Embraer a book 43 planes in the third quarter, an increase of 30% compared to the third quarter of 2022 when 33 aircraft were delivered.
Commercial aviation showed strong growth in deliveries, going from 10 to 15 planesi.e. an increase of 50% compared to the same period in 2022. For business jet aviation, there was also an increase: 28 jets delivered (19 light and 9 medium) represent an increase of 22% compared to Q3 2022. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer delivered a total of 105 aircraft in 2023 (39 commercial aircraft and 66 business jets), an increase of 33% compared to the same period last year, when 79 aircraft (27 commercial aircraft and 52 business jets) were delivered through the third quarter.
Firm backlog ended the period at US$17.8 billion, an increase of US$500 million from the second quarter. This volume represents the highest level of the company’s order backlog in a year. The commercial aviation order book increased from US$8 billion to US$8.6 billion compared to Q2 2023, with 42 planes sold in September.
SkyWest ordered 19 new E175 jets for network operation United Airlines, adding to the 90 E175 jets SkyWest already operates with the airline. The 70-seat aircraft will be delivered in a three-class configuration. This agreement is part of the third quarter order book and deliveries will begin in the fourth quarter of 2024.
Another important transaction during this quarter was the one with Luxair. The Luxembourg airline has ordered four E195-E2, including two purchase options and three purchase rights for additional E2 jets. The agreement also includes conversion rights for the E190-E2, if requested by Luxair. The first delivery is planned for the fourth quarter of 2025.
Air PeaceWest Africa’s largest airline, also placed a firm order in the third quarter of five Embraer E175 jets. Deliveries of the 88-seat aircraft will begin in 2024.
Binter has placed another firm order for six Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. This order will bring Binter’s E2 fleet to 16 aircraft once delivered. The deal was announced in June 2023 and was included in the 3Q23 order book.
American Airlines recently signed and announced a firm order with Embraer for four new E175, which will be included in Embraer’s order book for the fourth quarter of 2023. The aircraft will be operated by the 100% American subsidiary Envoy Air. With all deliveries in Q4 2024, Envoy’s all-E-Jet fleet will reach more than 150 aircraft by the end of 2024.