Embraer commercial aircraft deliveries down 18% in 2010

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Embraer delivered 100 commercial aircraft in 2010, an 18% decrease on the 122 delivered in 2009, but is encouraged by "concrete signs of recovery" in the market.

The Brazilian airframer says it delivered six ERJ-145s, nine E-170s, eight E-175s, 58 E-190s and 17 E-195s to the commercial sector in 2010.

In total, Embraer delivered 246 jets in the 12-month period ended 31 December 2010, slightly up on the 244 aircraft delivered the previous year.

Embraer delivered 144 executive aircraft, including 100 Phenom 100 lights jets, 26 Phenom 300s, 10 Legacy 600/650s and eight Lineage 1000s.

A further two aircraft were delivered to the defence sector in 2010.

Embraer closed the year with a firm order backlog totalling $15.6 billion, or 250 aircraft. During the 12-month period, Embraer signed contracts for the sale of 97 new aircraft.

"Throughout 2010, the commercial aviation market showed concrete signs of recovery and gradually regained its business activity," says the manufacturer.