Five Chinese airlines – China Southern, Guizhou/Colorful, Hainan, Hebei and Henan (formerly Kunpeng) – operate with 90 jet aircraft produced by Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer, with Hainan Airlines having the largest fleet – 50 – the Brazilian company said on announcing figures related to deliveries in 2017.
Embraer also said that out of all the firm orders made by these airlines, a single aircraft has yet to be delivered to Hebei Airlines to complete its order of seven units.
The company delivered a total of 210 jet aircraft in 2017, of which 101 were commercial and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large), with deliveries within the estimated range for the year of 97 to 102 commercial jets, of 70 to 80 light executive jets and 35 to 45 large executive jets.
Embraer’s firm order backlog at the end of 2017 totalled US$18.3 billion
Embraer Aviação Comercial (Commercial Aviation) delivered its 1400th E-Jet delivered, and the commemorative aircraft was delivered to American Airlines, which in the fourth quarter of 2017 also signed a firm order for another ten E175 jets.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft and is a leader in the manufacture of commercial jet aircraft with up to 150 seats. (macauhub)