Brazillian aerospace conglomerate Embraer has announced its delivery results for the second quarter of 2020, in which the company delivered a total of 17 jets to clients around the globe.
Of these, just four were commercial aircraft, with the remaining 13 deliveries being executive jets – nine light and four large.
Commercial deliveries are slightly down compared to its first quarter figure, of five commercial deliveries.
Meanwhile, executive deliveries are up on the first quarter, in which it delivered nine jets to executive clients (five light and four large).
The second quarter figures were significantly down on previous years results, as to be expected amid a global pandemic, and the resulting unprecedented slowdown in demand for travel worldwide.
According to Embraer, as of 30 June, the firm order backlog totalled US$15.4 billion (A$21.9 billion).
Throughout the quarter, Embraer made some significant deliveries, including the delivery of its 1,600th E-Jet, received by Helvetic Airways.
The Swiss airline also announced an upgrade to its previous firm order with the Brazillian company, converting four of its E190-E2s in backlog instead to E195-E2s, the largest aircraft in the E-Jet E2s family.
Helvetic Airways’ order is now for a total of eight E190-E2s, four E195-E2s, and with purchase rights for a further 12 E-Jet E2s.
Meanwhile, Congo Airways also converted its firm order made in December 2019 for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for an additional two of the same type, into a firm order for two, larger, E190-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further two aircraft.
In the defense and security segment, Embraer delivered its third C-390 Millennium multi-mission medium airlifter to the Brazilian Air Force, following the delivery of the first two units in 2019.
This third unit is reportedly capable and prepared to perform aerial refuelling missions, with the KC-390 Millenium designation.
Last month, Embraer also announced the delivery of its first ‘enhanced’ Phenom 300E to an executive client, Texas law firm Dunham & Jones.