Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) reported Tuesday that it had delivered a total of 14 jets—including six commercial models, and eight executive jets (six light and two large)—during the first quarter of 2022.
As of March 31, the firm order backlog stood at $17.3 billion.
Embraer has benefited from the boom in business jet sales recently. In 2021, the company delivered 93 executive jets, and the company ended the fourth quarter of that year with its highest quarter backlog since the second quarter of 2018.
Company to Expand Workforce
Embraer also announced Tuesday plans to hire more than 150 workers at its Melbourne, Florida, facility. Opened just over a decade ago in 2011, the 67-acre location is home to its Embraer Executive Jets headquarters. At this location, Embraer assembles the Phenom 100EV and Phenom 300E models and performs the final assembly of the Praetor 500 and 600 jets.
The company is now looking for a range of skilled professionals, including:
- assembly technicians
- A&P technicians
- aircraft painters
- quality inspectors
- manufacturing engineers
In a statement, Darrel Stern, head of talent acquisition and campus programs manager for Embraer North America, said, “Embraer chose the Space Coast due to the area’s highly skilled workforce. Because of this, we are lucky to work with extremely talented individuals each day. Our company is growing at a remarkable pace, and we are now looking to expand our talent search—not only in Brevard [County] but throughout the entire state.”
Embraer plans to host a recruiting event with CareerSource Brevard County at the Rockledge Career Center on April 21, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.