in the ranking are artificially higher, which is also the case with Dassault and its line of Falcon jets.

Not counting these families, the Pilatus PC-24 appears well placed again, with 41 aircraft sent to customers, one more than in 2019. The HondaJet also had a good volume, of 31 units, but presented a drop 14% compared to two years ago.

Altogether, 644 shipments were made last year, down 20.4%. The segment that lost the most momentum was the midsize jets, with 48% less deliveries while the large jets had a small reduction, of only 6.6%. The share of this category has grown in recent years, jumping from 22% in 2018 to 31% last year.

Pilatus PC-24

Check out the ranking of aircraft with the most shipments in 2020:

Manufacturer Model/family 2020 2019 Var.
Gulfstream Gulfstream 500/650 105 114 -7,9%
Cirrus SF50 73 81 -9,9%
Embraer Phenom 300 50 51 -2,0%
Bombardier Challenger 350/650 44 76 -42,1%
Bombardier Global 5000/6000 43 43 0,0%
Pilatus PC-24 41 40 2,5%
Dassault Falcon 34 40 -15,0%
Honda HondaJet 31 36 -13,9%
Cessna Citation Latitude 26 58 -55,2%
10º Cessna Citation M2 24 34 -29,4%
11º Cessna Citation CJ4 23 33 -30,3%
12º Gulfstream Gulfstream 280 22 33 -33,3%
13º Cessna Citaiton CJ3 21 37 -43,2%
14º Embraer Praetor 600 18 13 38,5%
15º Cessna Citation Longitude 18 13 38,5%
16º Bombardier Global 7500 16 11 45,5%
17º Cessna Citation XLS 13 22 -40,9%
18º Bombardier Learjet 70/75 11 12 -8,3%
19º Embraer Praetor 500 10 3 233,3%
20º Cessna Citation Sovereign 6 8 -25,0%
21º Embraer Phenom 100 6 11 -45,5%
22º Airbus ACJ320neo 2 4 -50,0%
23º Airbus ACJ350XWB 2 0
24º Embraer Legacy 600/650 1 5 -80,0%
25º Embraer Legacy 500 1 11 -90,9%
26º Cessna Citation X 1 1 0,0%
27º Airbus ACJ319neo 1 2 -50,0%
28º Boeing BBJ Max 8 1 0
29º Embraer Legacy 450 0 15 -100,0%
30º Airbus ACJ320 0 0
31º Boeing B787-9 0 2 -100,0%
Total 644 809 -20,4%
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