Embraer delivered 14 commercial jets between April and June, five more than in the 1st quarter. In the first half of 2021, the number of aircraft delivered is much higher than the same period in 2020, but far from the pre-pandemic results.
In the second quarter of last year, only four planes had been delivered, already under the effects of the drop in demand for flights. In 2019, however, Embraer delivered 26 jets in that same period of time.
The Brazilian planemaker shipped seven E175s and another seven E195-E2s to its customers in Q2. Helvetic Airways and KLM Cityhopper received two E195-E2 each, in addition to a plane for Air Peace, Binter Canarias and Belavia.
The seven first-generation E175s were received by Mesa Airlines (four jets) and Republic Airlines (three planes).
The agreement for 30 E195-E2s signed with Porter Airlines, of Canada, brought the total firm orders for the aircraft to 183 jets, almost 90% of the orders for the E2 family.
Orders from Horizon Air and SkyWest, which together ordered 18 E175s, made Embraer’s most successful regional jet reach 816 firm orders. The aircraft will be used on the Alaska Airlines network.
The airframer’s backlog grew again after three years of decline, to 306 aircraft. Embraer, however, omitted the figures related to options in its most recent report.