Embraer closes out 2010 with 246 jets delivered
Jan. 18, 2011, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - Embraer delivered 92 jets during the fourth quarter of 2010, 30 of which to the commercial aviation market, 61 to executive aviation, and one to the defense segment.
Thus, the Company closed out 2010 with 246 jets delivered. The firm
order backlog, at the end of the year, came to US$ 15.6 billion, which
is 2 per cent higher than the amount recorded on September 30, 2010.
|Deliveries by Segment
|EMBRAER 170||1||9 (+2)*|
|Legacy 600/650 and Shuttle||8||10|
|Lineage 1000 and Shuttle||5||8|
* Numbers in parentheses signify operating leases
The last quarter of the year was marked by the certification and beginning of operations of a new Embraer executive jet. The large cabin Legacy 650 is based on the successful Legacy 600 platform. Its spacious and comfortable cabin can carry 14 passengers and is able to fly nonstop from São Paulo, Brazil, to Miami, Florida, in the U.S. Eight Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 jets were delivered from October to December. Also, production of the Phenom jets accelerated. In 2010, 100 were delivered, which is seven more than the previous year, besides 26 Phenom 300s. Embraer also announced an agreement with U.S.-based NetJets,
which resulted in firm contract for the sale of 50 Phenom 300s, and another 75 options. Throughout 2010, the commercial aviation market showed concrete signs of recovery and gradually regained its business activity. Consequently, Embraer sealed contracts for the sale of 97 new airplanes, which is very close to the 100 deliveries made.
In the defense segment, Embraer announced the sixth agreement for establishing the industrial partnerships for the KC-390 program. Negotiations with the Argentine government could result in the sale of six more of the military transport planes, raising the total number of aircraft currently being negotiated to 60. The agreements between Brazil and Chile, Colombia, Portugal, and the Czech Republic were signed during the third quarter. The Company also concluded the first Super Tucano sale in Asia Pacific, after winning a bidding contest for supplying eight light attack aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force. Deliveries will begin in 2012.