Embraer has almost reached its target for commercial aircraft deliveries in 2023. The Brazilian planemaker sent 64 jets to its customers, just one less than the planned entry range, which would be between 65 and 70 planes.
In the fourth quarter, the company delivered 25 aircraft, seven E175s, 17 E195-E2s and one E190-E2.
The result was close to the forecast made by Air Data News, which estimated at least 62 deliveries last year.
The two missing aircraft were one of the E195-E2s delivered to Royal Jordanian (RY-REA), which was received in a ceremony in January but was listed as having been delivered in December, and an E190-E2 whose customer was not in the order book until September.
The aircraft could be a jet that would be delivered to Madagascar Airlines and belongs to Azorra. The African airline withdrew from leasing with the aircraft already painted in its colors.
In addition to these aircraft, Embraer delivered nine E195-E2s to Porter Airlines, four E175s to Republic Airways, two E175s to SkyWest and one E175 to Envoy.
Azorra received four E195-E2s, three of which were passed on to Azul, in addition to the first Royal Jordanian jet.
The total of 25 commercial jets in the 4th quarter was only greater than the deliveries made in 2021 in the same period.
Order backlog grows again
Pending orders for commercial aircraft grew for the third consecutive quarter, going from 291 to 298 jets.
The E195-E2 leads orders with 182 pending orders, the E175 has 100 aircraft and the E190-E2 has 16 jets. The list price value of these orders reaches US$8.8 billion, according to the company.
Embraer is close to reaching 1,800 E-Jets delivered, which should occur this semester. By 2023, deliveries of 1,792 aircraft had been completed, 108 of them in the E2 series.