São José dos Campos – SP, February 19, 2020 – Embraer (NYSE; ERJ; B3; BOVESPA; EMBR3) delivered a total of 198 jets in 2019, of which 89 are commercial and 109 executive (62 light and 47 large), which represents an increase of 9% in relation to deliveries of 2018, when the Company delivered a total of 181 jets.
The volume of deliveries for both commercial aviation and business aviation was within the estimates for 2019, from 85 to 95 commercial jets and 90 to 110 executive jets. In the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19), Embraer delivered 81 jets, 35 of which are commercial and 46 executive (20 light and 26 large). As of December 31, the firm order backlog totaled USD 16.8 billion.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Embraer delivered the first Praetor 500 business jet to Flexjet, one of the global leaders in the private jet transport market, just over a year after its launch at NBAA-BACE (National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) in 2018.
Embraer announced the expansion of the Embraer service center at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), in Florida, in the United States, expanding the service capacity through an exclusive hangar lease agreement with Jetscape Services . Embraer’s presence in Florida is strategic for Executive Aviation customers in the southern states, the Caribbean and Central America, as well as for those who frequently travel through southern Florida.
At the Dubai Airshow, Embraer announced the name and designation of its multi-mission transport aircraft, the Embraer C-390 Millennium. The new designation reflects greater flexibility and value for operators looking for an aircraft to perform air transport and air mobility missions, among others.
In parallel, Embraer and Boeing announced that the joint venture to promote and develop new markets for the C-390 Millennium multi-mission aircraft will be called Boeing Embraer – Defense. The organization will be operational only after the companies’ joint venture receives the approvals from the regulatory bodies and complies with the conditions for the conclusion of the negotiations.
In the same period, Embraer delivered the second unit of the KC-390 Millennium to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), and the contract with the Government of Portugal for a firm order for five KC-390 planes was included in Embraer’s order book the fourth quarter of 2019.
Also at the event in Dubai, Embraer announced two deals involving commercial aviation: a contract with Air Peace for three additional E195-E2 jets, confirming purchase rights for the original contract, and three E190 jets for CIAF Leasing.
Embraer received three new E2 operators: Helvetic Airways, from Switzerland, and Air Kiribati, from the Republic of Kiribati, received their first E190-E2 jets, while Binter, from Spain, received their first E195-E2 jet. The Company also signed sales contracts with SkyWest, for a firm order for 20 E175 jets, which will be operated for American Airlines, and with Congo Airways for two E175 jets, with purchase rights for two units of the same model.
A global aerospace company based in Brazil, Embraer celebrates 50 years of experience in the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, Defense & Security, Agricultural Aviation segments. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, in addition to providing Services & Support to customers after sales.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off from somewhere in the world, carrying more than 145 million passengers annually.
Embraer is a leader in the manufacture of commercial jets with up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service centers and parts distribution, among other activities, in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.