Embraer Sells Out BizJet Production Until Late 2021

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Brazil-based Embraer’s executive-jet division took in record orders for the first three months of 2021, driven by first-time buyers and recovery in the small and midsize business-jet segment, the company said.

About 50% of the division’s orders during the first quarter were from first-time buyers, officials said on a financial-results call with analysts April 30. The company’s production is sold out until the fourth quarter.

Embraer recorded growth in its business-jet order backlog across its product lines with a book-to-bill for the quarter of 1.75:1, the number of orders compared to deliveries. “Another piece of great news for us,” Francisco Gomes Neto, Embraer president and CEO, told analysts. 

Embraer’s executive-jet division recorded $152.1 million in net revenue during the first quarter, up 18.8% from the same time a year ago.

In all, Embraer posted an adjusted net loss of $96 million during the quarter, compared to a loss of $104 million a year ago.

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.