Unlike Boeing and Airbus, which share their orders and deliveries on a monthly basis, Embraer only releases its data every three months.
The next bulletin with the total deliveries of commercial and executive aircraft is expected to be released in the second half of April, when there is a preview of the results for the 1st quarter.
Unofficial data, however, show that Embraer may have delivered between seven and eight commercial jets in the first three months of the year.
As the company’s CEO, Francisco Gomes Neto, had anticipated, the trend is for more deliveries of the E2 family to occur in 2023. According to Planespotters records, Embraer delivered six E195-E2s by the end of March, four to Porter Airlines, one for KLM Cityhopper and one for Azul.
There is a doubt, however, whether one of these jets was registered as delivered in 2022 by Embraer. The information will only be clarified after the release of official data.
The E175, the Brazilian company’s most successful commercial aircraft, had two jets shipped to Republic Airlines on March 24. Both have United Express livery and registrations N757YX and N758YX.
Growth in deliveries in 2023
If you confirm the eight jets, Embraer will have started 2023 better than 2022. Last year, the planemaker delivered four E175s and two E195-E2s in the first quarter, one more than in the same time frame of 2019, its worst recent result.
The numbers, however, may vary upwards as some deliveries may go unnoticed by websites that track ADS-B.
Embraer stated that its plan for 2023 foresees delivering between 65 and 70 commercial jets. Last year, there were only 57 aircraft, due to problems in the supply chain, mainly due to the lack of engines.
Difficulties should persist this year, but not to the point of preventing growth in deliveries. At least the first quarter seems to be going in that direction.