Brazil: Embraer’s Chinese unit gets certified for components and equipment

14 August 2008

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14 Aug – Embraer’s component center in China has received certification from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Brazil’s regulator for the industry, the company announced Tuesday,

Embraer, the world’s biggest producer of short-haul jetliners, said the certification allows expansion of its maintenance services and will cut delivery times of parts to the Chinese subsidiary.

With certification of the Chinese center, the Brazilian company will boost its commitment to offer services and materials “at top level to improve coverage of support to the company’s growing airline fleet in the market.”

“We are very proud at the certification of our team,” said Siu Ying Yeung, director of Embraer’s customer support services in China.

Embraer delivered 33 regional jetliners to six Chinese customers by 30 June and has firm orders for another 88 planes in China.

The company set up a joint venture in 2002 with Harbin Aircraft and Hafei Aviation Industry, both owned by China Aviation Industry Corporation II.

Harbin Embraer Aircraft was the result of US$ 25 million investment by the Brazilian manufacturer and is situated in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province The partnership makes aircraft exclusively for the Chinese market using models identical to those produced at Embraer’s main plant in the city of Sao Jose dos Campos, 90 kilometers from Sao Paulo. (macauhub)