Industry Embraer delivers 39 Jets in 3Q18
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has released all delivery figures for the third quarter of 2018. The company delivered 39 jets in total.
During the third quarter of 2018, Embraer delivered 15 jets to commercial aviation customers and 24 business jets. As of September 30, 2018, the manufacturer´s firm order backlog amounted to US$ 13.6 billion.
In the past quarter, Helvetic has firmed up its order for 12 E190-E2 jets and now holds purchase rights for 12 additional E2 aircraft. The announcement was made during the visit of an E2 prototype in Zurich. Moreover, Embraer was able to sign a contract with an undisclosed customer for up to five E195-E2s. This agreement consists of three firm orders and two purchase options.
Embraer has also stated, that it is currently working with Republic Airways to firm up the carrier´s Letter of Intent (LoI). Republic Airways announced that it wanted to buy 100 E175 on the Farnborough International Air Show this year.
On the other hand, a total of 134 aircraft were removed from Embraer´s backlog, with 100 of them being E175-E2s from Skywest. The other 34 aircraft were removed due to cancellations. For example, JetBlue cancelled its order for 24 E190 jets, after the carrier had announced to purchase A220 aircraft.
When it comes to the business jets segment, Embraer delivered 24 aircraft. 17 of them were light jets and seven large jets. Embraer announced that it has delivered the first Phenom 300E in Asia Pacific and that its Phenom 100EV, 300E and Legacy 650E aircraft were exhibited at Labace air show, which took place in Sao Paulo this year.
Additionally, Embraer´s Services & Support division was able to confirm an extended pool agreement with LOT over their fleet of 34 Embraer E-Jets. Kenya Airways also joined a service programme covering 15 E190 aircraft. Furthermore, Sahara Africa Aviation signed a pool program agreement with Embraer. The airline´s two ERJ 145 jets will be provided with spare parts and overall support.
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