Brazil: Embraer delivers 169 aircraft in 2007 and beats record

10 January 2008

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, 10 Jan – Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer in 2007 delivered 169 aircraft to its customers, its highest ever number in a year, the company said in a statement posted on its website.

As well as this, the statement said, Embraer also reached a new record in terms of definitive orders in its portfolio which, on 31 December 2007, totalled US$18.8 billion.

In the fourth quarter of last year, the company delivered 61 jets to the commercial aviation segment (45), executive aviation (14 Legacy 600) and defense and government (2), meeting its target of delivering between 165 and 170 aircraft in 2007.

In the last quarter, Embraer also increased the number of customers on its portfolio of definitive orders, for Embraer 170/190 aircraft, with the sale of two 170s to Suzuyo, in Japan, 16 190s (11 for Taca, in El Salvador, and five for NAS Air, in Saudi Arabia), and ten units (seven 170s and three 190s) for Virgin Nigeria.

US airline Republic Airways has confirmed its 11 buy options on Embraer 175 jets.

This year the company expects to deliver between 195 and 200 jet aircraft to the commercial aviation segment, executive aviation and defense and government, as well as ten to 15 Phenom 100 jets.

Embraer, which was founded in 1969, manufactures jets with up to 120 seats and is one of Brazil’s largest exporters.

Headquartered in Sao Jose dos Campos, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, the company has offices, industrial installations and services workshops in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. (macauhub)