Embraer delivered sixteen more commercial and executive jets in the first six months of 2023 compared to the same period of last year. The majority of the deliveries or 47 aircraft, notably business jets, happened in Q2, the Brazilian airframer reported on August 4.
The Commercial Aviation business delivered seventeen E-jets in Q2: ten E175s and seven E195-E2. This compares to eleven in the same period last year, including eight E175s and three E195-E2s.
For the first half year, deliveries increased to 24 E-jets, evenly split between the E175 and the E195-E2. HY1 2022 saw seventeen deliveries, including twelve E175s and five E195-E2s.
In the first six months, both Horizon Air and Republic Airways each received six E175s. Of the E195-E2s, one was for AerCap, three for Aircastle, and eight for Porter Airlines.
Executive Jets delivered thirty aircraft to customers in Q2, of which nineteen were Phenoms and eleven Praetors. In Q2 last year, the airframer delivered 21 business aircraft, of which twelve were Phenoms and nine larger Praetors.
The HY1 numbers are 38, split into 25 Phenoms and thirteen Praetors. This compares to 29 last year, including 25 Phenoms and eleven Praetors.
Embraer’s net order portfolio grew to 2.023 by the end of June, up from 2.019 in December. With 1.752 deliveries completed, the backlog now stands at 271 aircraft. Of these, 173 are E195-E2s, 82 E175s, and sixteen E190-E2s. Thanks to a recent order from Scoot via lessor Azorra, the backlog for the E190-E2 grew by nine aircraft. The backlog is valued at $17.3 billion. Embraer announced orders for seven E175s from Envoy Air and six E195-E2s from Binter at the recent Paris Airshow.
Embraer will present its HY1 results on August 14.
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