Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer in 2016 delivered 225 aircraft to its customers, which accounted for the largest number of annual deliveries in the last six years, the company said in a statement released on Friday.
The company delivered 108 aircraft for the commercial aviation segment, of which 90 were of the E175 model, 11 E190s and seven E195s and 117 aircraft to the Executive Aviation segment, of which 73 were light and 44 were large.
In the fourth quarter of 2016, Embraer delivered 32 aircraft to the commercial segment and 43 to the executive aviation segment.
The main highlights of the company in the last quarter of 2016 were delivering the 1300th E-Jet to Tianjin Airlines, China, the beginning of E170 operations in Russia with S7 Airlines, which has signed a leasing contract with GE capital Aviation Services for 17 used E170 jets and signing a contract with United Airlines to sell 24 E175 aircraft.
In the executive aviation segment, the company highlighted the delivery to the Canada’s AirSprint of the first two Legacy 450 jet aircraft of an order of up to 12 aircraft of the same model announced in July.
Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 130 seats, with a hundred customers worldwide. (macauhub)