|Rendering of the E190-E2, rolled out in the first quarter of 2016. Photo: Embraer
[Avionics Today 04-15-2016] During the first quarter of 2016, Embraer delivered 21 jets to the commercial aviation market and 23 to the business aviation market. The 44 aircraft represent a 37.5 percent increase over the previous year, when the airframer delivered 32 aircraft, 20 commercial and 12 executive jets.
The executive aviation segment delivered 12 light jets and 11 large jets during the first quarter, compared to 10 light jets and two large jets in the same period last year.
On March 31, Embraer's firm order backlog totaled $21.9 billion.
The quarter's highlight was the rollout of the E190-E2, the first model of the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. In addition, Austrian Airlines began E-Jets operations and the airline started to incorporate 17 used E195 jets in its fleet.