Embraer has delivered a total of 22 jets in the first quarter of 2019, of which 11 were commercial aircraft and 11 were executive jets, including eight light and three large. As of March 31, the firm order backlog totalled $16 billion.

In the first quarter of 2019, Embraer delivered the first E175 jet to Mauritania Airlines, the first of this model to the African continent.

The airline signed a firm order for two E175 jets in 2018, with a contract value of $93.8 million at current list prices.

Embraer also signed, in April, a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Nigerian airline, Air Peace, which will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa.

The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of $2.12 billion based on current list prices. This order will be included in Embraer’s 2Q19 backlog.