Embraer delivered 91 jets to the airline, executive and defense markets during the fourth quarter of 2009 (4Q09), totaling 244 airplanes for the year, surpassing the guidance of 242 deliveries. The Company’s firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.6 billion on December 31, 2009.
In 4Q09, Embraer delivered 23 E-Jets and three ERJ 145 jets to the airline market; six Legacy 600 super midsize jets, 52 Phenom 100 entry level jets, two Lineage 1000 ultralarge jets, and the first Phenom 300 light jet to the executive jets market; and one ERJ 135 jet, two Phenom 100 jets, and one EMBRAER 190 jet to the defense market.
In the commercial aviation segment, in 4Q09, Embraer signed contracts with Oman Air, in the Persian Gulf, for the sale of five EMBRAER 175 E-Jets, and with Austria’s NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH airline, which confirmed purchase rights for two more EMBRAER 190 EJets. During the last three months of the year, Embraer welcomed Kazakhstan’s Air Astana, that will operate two EMBRAER 190s in Asia, via a leasing contract with U.S.-based Jetscape, Inc.
In the last quarter of 2009, Embraer began delivery of the Phenom 300 light executive jet, which was certified in December by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States. In October, Embraer launched a new executive jet – the Legacy 650, in the large category – and announced the first order by Aircraft Asset Management AAM GmbH, from Germany, for two of this aircraft model. Another highlight was the growth in the number of deliveries of the Phenom 100 entry level jets – 52 aircraft in 4Q09.
For the defense market, Embraer announced a contract signed with the Royal Thai Navy for the sale of a second ERJ 135 jet. The Brazilian government received its second EMBRAER 190 jet, configured for missions by the President of the Republic, after the first airplane had been delivered in September. In December, Embraer began delivering the Super Tucano to two customers: two aircraft went to the government of the Dominican Republic, which ordered eight airplanes, and another four went to the Chilean Air Force (FACH), which will receive 12 airplanes.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: 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, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. 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 December 31, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com) had a workforce of 16,853 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.6 billion.
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