Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer has expanded its deliveries in the third quarter of this year by 18.8%. According to figures disclosed by the company yesterday this October 7, deliveries reached 57 jets.
In the accumulated result for the year up to September, the company has already delivered 153 aircraft. The firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion in late September, lower than at the end of the previous quarter.
Of the total number of aircraft delivered by Embraer in the last quarter, 29 were for the commercial aviation sector, 27 for the executive aviation sector and one for the defense sector.
Among the companies that received Embraer jets in the period are British Airways, from the United Kingdom, LAM Mozambique, Lufthansa Cityline, from Germany, and Lot Polish Airlines.
In the defense area, Embraer made a delivery to the government of Brazil. The Embraer 190 should be used on missions of the Presidency of the Republic, according to the company, and is being operated by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) Special Transport Group.
Embraer is the global leader in production of commercial jets for up to 120 passengers. The company is headquartered in São José dos Campos, in the interior of the state of São Paulo, and has offices, industrial installations and workshops in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer employs around 17,000 people.