13 MAY 2019
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A total of 22 jets delivered in the first quarter of 2019 was reported by Embraer last week, of which 11 were commercial aircraft and 11 were executive jets. The company said its firm order backlog as of 31 March now totalled US$16bn (about £12bn).
During the period, Embraer delivered the first E175 jet to Mauritania Airlines, the first of this model to the African continent. The carrier signed a firm order for two E175s last year in a contract worth $93.8m (£72m) at current list prices.
E175 deliveries also included seven to American Airlines and one each to Fuji Dream Airlines of Japan and US regional operator SkyWest.
The manufacturer last month also signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Nigeria’s largest airline, Air Peace, which will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa. The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 of the aircraft.
The world’s best-selling light jet for the seventh consecutive year, the Phenom 300 reached the mark of the 500th aircraft delivered, becoming the only business jet model to reach this milestone in the past 10 years.
The aircraft is in operation in more than 30 countries and has accumulated more than 780,000 flight hours.
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