Company Delivered 25 Commercial And 23 Executive Jets in
Embraer says it delivered 25 commercial and 23 executive jets in
the second quarter of 2011, closing out the first six months of the
year with 45 commercial jet and 31 executive jet deliveries. On
June 30, 2011, the company reported its firm order backlog at $
In the months of April, May and June, Embraer saw three airlines
buy their first E-Jets: People's Viennaline of Austria, Air Astana
of Kazakhstan, and Bulgaria Air. The Company also contracted for
the sale of another 18 E-Jets, which makes a total of 62 for the
first half of 2011. Soon to be added to this total are ten aircraft
sold in China to Hebei Airlines, and other agreements signed during
the Paris Air Show in June, which should result in the sale of 42
more Embraer 190 jets.
Also in the second quarter, Embraer's executive aviation unit
delivered ten Phenom 100 and ten Phenom 300 aircraft, totaling 20
light jets. For the first half of the year, that makes 12 Phenom
100s and 14 Phenom 300s delivered.
Phenom 100, 300
In the large jet segment, the second quarter saw the delivery of
three Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 aircraft, for a total of five of
these models delivered in the first six months. Other
second-quarter highlights include certification by India of the
largest executive jet in Embraer's portfolio, the Lineage 1000, and
the 200th delivery of the Phenom 100 to Swift, of the U.S.
In June, Embraer Defense and Security announced the finalization
of a contract for the sale of eight Super Tucano aircraft to
Indonesia and, in April, the signing of an additional contract with
the Brazilian Air Force for modernizing another 11 F-5 fighter
jets. The KC-390 program entered the joint definition phase and in
April two strategic partnerships for supplying parts were signed,
one with Aero Vodochoy, of the Czech Republic, the other with
FAdeA, of Argentina.
In May, Embraer announced that the modern Pro Line Fusion
avionics by Rockwell Collins will be installed on the KC-390. In
June, at the Paris Air Show, other suppliers were also revealed,
such as Liebherr, which will supply the cabin environmental control
and pressure systems; Esterline, for the auto-throttle system; and
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, for the wheels, brakes, and system for
raising and lowering the landing gear, and the hydraulic equipment
for directional control on the ground.