Posted on: 27 October 2015 by Mark Howells
Embraer has reported that in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15), the company delivered 21 commercial aircraft, taking deliveries in the first nine months of 2015 to 68 commercial jets.
During 3Q15, the company closed 20 firm orders, all for current generation E-Jets, taking the total orders for the first three quarters to 146 firm orders of both the current and second generation E-Jets. These figures meant that Embraer Commercial Aviation’s book-to-bill surpassed 2 times over the first nine months of 2015.
The company’s firm order backlog for all division ended 3Q15 at $22.8 billion, compared with $22.9 billion in the backlog at the end of 2Q15 and $20.9 billion at the end of 2014.
The 68 deliveries by Embraer Commercial Aviation in 3Q15 comprised 62 E175s, three E190s and three E195s.
The development program of the E2 family of E-Jets continued to progress as expected during the quarter. Embraer expects roll-out and first flight of the E190-E2 jet in 2016, with entry into service expected in the first half of 2018.
The total E-Jets backlog at the end of 3Q15 stood at 530, made up of five E170s, 166 E175s, 68 E190s and 24 E195s from the current family plus 100 E175-E2s, 77 E190-E2s and 90 E195-E2s. The whole E-Jets programme to the end of 3Q15 has garnered 2,386 commitments – 1,688 firm orders and 698 options – of which 1,158 had been delivered.