Brazilian aeronautical company Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) delivered 181 jet aircraft in 2018, 90 of which for the commercial aviation segment and the remaining 91 for the business aviation segment, the company said in a statement released on Monday.
The statement also reported that the number of deliveries in the commercial aviation segment was within the estimated range of 85 to 95 aircraft, while the figure for commercial aviation was below the forecast of 105 to 125 units.
Embraer delivered 33 commercial jets and 36 executive jets in the fourth quarter of 2018, and at the end of the year the firm order backlog was worth US$16.3 billion.
Embraer also reported that Republic Airways, the world’s largest operator of E-Jets, had signed a firm contract for 100 E175 jets, which includes the right to purchase 100 additional E175 jets, with conversion rights to the E175-E2 .
In the fourth quarter of 2018, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras also confirmed the firm order of 21 previously announced E195-E2 jets, which is an additional order following the 30 E195-E2 the airline ordered in 2015.
The Brazilian company said airline Binter Canarias, of Spain, will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, becoming the first European customer of the largest model of the E2 E-Jets family, having confirmed an order for three E195-E2.
Embraer, which was founded in 1969, operates in the segments of Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, Defence & Security and Agricultural Aviation, and is the world leader in commercial jet aircraft with up to 150 seats. (macauhub)