Brazil’s Embraer sells six aircraft to Egyptian airline

18 September 2006

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 18 Sept – Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced the sale of six planes to EgyptAir Holding Company, with an option on another six aircraft.

The 76-seat Embraer 170s will be operated by EgyptAir Express, a subsidiary of EgyptAir, and the first airliner will be delivered in April, 2007.

The delivery of the first plane, whose cost was not revealed, will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Egyptian company, Embraer said.

Employing around 17,500 workers at its factories in Brazil, China, Europe and the United States, Embraer currently has an order book worth US$ 10.2 billion.

Created 37 years ago, the Brazilian plane maker has already produced 3,900 aircraft which are operated by 70 airlines in 43 countries. (macauhub)