The airframer was hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and a failed partnership with Boeing
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer handed over 28 commercial jets in the fourth quarter of 2020, bringing its total for last year to 44.
According to the company’s fiscal year earnings results, deliveries dropped 51% compared to 2019 when it managed to distribute 89 narrowbodies to airline customers.
The complement of 44 jets comprised 32 E175s, seven E195-E2s, four E190-E2s and a single E190.
In December, Belavia took delivery of its first E2 next-generation Embraer aircraft in Brazil. The new jet is the first of three E195-E2 jets to be leased to Belavia by AerCap.
Meanwhile, Myanmar Airways International’s (MAI) first E190 commenced operations from Yangon on December 21, operating four daily flights.
Embraer’s commercial aviation order book – which is valued at $7.6bn and represents 53% of the company’s total backlog – comprises nearly 300 aircraft under firm orders.
Despite relatively week delivery and order figures in recent years, Embraer remains confident about the future demand for its products. In its 2020 Commercial Market Outlook, the Brazilian firm said it expects the delivery of 4,420 new jets of up to 150 seats and 1,080 new turboprops by 2029.
Revenues for last year stood at $3.3 billion, down from $4.7 billion in 2019. Loss before taxes on income further deepened from 2019’s $186m to $635m last year.