|Embraer aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia
[Avionics Today 07-15-2015] Embraer has seen a pickup in business jet deliveries in the second quarter of 2015 and has recorded a record backlog of more than $22.9 billion. During second quarter, the company delivered 27 jets to the commercial aviation market and 33 jets to the business aviation market, for a total of 60 aircraft, compared to 58 aircraft delivered the same period last year.
The company announced $2.6 billion in firm orders at the Paris Air Show, including seven E190 for China's Colorful Guizhou Airlines, eight E175 for SkyWest Airlines, which will be operated by Alaska Airlines, 10 E175 for United Express, and 15 E190-E2 and ten E195-E2 for the lessor Aircastle.
In May, Embraer had already announced an order for 22 aircraft from Tianjin Airlines, making it the first Chinese airline to order the E-Jets E2. In the same period, another contract was announced with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras for the firm order of 30 E195-E2 jets.