Embraer delivered 244 jets in 2009, exceeding its guidance figure of 242.

The Embraer 190 led the commercial jetplane category with 62 deliveries, while the Phenom 100 in the executive jet aviation saw 93 deliveries during the year.

The company had received firm orders for 890 ERJ 145 family aircraft and 862 orders for the Embraer 170/190 family aircraft up to 2009.

In the last quarter of 2009, Embraer signed contracts with Oman Air, NIKI and Kazakhstan’s Air Astana.

The firm has an order backlog of $16.6bn as of 31 December 2009.