Embraer delivered a total of 33 jets in the first quarter of 2017, the company said. That includes 18 commercial jets and 15 business jets in the U.S., Europe and China.
Embraer said its first quarter highlights included:
- The rollout, followed by the first flight, of another member of the E2 family, ahead of schedule — the E195-E2, the largest aircraft of the family and the most efficient aircraft in the single-aisle jet market. The flight, originally scheduled for the second half of this year, took place March 29, only three weeks after the aircraft presentation ceremony.
- Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will be the first airline in the world to receive the brand-new E190-E2 jet, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family. As the launch operator of the model, Widerøe should receive its first aircraft in the first half of 2018.
- Azul Brazilian Airlines, the world’s largest operator of the E195s, will be the launch operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s contract is for up to 50 aircraft — 30 firm orders and 20 purchase rights.
- The confirmation of another record set in the industry by the business jet unit. With 63 units delivered in 2016, the Phenom 300 was for the fourth consecutive year the world’s best-selling executive jet, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). The Phenom 300 accumulated 266 deliveries since 2013 — 11% more units than the second most delivered jet in the same period.
- Delivery of the first Phenom 100EV to an undisclosed U.S. customer.