SAO PAULO, July 15 Brazilian planemaker Embraer
SA's backlog of firm orders rose to the
highest level in almost four years in the second quarter, in a
sign of rising demand for regional aircraft.
Embraer's backlog, or the pipeline of future revenue for the
world's largest producer of regional planes, rose to $17.1
billion at the end of June, from $13.3 billion in March and
$12.5 billion at the end of last year, the company said in a
statement on Monday. It was the highest since September 2009.
During the second quarter, the company delivered 22
commercial jets, five more than in the first quarter, the
statement added. Deliveries of executive jets jumped to 29 in
the second quarter from 12 in the first quarter.