Brazil's Embraer firm order backlog hits highest level since Q2 2018

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A model of an Embraer aircraft is displayed at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, or Airshow China, in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

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SAO PAULO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA) said on Monday its firm order backlog ended 2021 at $17 billion, the highest level since the second quarter of 2018, even after Brazil's Air Force cut its orders for KC-390 Millennium jets to 22 from 28.

Embraer added in a securities filing that it had delivered a total of 55 jets in the fourth quarter of 2021, including 16 commercial and 39 executive aircraft. In the full year, deliveries reached 141 jets, it said.

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Reporting by Gabriel Araujo, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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