Embraer’s revenue from North American customers will exceed revenue from European customers in 2014 thanks largely to orders for more than 100 aircraft placed by US carriers in recent months, says the company.
North American revenue accounted for 24% of Embraer’s total $6.2 billion in revenue in 2012, while European revenue accounted for 31% of the total, according to Embraer.
The remainder of Embraer’s 2012 revenue came from China (14%), Brazil (14%), Africa and the Middle East (9%), Asia-Pacific (5%) and South and Central America (3%), according to the company.
But North American revenue will surpass Europe next year as the company delivers aircraft ordered in recent months by US carriers.
In the first half of the year, Republic Airlines ordered 47 E-175s, United Airlines ordered 30 E-175s and SkyWest Airlines ordered 40 of the model. SkyWest also has a conditional order for 60 more aircraft.
Recent US orders helped push the value of Embraer’s order backlog to $17.1 billion in mid-2013, up from $12.5 billion at the end of last year, the company says.
Embraer has received more than 1,300 firm orders for its E-Jet family of aircraft since launching the programme more than a decade ago, and had unfulfilled orders for 366 of the aircraft at the end of June, the company says.
Embraer delivered its 1,000th E-Jet, an E-175, to Republic Airlines on 13 September.