Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer has announced its aircraft orders and deliveries data for the first quarter of 2022.
During the first three months of 2022, Embraer delivered a total of 14 aircraft, including six commercial and eight executive jets.
Commercial aircraft deliveries in Q1 2022 included four Embraer E175s, two Embraer E195-E2s. Meanwhile, executive jets included five Phenom 300s, two Praetor 600s, and one Phenom 100 jet.
In the orders and deliveries report, Embraer revealed that its firm order backlog of 315 aircraft totaled US$17.3 billion as of March 31, 2022. Embraer’s commercial aviation firm order backlog currently consists of 166 E195-E2s, 143 E175s, three E190-E2s, and three E190 passenger jets.
According to Embraer, executive jet sales continued to grow in Q1 2022.
In February 2022, Embraer announced a three-year delay to its Embraer E175-E2 jet development program.
The plane maker attributed the delay to “the ongoing US mainline scope clause discussions with the pilot unions regarding the maximum take-off weight limitation for aircraft with up to 76 seats, as well as global market conditions for commercial aviation and continued interest in the current E175 jet in the North American market”.
The E175-E2 flew its maiden flight in December 2019 and was initially scheduled to enter service in 2021. The company now sees the E175-E2 jet entering service between 2027 and 2028.
In 2021, Embraer delivered a total of 141 jets, comprising 48 commercial aircraft and 93 executive jets.