Brazilian planemaker Embraer has released its operating figures for the second quarter of 2021. Of the 34 jets delivered, 20 were executive jets and 14 were commercial aircraft. Of the executive jets delivered, 12 were light aircraft and eight were large.
In what represented a return to pre-pandemic levels, as at June 30, the backlog of firm orders totaled US$15.9 billion, a 12% increase on the first-quarter 2021 backlog. Jets delivered included seven E175s and seven E195-E2 in the commercial segment, with one Phenom, 100, 11 phenom 300s in the light executive jet segment, together with three Praetor 500s and five Praetor 600s in the large executive jet section.
The current backlog of commercial jets includes 30 E195-E2 jets which was an order from a previously undisclosed customer, but which was revealed on July 12 to be Canada’s Porter Airlines. During 2Q21, Switzerland’s Helvetic Airways took delivery the first of four new E195-E2 aircraft, having ordered 12 E-Jets E2s to support its fleet renewal initiative: eight E190-E2s (already in service) and four E195-E2s (converted from the original E190-E2 order). The airline also holds purchase rights for a further 12 aircraft.
In the executive aviation segment, during 2Q21, Embraer delivered its 600th Phenom 300 to Superior Capital Holdings in Arkansas. Embraer also delivered the first limited-edition Phenom 300E as part of the Duet collaboration with Porsche to an undisclosed customer in Florida. Embraer completed the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 jet in Brazil, which was delivered to an undisclosed customer. The conversion work was carried out at Embraer’s Service Center in Sorocaba, Brazil. With this delivery, Embraer has now converted 20 Legacy 450s into Praetor 500s in Europe, North America, and now Brazil.Email Post to a Friend