During the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) (BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) has delivered 26 jets to the commercial aviation market and the same number to the business aviation market in the second quarter 2016, the company said.
Of the 26 jets delivered to the business aviation market, 23 were light jets and three were large jets. On June 30 2016, Embraer´s firm order backlog totaled USD 21.9 billion.
The company´s Q2 2016 main highlight was the first flight of the E190-E2, the first model of the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets. The flight occurred on May 23, just three months after the E190-E2 made its public debut at a rollout ceremony at the factory in late February, and before the date originally scheduled.
Also during the quarter, Embraer and Horizon Air signed a firm order for 30 E175 jets, with options for another 33 aircraft of the same model. The value of the contract is USD 2.8 billion, based on current list prices, if all the options are exercised.
Other highlights included the debut of the E190 jet in Japan with J-AIR, a subsidiary of leading carrier Japan Airlines, bringing the number of E-Jets operating across Japan to 28, and the E-Jets debut in Portugal, with TAP, under the TAP Express brand.
In business aviation, the company deals with Across, Mexico´s business aviation services provider, which signed a firm order for 23 business jets.