Embraer delivered 71 jets in the fourth quarter of 2020, bringing the number of aircraft it delivered in the full year to 130, as the Brazilian airframer continued feeling the effect of the coronavirus.
By comparison, the company handed over 81 jets in the fourth quarter of 2019, and 198 aircraft in that year.
Of the 71 aircraft delivered in the three months ended in December, 28 were commercial aircraft and 43 were executive jets, the company, headquartered in Sao Jose dos Campos, says on 12 February.
“Although deliveries accelerated during the fourth quarter of 2020 relative to the three previous quarters, they were heavily impacted, mostly in commercial aviation, due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Embraer says.
Included in the fourth-quarter deliveries were one E190-E2 and six E195-E2s. That’s down from the year before, when Embraer delivered four and seven of the types, respectively.
Embraer also delivered 21 E175 jets, down from 44 in the same quarter the year before.
In addition, the company delivered 43 executive aircraft: one Phenom 100, 22 Phenom 300s, one Legacy 500, six Praetor 500s and 13 Praetor 600s.
As of December 31, the value of Embraer’s order backlog stood at $14.4 billion.
The backlog holds 281 firm orders, down from 307 at the end of the third quarter of 2020. The end-2020 total comprises 132 E175s, three E190s, seven E190-E2s and 139 E195-E2s.