Embraer Delivers Nine Commercial and 13 Corporate Jets in First Quarter 2021
Embraer delivered a total of 22 jets during the first quarter including nine commercial aircraft, and 13 executive jets. As of March 31, 2021, the company had a firm order backlog valued at $14.2 billion.
On Tuesday (April 27, 2021), Embraer reported the first quarter delivery of 22 jets including nine commercial aircraft, as well as 10 light and three large executive jets. During the quarter, KLM Cityhopper (KLM’s regional subsidiary) received their first Embraer E195-E2 jet on lease from ICBC Aviation leasing. The latest delivery increased KLM Cityhopper’s Embraer fleet to 50 aircraft. Nigerian carrier Air Peace also took delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2 during the quarter, becoming the launch customer in Africa for the type. Air Peace is also the global launch customer for Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seating design.
As previously mentioned, Embraer also delivered 13 executive jets during the quarter, including the first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for Canadian fractional ownership company AirSprint Private Aviation. The company will also receive another conversion, as well as a brand new Praetor 500 in 2021. With the additional deliveries, AirSprint will expand their Embraer fleet to nine aircraft, including three Praetor 500s.
Headquartered in Brazil, Embraer is a global aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of aircraft with 70-150 seats, with more than 100 customers worldwide. The company maintains industrial units, offices and service/parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Embraer has logged over 1,900 orders for their E-Jets and the company has already delivered over 1,600 jets to 80 customers in 50 countries. Since the company’s founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered over 8,000 aircraft. Today, an Embraer aircraft takes off on average every ten seconds, carrying over 145 million passengers annually.