Embraer predicts that deliveries of its large regional jets will fall by 10% to 15% in 2013, marking the lowest projected level of output for Embraer in several years.
After delivering 106 E-Jets to airlines and lessors last year, the Brazilian airframer now estimates deliveries of 90 to 95 aircraft this year.
Embraer also expects the deliveries to generate net revenues between $3.2 to $3.35 billion, representing between 52% to 54% of all sales or another modern low.
Compared to Embraer's latest guidance for 2012, the outlook for this year assumes a reduction in the commercial segment's revenues of $500 million, a 13% to 14% decline.
Embraer had previously hoped to maintain a consistent output of at least 100 commercial jets annually, but the US airlines have been slower to replace their 50-seat jets than expected.