Brazil’s Embraer sells five aircraft to Colombia’s AeroRepública

16 March 2006

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 16 March – Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said Wednesday it was selling five model 190 airplanes to Colombian airline AeroRepública, which would be delivered as of November this year.

AeroRepública had also signed an option to buy a further 20 units of the same model, Embraer said.

AeroRepública will be the first company to operate with the new Embraer model in the Colombian market. It has a capacity for 108 passengers in a single class.

In Latin America Embraer’s aircraft have been ordered or are being used by a total of 17 companies in 15 countries.

At the end of February Embraer launched a Chinese version of its website as part of its consolidation strategy in Asia. It is one of the first large Brazilian exporters to have a specific site in Chinese.

In 2002, via a joint venture with China Aviation Industry Corporation, Embraer created its first foreign unit.

The Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Company is located in the city of Harbin in Heilongjiang province in northeast China.

The Chinese unit has around 180 workers and producers Embrarer model 145 jets, with a capacity of up to 50 passengers. (macauhub)