Embraer delivers 246 Jets in 2010

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SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil – Embraer delivered 92 jets during the fourth quarter of 2010, 30 of which to the commercial aviation market, 61 to executive aviation, and one to the defense segment. Thus, the Company closed out 2010 with 246 jets delivered. The firm order backlog, at the end of the year, came to US$ 15.6 billion, which is 2% higher than the amount recorded on September 30, 2010.

Deliveries by Segment
4Q10
2010

Commercial Aviation
30
100

ERJ 145
2
6

EMBRAER 170
1
9 (+2)*

EMBRAER 175
3
8

EMBRAER 190
20
58

EMBRAER 195
4
17

Executive Aviation
61
144

Phenom 100
33
100

Phenom 300
15
26

Legacy 600/650 and Shuttle
8
10

Lineage 1000 and Shuttle
5
8

Defense
1
2

ERJ 135
1
1

Legacy 600/650

1

TOTAL
92
246

* Numbers in parentheses signify operating leases

The last quarter of the year was marked by the certification and beginning of operations of a new Embraer executive jet. The large cabin Legacy 650 is based on the successful Legacy 600 platform. Its spacious and comfortable cabin can carry 14 passengers and is able to fly nonstop from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Miami, Florida, in the U.S. Eight Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 jets were delivered from October to December. Also, production of the Phenom jets accelerated. In 2010, 100 were delivered, which is seven more than the previous year, besides 26 Phenom 300s. Embraer also announced an agreement with U.S.-based NetJets, which resulted in firm contract for the sale of 50 Phenom 300s, and another 75 options.

Throughout 2010, the commercial aviation market showed concrete signs of recovery and gradually regained its business activity. Consequently, Embraer sealed contracts for the sale of 97 new airplanes, which is very close to the 100 deliveries made. The following table summarizes the standing of the commercial jet backlog on December 31.

Aircraft Model
Firm Orders
Options
Deliveries
Firm Order Backlog

ERJ 145 Family

ERJ 135
108

108

ERJ 140
74

74

ERJ 145
708

706
2

Total – ERJ 145 Family
890

888
2

EMBRAER 170/190 Family

EMBRAER 170
191
40
181
10

EMBRAER 175
173
276
133
40

EMBRAER 190
478
353
321
157

EMBRAER 195
105
51
64
41

Total – EMBRAER 170/190 Family
947
720
699
248

TOTAL
1,837
720
1,587
250

In the fourth quarter of 2010:

The Letters of Intent signed with Air Lease and Republic, of the U.S., which were announced at the Farnborough International Airshow, in July, resulted in 16 new firm orders for the EMBRAER 190. Another 44 airplanes from these agreements could be confirmed in the coming months;

LAM, from Mozambique, confirmed the purchase of one more EMBRAER 190;

Lufthansa, from Germany, bought eight more EMBRAER 195s (converting another two EMBRAER 190s, ordered previously, into EMBRAER 195s);

CDB Leasing, from China, ordered ten EMBRAER 190s. This order was announced on January 10, but it is shown in the backlog of December 31 as “Undisclosed customer”;

One EMBRAER 190 jet was sold to an undisclosed customer;

Two previously unnamed customers were announced – BA CityFlyer, from the United Kingdom, with two EMBRAER 190s, and Fuji Dream Airlines, from Japan, with one EMBRAER 175;

The 700th E-Jet produced was delivered by Embraer in November and will be operated by BA CityFlyer;

Five firm orders for the EMBRAER 190 by US Airways were cancelled.