Embraer Reaches Record Backlog in Third Quarter

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 16, 2014
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Embraer E175 E-Jet rendering
Embraer E175 E-Jet rendering. Photo: Embraer

[Avionics Today 10-16-2014] By the end of the third quarter of 2014, Embraer’s firm order backlog reached $22.1 billion, the highest in the company’s history. The record backlog was driven mainly by the signing of the contract of the KC-390 and the firm order for 50 E175 aircraft signed with Republic Airways Holdings, the operator with the largest fleet of E-Jets in the world. In June 2014, the firm order backlog totaled USD 18.1 billion.

During the third quarter of 2013, the company delivered 19 jets to the commercial aviation market and 15 to the business aviation market, for a total of 34 aircraft.

Republic Airways ordered aircraft will be operated by United Airlines under the United Express brand and deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2015 extending into 2017. Another highlight of the quarter was the firm order for 15 E-Jets, comprising the E170 and E190 models, signed with Japan Airlines (JAL). Deliveries of the new E-Jets to JAL are set to begin in 2015.

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