SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil – Embraer delivered 25 commercial and 23 executive jets in the second quarter of 2011 (2Q11), closing out the first six months of the year with 45 commercial jets and 31 executive jets delivered. On June 30, 2011, the firm order backlog totaled USD 15.8 billion.
In the months of April, May and June, Embraer welcomed three new airlines to the E-Jets family: People’s Viennaline, of Austria; Air Astana, of Kazakhstan; and Bulgaria Air. The Company also sealed the sale of another 18 E-Jets: an EMBRAER 170 (Air North, of Australia) and 17 EMBRAER 190s (two to Air Astana; five to Air Lease, of the U.S.; and ten to CDB Leasing, of China, which will be operated by China Southern Airlines). Therefore, Embraer ended the first half of 2011 with the sale of 62 new E-Jets. Soon to be added to this total are ten aircraft sold in China to Hebei Airlines, as well as other important agreements signed during the Paris Air Show, in June, which, after the final documentation has been concluded, should result in the sale of 42 more EMBRAER 190 jets (ten to Hebei Airlines; 20 to Sriwijaya, of Indonesia; ten to Kenya Airways; and two to GECAS, of the U.S.).
In 2Q11, the executive aviation unit delivered ten Phenom 100 and ten Phenom 300 aircraft, totaling 20 light jets. In the first half of the year, this segment accumulated 12 Phenom 100s and 14 Phenom 300s delivered. In the large jet segment, 2Q11 saw the delivery of three Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 aircraft, for a total of five of these models delivered in the first six months. Also in 2Q11, Embraer announced that India has certified the largest executive jet in its portfolio, the Lineage 1000, as well as the 200th delivery of the Phenom 100 airplane, which was received by Swift, of the U.S. During the 11th European Business Aviation Convention and Exposition (EBACE), held in May in Switzerland, Everjets, a subsidiary of Portugal’s Ricon Group, signed for the sale of a Phenom 300, and Comlux The Aviation Group ordered three Legacy 650s to be operated by Fly Comlux Division, of Kazakhstan.
In June, Embraer Defense and Security announced the finalization of a contract for the sale of eight Super Tucano aircraft to Indonesia and, in April, the signing of an additional contract with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for modernizing another 11 F-5 fighter jets. The KC-390 program entered the joint definition phase and, during LAAD, in April, two strategic partnerships for supplying parts were signed: one with Aero Vodochoy, of the Czech Republic, and another with FAdeA, of Argentina. In May, Embraer announced that the modern Pro Line Fusion(TM) avionics, by Rockwell Collins, will be installed on the KC-390. In June, at the Paris Air Show, other suppliers were also revealed, such as Liebherr, which will supply the cabin environmental control and pressure systems; Esterline, for the auto-throttle system; and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, for the wheels, brakes, and system for raising and lowering the landing gear, and the hydraulic equipment for directional control on the ground.