Brazil’s Embraer expected to deliver 145 aircraft in 2006

13 April 2006

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 13 April – Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is expected to deliver 145 airplanes this year, a similar number to the 141 delivered in 2005, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

Embraer also said that in the first quarter of the year, 27 aircraft had been delivered.

Orders in the company’s portfolio include four ERJ-145, eight Embraer 170, one Embraer 175, eight Embraer 190, four Legacy (executive jets) and two military defense Embraer 170.

Fixed orders on Embraer’s books totaled a value of US$10.4 billion at March 31, 2006.

In 2002, via a partnership with the China Aviation Industry Corporation, Embraer set up its first overseas manufacturing unit.

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

In December 2004, Embraer, together with the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), won the privatization tender for Portuguese aviation company OGMA – Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal. (macauhub)