Embraer has reported a surge in aircraft deliveries for the second quarter of 2023, with a total of 47 jets handed to customers including 17 commercial aircraft and 30 executive jets.
During the year, the Brazilian plane-maker delivered a total of 62 aircraft – 24 commercial and 38 executive airframes.
The second quarter deliveries were 47% higher than in the same period from 2022.
In the first half of 2023, the volume of deliveries increased 35% compared to 2022, when 46 jets have been delivered.
Compared to the second quarter of 2022, the volume of deliveries increased by 55% in commercial aviation and 43% in executive jets. The firm order backlog ended the period at $17.3bn.
Among the customers was American Airlines, which signed a firm order with Embraer for seven new E175s. The aircraft will be operated by the subsidiary Envoy Air.
With deliveries to begin 4Q23, Envoy’s fleet of E-Jets will grow to over 141 aircraft by the end of 2024.
Elsewhere, Embraer received a firm order from Spanish airline Binter for six E195-E2s, which will bring its E2 fleet to 16 jets when deliveries are completed.
Malaysia’s SKS Airways also closed an agreement to add 10 E195-E2 jets to its fleet.
And Royal Jordanian Airlines reached an agreement to add eight E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets into its operations, with deliveries starting in the the fourth quarter of this year. All three agreements involved contracts with the leasing company Azorra.
Four E175s began to operate with Star Air, an Indian airline that already operates E-Jets.
Within Embraer’s executive aviation division, NetJets signed a contract for up to 250 Praetor 500 jet options. The deal is valued at more than $5bn, and deliveries are expected to begin in 2025.
For Embraer Defense and Security, a memorandum of understanding was signed with Saab to position the C-390 Millennium as the preferred solution for the tactical air transport requirements of the Swedish Air Force and in the search for opportunities for potential Gripen customers in Latin America.
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