During the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), Embraer delivered 18 jets to the commercial aviation market across the US, Europe and China. In the business aviation market, 15 aircraft were delivered in the same period, being 11 light jets and 4 large jets. On March 31, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled USD 19.2 billion.
See the details below:
Deliveries by Segment 1Q17
Commercial Aviation 18
EMBRAER 175 (E175) 16
EMBRAER 195 (E195) 2
Executive Aviation 15*
Light jets 11
Large jets 4
*3 Phenom 100, 8 Phenom 300, 1 Legacy 450, 1 Legacy 500, 1 Legacy 650, 1 Lineage 1000
The quarter’s main highlight was the rollout followed by the first flight of another member of the E2 family, ahead of schedule: the E195-E2, the largest aircraft of the family – and the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market. The flight, originally scheduled for the second half of this year, took place on March 29, only three weeks after the aircraft presentation ceremony.
Also during this quarter it was announced that Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will be the first airline in the world to receive the brand-new E190-E2 jet, the first member of the E-Jets E2. As the launch operator of the model, Widerøe will receive their first aircraft in the first half of 2018.
Embraer also announced that Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest operator of the E195s in the world, will be the launch operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s contract is for up to 50 aircraft, being 30 firm orders and 20 purchase rights.
In the executive jets business unit, now led by Michael Amalfitano, the main highlight of the quarter was the confirmation of another record set in the industry. With 63 units delivered in 2016, the Phenom 300 was for the fourth consecutive year the world’s best-selling executive jet, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). The Phenom 300 accumulates 266 deliveries since 2013 – 11% more units than the second most delivered jet in the same period.
During this period, Embraer also delivered the first Phenom 100EV to an undisclosed U.S. customer. An evolution of the Phenom 100, which entered service in 2008, the Phenom 100EV delivers better performance with new avionics and modified engines.