Embraer delivered 57 jets during the third quarter of 2009 (3Q09), 29 of which to the commercial aviation segment, 27 to executive aviation, and one to defense, representing an increase of 18.8% over the 48 jets delivered during the same period in 2008. So far, in 2009, Embraer has delivered 153 jets. On September 30, 2009, the Company’s firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion, or 6% less than the US$ 19.8 billion recorded on June 30, 2009.
In the airline segment, the family of Embraer aircraft operators welcomed British Airways, from the United Kingdom, with the EMBRAER 170; Mozambique Airlines (LAM), with the EMBRAER 190; and Lufthansa CityLine, from Germany, with the EMBRAER 195, thus increasing the family of operators to 49 in 34 countries. The 600th aircraft of the EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family was delivered to Lot Polish Airlines.
The highlight of executive aviation was the growth in the number of deliveries of the Phenom 100 jet, for the third quarter in a row: two in 4Q08, six in 1Q09, 13 in 2Q09, and 22 in 3Q09, for a total of 43 aircraft. The aircraft was also certified for operation in Australia and went into service in Brazil. The network of authorized service centers continues to grow, with the addition of Starlink, in Canada, and Inflite, in the United Kingdom.
In the defense area, Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 190 jet to the Brazilian government. The aircraft is configured especially for the use of the President of the Republic and is operated by the Special Transportation Group (Grupo de Transporte Especial – GTE) of the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB).
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
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