LONDON – Embraer has started the week off with its official deliveries and order numbers for 2018, handing out a total of 181 jets—90 in the commercial wing and 91 in the executive.
The breakdown in the commercial wing saw only one E170, 67 E175s, 13 E190s, five E195s, and four E190-E2s delivered in 12 months.
The executive wing, on the other side, saw 11 Phenom 100s, 53 Phenom 300s, four Legacy 650s, 14 Legacy 450s and nine Legacy 500s delivered as well.
The main focus by the manufacturer, however, was the highlights over the course of 2018. The current backlog remains valued at around $16.3 billion, representing around 368 aircraft.
A total of 204 E175s, seven E190s, three E195s, 43 E190-E2s, and 111 E195-E2s remain to be delivered.
Back in July, the manufacturer held just one media briefing at the Farnborough Air Show highlighting all the orders it had secured.
The main highlight was with Republic Airways signing an order for 100 E175s with purchase rights for an additional 100, and with conversion rights to the E175-E2 should they choose to do so.
NAC signed deals for three E190s with Binter also doing the same for the E195-E2, making it the first European customer of the variant, with delivery expected in 2H19.
4Q18 saw American Airlines sign a firm deal for 15 E175-E1 jets in a 76-seat configuration as well as signing deals with Air Kiribati for two E190-E2s.
On top of this, SkyWest Airlines ordered nine more E175s bringing the total order count of 158 E175s into the backlog.
As of December 31, 2018, 1,490 aircraft have been delivered on the commercial wing since its beginning as well as 1,858 orders being secured since that point also.
It remains clear that Embraer has had a strong year, as it steadily increases its backlog.
The Paris Air Show in June will be another opportunity for the manufacturer to secure further deals for the E2 program as well as for the already popular E1 program also.