Embraer E-190. Courtesy, Embraer

Brazil-based Embraer delivered 82 aircraft, comprising 32 commercial and 50 business jets, during the fourth quarter of 2011, 10 fewer than in 2010.

Embraer said it delivered a total of 204 aircraft for the full year, comprising 105 commercial aircraft and 99 executive jets.

Embraer’s firm order backlog stood at $15.4 billion at the end of 2011, slightly down from $15.6 billion compared to the year-ago period.

During the fourth quarter of 2011, Embraer said it signed orders for 33 E-190s—comprising 15 to Singapore’s BOC Aviation; 16 to US leasing companies CIT Group (10) and GECAS (six); and two to China’s Hebei Airlines (NS)—and 12 E-195s, comprising 11 to Brazil-based Azul; and one to US-based Jetscape.

NS became the newest E-Jets operator when it received two E-190s in December (ATW Daily News, Dec. 21, 2011).