Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, delivered 39 commercial aircraft between January and September of this year, of which 18 were E175 and 21 were E195-E2. This figure represents a 44.4% increase from the total number of deliveries in the same period of the previous year, as explained by the company.
Embraer delivered 105 aircraft, including commercial aircraft and executive jets, this year. The company had 26.9% more executive jets than last year, for 66 aircraft.
During Q3, the commercial aircraft portfolio increased by 7.5% to $8.6 billion. 42 aircraft of this type were sold between July and September.
During the third quarter, Embraer secured a significant contract with SkyWest in the commercial aviation industry. The deal includes an order for 19 brand-new jets, which will be used to operate on United Airlines' network. These 70-seat aircraft will be delivered in a three-class configuration, adding to the 90 jets that SkyWest already operates with United Airlines. The deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024.
Embraer also signed an important agreement with Luxair during the quarter. The Luxembourg airline ordered four E195-E2s, along with two purchase options and three purchase rights for additional E2 aircraft. The deal also includes conversion rights for the E195-E2 if requested by Luxair. The first of these deliveries is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2025.
Air Peace, one of the largest airlines in West Africa, has placed a firm order for five Embraer E175s. The deliveries of these 88-seat aircraft are expected to begin in 2024.
Binter has also placed another firm order with Embraer. This order is for six Embraer E195-E2 aircraft and will bring Binter's E2 fleet to 16 aircraft once delivered. The deal was announced in June 2023 and was included in the 3Q23 order book.
Finally, American Airlines has recently signed and announced a firm order with Embraer for four new E175s. Envoy Air, an American subsidiary that is 100% responsible for operating these aircraft. All deliveries are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2024. Envoy's E-Jet fleet is expected to reach over 150 aircraft by the end of 2024 with these new additions.