SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil , July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embraer
(NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) delivered 56 aircraft to the Commercial,
Executive, and Defense segments during the second quarter of 2009 (2Q09). On
June 30, 2009 , the Company's firm order backlog was
Of the 56 aircraft delivered by Embraer in 2Q09, 35 went to the Commercial Aviation segment, 19 to Executive Aviation, and two to Defense.
During 2Q09, Embraer signed KLM Cityhopper, KLM's regional subsidiary, for seven firm orders for the EMBRAER 190 jet, confirming options from the original contract, which was released in August 2007 . The Dutch airline has 11 purchase options for Embraer jets, as well. The Company also signed a contract with Argentina's Austral Lineas Aereas for the sale of 20 EMBRAER 190 jets. The value of this contract still is not included in the Company's firm order backlog for the quarter. Embraer also sold a third E-Jet -- an EMBRAER 175 -- to Japan's Fuji Dream Airlines, from the Suzuyo Group. This order is already included in Embraer's firm order backlog for the first quarter of 2009.
In 2Q09, Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 190 jet to NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, from Austria ; an EMBRAER 195 to Augsburg Airways, which is a partner of Lufthansa Regional; an EMBRAER 170 to Airnorth, with headquarters in Darwin, Australia ; and three EMBRAER 175s to TRIP Linhas Aereas, which is the largest regional airline in Brazil . During the same period, via its wholly owned subsidiary ECC Leasing Company Limited, Embraer delivered the first ERJ 145 jet to Passaredo Linhas Aereas in April.
After 12 years in service, the worldwide fleet of Embraer's ERJ 145 platform has accumulated over 15 million flight hours. Furthermore, the Company delivered the 1,100th aircraft of the ERJ 145 family, a Legacy 600 executive jet.
In the executive segment, the entry level Phenom 100 jet received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Company also delivered the first Phenom 100 jet to Executive AirShare, of the United States , and the first Lineage 1000 extra-large executive jet to HE Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, of Abu Dhabi , in the United Arab Emirates .
In the defense segment, Embraer signed two important contracts in April. The first was with the Brazilian Air Force (Forca Aerea Brasileira - FAB) for the program for developing and manufacturing the KC-390 military transport aircraft. The second was a contract for modernizing 12 Brazilian Navy jets -- nine AF-1 (single-seat) and three AF-1A (two-seat). The Company also delivered the 100th Super Tucano it has produced. The commemorative aircraft was received by the FAB, which has ordered that 99 of this model be built.
Also in 2Q09, Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Company, Ltd. (HEAI) signed a contract with Hainan Airline Company, Ltd. (HNA) to adjust the existing contract, signed on August 31, 2006 , from 50 to 25 firm orders for the ERJ 145 jet.
On June 30, 2009 , Embraer's firm orders, separated according to products, for the Commercial Aviation segment, were as follows.
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica 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
Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao 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 June 30, 2009 , Embraer had a workforce
of 17,237 employees -- not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and
HEAI -- and its firm order backlog totaled
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