In the first quarter of 2022, Embraer delivered fewer commercial and executive aircraft compared to the same period last year. Total deliveries ended at fourteen versus 22 in 2021, the airframer reported on April 19. Embraer delivers fewer aircraft in Q1.
Looking at commercial aircraft, Embraer delivered six: four E175s (two in 2021) and two E195-E2s (five last year). No E190-E2s left Sao Jose dos Campos this first quarter, compared to two in 2021.
Executive jets showed a more significant drop from thirteen last year to eight this Q1. The number of Phenom 100s was static at one, but the 300 version saw a reduction in deliveries to five from nine last year. The Praetor 600 was on par with last year at two, with no 500 delivered this quarter (one last year).
Embraer says that it ended the quarter with $17.3 billion in order backlog compared to $14.2 billion last year. On March 31, its backlog consisted of 315 aircraft: 166 E195-E2s, 143 E175s, three E190s, and three E190-E2s. The backlog is up 43 aircraft compared to the same period of last year. The airframer said in March that it hopes to grow its commercial aircraft deliveries this year from 48 last year to 60 to 70 this year.
TechShark tours Vietnam
The OEM has been touring Vietnam for three days last week with the E190-E2 in its ‘TechShark’ livery from April 12-15, hoping to attract important new customers in Asia. The aircraft visited Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Con Dao. Embraer is advertising the E2 as an ideal aircraft for Vietnam’s regional airports with their short runways. In 2019, an E195-E2 also toured the country, which was thrown into a deep crisis during the pandemic. Embraer hopes to benefit from the recovery as traffic and tourism pick up.
To prepare for higher deliveries of its executive jets, Embraer announced today that it is hiring 150 staff for its Melbourne (Florida) unit that assembles the Phenom 100EV, 300E, and Praetor 500 and 600.
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